How to Use More Than One Gmail Account With the iOS Gmail App

Log in to multiple Gmail accounts in the same place

The iOS Gmail app lets you add multiple email accounts so that when you want to switch to your other accounts, it's only a few taps away. With this feature, you can log in to all your Gmail accounts in one app without logging in and out to read and send mail from the other ones.

Switching to a different account in the Gmail app is easy because your accounts are stored within the menu—the same place where you add your other Gmail accounts.

These instructions apply to devices with iOS 11 or newer and Gmail app version 5.0.181202 and later.

How to Add Additional Accounts to the Gmail iOS App

It's rare to have a single email address anymore. You may have one for work and a personal one, for example. Maybe you have one for a side gig. You can keep all your email accounts handy in the app and save time. Here's how.

  1. Open the Gmail app, then tap your user icon in the upper-right corner of the app.

  2. Tap Add another account, then tap Gmail.

    You can add accounts from several email platforms. The procedure for doing so might be different.

    Adding another account to the Gmail app
  3. Tap Continue to confirm you want to add a Gmail account. On the next screens, enter your email address and password. Then, tap Next to continue.

    Entering account credentials in the Gmail app
  4. The inbox of the new account opens. Repeat these steps for each account you want to add.

How to Access Multiple Accounts in Gmail for iOS

After you set up new accounts, you can switch between accounts whenever you want. To do so, tap your user icon in the upper-right corner, and then tap the email address you want. This opens the inbox for the second account.

Switching accounts in the Gmail app

While you can only see and search the messages of one account at a time, the Gmail app badge totals the new messages in all configured accounts.