iOS 14 is a unique offering for an operating system. The new system finally lets you easily set your own default apps for email and web browsing. As long as you have the OS installed on your phone, you don’t have to worry about having Chrome or Gmail as secondary apps. In case you missed it, Google already updated Chrome on iOS so that those that have installed the new OS can set the browser as a default.
How to set Gmail as your default mail app on iOS 14
Changing the default mail app on your iPhone to Gmail should be equally easy. Key to note is that you need to ensure you have the latest version of the Gmail app installed on your iPhone.
You simply just have to:
- Visit the settings page on your iPhone
- Select Gmail. You can also search for the Gmail app with the search bar at the top of the screen.
- Then click the Default Mail app
- Switch it to Gmail.
If you wish to easily open Gmail, Google recommends that you add the app to your dock. To do so:
- Tap and hold the Gmail app .
- Drag the Gmail app down, and release it on your dock.
You can also check out the simple steps on how to set Gmail as your default email on your iOS 14 iPhone.
— Gmail (@gmail) September 21, 2020