How can I setup IMAP for GMail on my iPhone?

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Before I answer that question, let me first go through the various options. Read the entire post before you start configuring Gmail on your device. You can generate the application-specific password by going to the Accounts section of your account, and clicking on App Passwords.

You will be prompted to enter the verification code in the next step. The second one is the lack of Universal Inbox. Sign up for our iPhoneHacks Daily newsletter to get the top Apple news stories delivered to your inbox. Designed by Blog Consulting.

Enter the Name, Email, password and a description for your Gmail or Google Apps email address, and tap Next to continue. After your account has been successfully verified, you will get an option to select the Google services you want to sync. Launch the Settings app. Scroll down, and tap on Mail, Contacts, Calendar. Tap Exchange from the list of options not Google.

Create a Gmail account, if you do not already have one, on the Gmail website see Resources below. You will be asked to enter your first and last name, a login name and password of your choice and a security question so that Gmail can ask you to verify your identity if you ever forget your password.

Read the "Terms of Service" thoroughly and, if you agree, click on "I accept. Create my account," at which point your account will be ready to use. Log into your Gmail account using your login name and password.

Press "Save Changes" and log out of your Gmail account. Turn on your iPhone and tap "Settings" on the home screen and then tap "Mail. Check to make sure that the "IMAP" menu is highlighted. You will also be asked to enter your password so that you will not need to type it in every time you want to check your Gmail on your iPhone. The "Host Name" should be listed as "smtp.

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