How to Change the Default Mail App in iPhone

Change the Default Mail App in iOS

Starting iOS 14, iPhone users can now use any email app as the default mail app on their device. You are no more restricted to use the stock Mail app. Most people use Gmail for personal emails. So, it feels better to use the Gmail app rather than accessing your Gmail emails on Apple’s Mail app. Now when you can use Gmail or any other email app as a default mail app, learn how to do it.

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It is worth noting that you cannot use any of the available email apps as default mail app until the app supports it. It requires app developers to enable the ability even if iOS has allowed it. As of writing this article, Gmail, Outlook, Hey, and Spark have added the ability to set the app as the default mail app. More email apps should roll out the support in the coming weeks.

In this article, I will take the example of Gmail but the steps are the same for all other email apps that support the option.

Change the Default Mail App in iPhone

Launch the Settings app and then look for Gmail. In Gmail, see the option “Default Mail App“. Here select Gmail as default mail app.

Change the Default Mail App in iOS 14

That’s it. Now you have successfully changed the default email app on your iPhone. All emails will now in Gmail app by default.

Wrap Up

All the iPhone models that run on iOS 14 or later support this option. Not just for email, Apple also added the option to change the default browser from Safari to any other of your choice. That’s also a welcome move from Apple. Apple’s iOS 14 has come with several personalization options. It also unreduced Widget and several other privacy options. We have several interesting articles about Android and iOS. Don’t forget to explore and read more.

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Deepanker Verma is the founder of Techlomedia. He is a tech blogger, developer and gadget freak.


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