Configuring the iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad for IMAP

Configuring the iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad for IMAP


To configure IMAP for your iPhone or iPod touch, just watch�Google's video�or follow these steps:

1.�Enable IMAP�in your Gmail settings.
2. On your iPhone or iPod touch's home screen, tap�Settings.
3. Tap�Mail.
4. Tap�Add Account.
5. Tap�Other. (Note: If you're running software update 1.1.3 or later, tapping the 'Gmail' icon will automatically configure IMAP. However, archiving and deleting messages will work differently. If you want your Gmail IMAP actions to operate as designed, please continue on to the next step.
6. Make sure that:

    • The IMAP tab is highlighted
    • Host Name is
    • User Name is your full Gmail address, including ''
    • For Outgoing Mail Server (SMTP), Host Name is

7. Tap�Save.
8. Check our�recommended client settings, and adjust your client's settings as needed.

And you're done. You can verify your Advanced settings by tapping�Settings�> [your Gmail IMAP Account] >�Advanced.

Incoming Settings
Authentication: password
Server Port: 993


Outgoing Settings
Authentication: Password
Server Port: 587

You can add additional Gmail accounts by repeating the same steps above.

Now that your account is set up, learn�how actions in your client sync�with Gmail.