How to Add Another Email Account to Gmail App

Posted December 8, 2017 by Leomar Umpad in Android, Apple iPhone, Gmail, Google

How to Add Another Email Account to Gmail App

The Gmail app in itself is already one powerful and useful tool. What most users do not know is that the Gmail app also works as a mail client. To top it off, Gmail app supports other email accounts aside from those that are from Google. Yahoo!, and other personal and corporate mail accounts can are accessible through the Gmail app. This article will guide you how to add another email account to Gmail app.


Turn your Gmail app into your ultimate email client app. Access multiple emails from the Gmail app. Regardless if Google powers your email, you are on Yahoo!, or you have a customized one, the Gmail app supports all email accounts – POP or IMAP. The app even automatically sets up the incoming and outgoing server settings for other popular email providers. It’s time to consider ditching those other crappy email clients and stick to one powerful tool – the Gmail app.

How to Add Another Gmail Account to Gmail App

Note: This article works for both the iOS and Android version of the Gmail app. The screenshots are taken from an Android device but should be similar with that of the iPhone.
To add another Gmail account to the Gmail app, do these:

1.Go to your phone’s Home screen.Android Home Phone App Icon
2.From the Home screen, locate and open the Gmail app.Android Gmail App
3.From the Gmail app, tap on the menu button located on the upper-left part of the screen.Gmail App Menu
4.The currently opened Gmail account and the menu options are displayed. Tap on the account name on the upper-part of the menu.Gmail app account
5.The list of available email accounts is displayed. Tap on the Add Account option.Gmail app account add acount button
6.Tap on Google.Gmail app account add account Gmail
7.Verify that you own the phone by entering your PIN code. If your phone supports fingerprint recognition, you can use the feature, too.Gmail app accounts Add Gmail verify ownership of phone
8.Enter your Gmail username and tap on the Next button on the lower-right side of the screen.Gmail app accounts Add Gmail enter username
9.Enter your Gmail password and tap on the Next button on the lower-right side of the screen.Gmail app accounts Add Gmail enter password
10.Agree to the Terms of Service and Google’s Privacy Policy by tapping on the Accept button on the lower-right side of the screen.Gmail app accounts Add Gmail Terms of Service NEXT
11.The added Gmail account now appears on the list of email accounts on your Gmail app. Tap on the account to access it.Gmail app accounts display Added Gmail account

How to Add Another Email Account to Gmail App

Note: This article works for both the iOS and Android version of the Gmail app. The screenshots are taken from an Android device but should be similar with that of the iPhone.
To add another email account to the Gmail app, do these:

1.Go to your phone’s Home screen.Android Home Phone App Icon
2.From the Home screen, locate and open the Gmail app.Android Gmail App
3.From the Gmail app, tap on the menu button located on the upper-left part of the screen.Gmail App Menu
4.The currently opened Gmail account and the menu options are displayed. Tap on the account name on the upper-part of the menu.Gmail app account
5.The list of available email accounts is displayed. Tap on the Add Account option.Gmail app account add acount button
6.Tap on your preferred non-Gmail email account. For this example, tap on Yahoo.Gmail app account add account other email
7.Enter your email address and password.Gmail app account add account other email enter username
8.The Gmail app may request access to your email’s data. Tap on Agree┬áto give access to Gmail and proceed to the next page.Gmail app account add account other email Permissions
9.Enter your incoming mail server settings. For popular email providers, entries are automatically provided. If you are using a customized or corporate email, you will need to enter your incoming server settings manually. Tap on the Next button to proceed.Gmail app account add account other email Permissions Agree
10.Enter your outgoing mail server settings. For popular email providers, entries are provided automatically. If you are using a customized or corporate email, you will need to enter your outgoing server settings manually. Tap on the Next button to proceed.Gmail app account add account other email outgoing settings
11.Select your account options and tap on the Next button located in the lower-right part of the screen.Gmail app account add account other email options NEXT
12.Choose a name and an account name for your newly added email account then tap on the Next button.Gmail app account add account other email names NEXT
13.The recently added non-Gmail email account now appears on the list of email accounts on your Gmail app. Tap on the account to access it.Gmail app accounts display

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: The Gmail app did not automatically fill in my inbound and outbound settings, and I do not know what are my emails incoming and outgoing mail settings. How can I proceed?
A: If you are using an email provided by an email company, contact the company’s support team and ask for the incoming and outgoing settings for your account type. Some email companies have different settings based on the account type, so it is important to disclose your email account type. If your email address is a customized email from your company, check with your IT team and ask for the incoming and outgoing email settings.

Q: Can I access these added email accounts from my Gmail account on the web?
A: The added email accounts are exclusive to the Gmail app installed on the device. The added email accounts won’t appear in the web version of Gmail.

Q: Will reinstalling my Gmail app retain the accounts I added?
A: No. Deleting and reinstalling the Gmail app will delete all the emails on it. You need to add them again one by one.

You just learned how to add another email account to the Gmail app. If you have questions about any of the steps provided, let us know in the comments.

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About Leomar Umpad

A supply chain operations manager by profession. A technology-lover and a writer by heart. I have the passion to teach and inform.
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