How to Sync an IPhone With Gmail on a PC

by Spanner Spencer
The iPhone automatically sets up the POP and SMTP details for any Gmail account.

The iPhone automatically sets up the POP and SMTP details for any Gmail account.

Gmail is a free web-based email service from Google, which allows full access to the client via a web browser. The iPhone is able to synchronize its "Mail" application with a Gmail account, giving users access to Gmail on the phone. Google's email service has the benefit of providing a central point of access and storage, so the account is always up to date, whether you check it on an iPhone, computer, or other email-equipped device.

PC

1

Visit the Gmail web page at "http://mail.google.com" and click the "Sign Up For Gmail" link.

2

Enter your information in the appropriate boxes, and choose an available username. The username will also form the part of your email address before the "@" symbol.

3

Enter a password twice in the relevant boxes.

4

Choose a security question for password and account recovery features.

5

Click the "I accept. Create My Account" button to finish setting up your Gmail account on the PC. You can now check your email from any computer by visiting the Gmail web page and logging into your account.

iPhone

1

Launch the "Settings" application on the iPhone and open the "Mail, Contacts, Calendars" option.

2

Tap the "Add Account" option and select "Gmail" from the next screen.

3

Enter your Gmail email address in the username section, followed by your Gmail account password.

4

Press the "Next" button, and the iPhone will test the login credentials. Tap "Save" to finish. Any actions performed through the iPhone's Gmail account will now be synchronized with the PC.

Tip

  • check Gmail can be accessed through any web browser, regardless of the platform. Any changes will be synchronized across all your Gmail access points.

About the Author

Spanner Spencer has been writing since 2005 for a variety of print and online publications. Focusing on entertainment, gaming and technology, his work has been published by Eurogamer.net, "The Escapist," "GamesTM," "Retro Gamer," "Empire," "Total PC Gaming" "The Guardian," among others. Spencer is a qualified medical electronics engineer with a Business and Technology Education Council certificate in technical writing from Huddersfield Technical College.

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