You can now set Gmail as the default email app on iOS

One of the novelties that iOS 14 brings is that it gives a margin of choice to select which applications will work by default, beyond the Apple ecosystem.

At the moment, this option can be applied to the web browser or email app. And without a doubt, one of the most anticipated to implement this dynamic was Gmail. But the wait is over, as the Google team announced that Gmail can now be configured as an email app for iPhone or iPad.

So when you open any email address link from the web browser or from any app, it will open directly in Gmail. A dynamic that also works with Microsoft Outlook. To enable these options you just have to follow a few steps:

  • Go to the settings of your device and scroll to the app that you will set as the default. In this case, Gmail
  • Find the default mail app among the app options
  • In this section you will find Gmail and the rest of the email apps installed on your device
  • You will see that Mail is set by default, so you just have to change it to enable this option to Gmail.

It is important that you have the latest version of Gmail installed on your device before doing this process. If you have the Gmail app, but you haven’t updated it, then it won’t work. And you can apply the same dynamics to establish Outlook as an email app, Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome as a web browser, among other options.