Google’s Gmail app is now available to be set as default mail app in iOS 14 and iPadOS 14

With the release of iOS and iPadOS 14, Apple allows third-party apps to be set as default. Earlier it was only possible with a web browser to set as default, but now Google’s Gmail app can be set as the default email app on your iOS device.

The latest update of the Gmail app is available on the App Store. The update brings the option to replace Apple’s native email app with Gmail. You can set Gmail as the default email app through settings after updating or downloading it from the App Store.

Here’s the complete changelog of the update:

NEW: With iOS 14, you can now set Gmail as your default email app. Follow the in-app prompt or go to Settings > Gmail to set Gmail as Default.

How to set Gmail as your default mail browser:

  • Open settings
  • Select Gmail from the app list
  • Tap on ‘Default Mail App’
  • Then, Select Gmail

If you prefer Google apps over iOS then you can change the default settings. Previously Google updated its Chrome app adding as a default app replacing Safari.

Currently, there’s a bug that resets the default apps which you have selected to set for Safari and Mail after you reboot the device. So, you have to reset the settings for the default app every time you reboot your device until Apple fixes the issue.

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