How to Setup IMAP For Gmail on Your iPhone

If you are always on the go and want to be able to check your email, an Apple iPhone is right for you. The iPhone, as per my experience, is very effective in terms of handling all forms of communications. On another note, I’m sure that you have heard that Gmail is now becoming the number one e-mail client in the world. This is because Gmail provides their account holders with constantly increasing supply of storage space, and the e-mail interface is extremely simple and user-friendly. Just like the Google Search, Gmail service doesn’t have ads placed everywhere on your page, and you are able to find the information or e-mails that you want in an instant.

This is why Gmail and the iPhone are well matched together. Functionality wise, Gmail and the iPhone are both efficient. So now, you are probably wondering how you can integrate your Gmail account with your iPhone. In this article, you will learn how to setup IMAP for Gmail on your iPhone.

The IMAP application allows Gmail account holders to check and read their e-mail on any offline e-mail readers that is just perfect for iPhone users. Adding this protocol to your iPhone, for strictly Gmail accounts, has been recently announced by Google.The IMAP application is super simple to install and run on your iPhone, allowing you to flawlessly integrate your iPhone to your Gmail account.

In setting IMAP account, the first step is to go to your Gmail account and enable IMAP. To do this, simply log-in to your Gmail account and then go to Settings. From Settings, click on Forwarding and POP/IMAP, then click “Enable IMAP.”

Then, grab your iPhone and tap Settings, then tap Mail. Make sure that you click Add Account. After you have done so, do not click the Gmail option, because this has not been updated to the newest IMAP settings yet. Instead, click Other. Once done, you will then begin to enter your information. Enter your name, then you will be asked to put the Host Name, which is: After putting the host name, you will then be asked to enter your full Gmail account address, this includes the at the end of your username, example:

After the incoming host name set-up, you will then move to the Outgoing Mail Server, or SMTP. Under the Host Name, you put: then save all of your changes. Then you’re done! You have now just set up your Gmail account on your iPhone, thus allowing you to view all of your Gmail messages, both old and new.

It is really amazing to see how technology works. And one of these, is being able to check your e-mail wherever you are, which is extremely important in our fast paced society. iPhone users, whether business professional or a student, who needs constant access to their e-mail account will find it convenient that they can now check their emails straight from their iPhone.

There is always a consequence, either professionally or socially, if you weren’t able to reply to an e-mail message quickly. Using the iPhone, no more missed emails and you can stay connected to the people who matter… no matter where you are.

David Chan loves to try out the latest in mobile technology. He shares his experience with the Apple iPhone including how to setup IMAP for Gmail on your iPhone. The Apple iPhone is one of the coolest Phone PDAs on the market. Find out more about how to best use the iPhone and even how to win one for free at

P.S. In addition to text-based step-by-step instructions, Google has now posted a video demonstrating how to setup IMAP Gmail on the iPhone. The process is pretty simple: Enable IMAP in your Gmail account settings through a Web browser, then create a new “Other” mail account in your iPhone’s mail settings (the “Gmail” icon for creating new accounts doesn’t yet work with IMAP). The video is displayed below, but you won’t be able to view it on an iPhone due to the lack of Flash support.

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  1. My husband had noticed how my eyes would glaze over everytime the TV ad for the iPhone would come on, and surprised me yesterday by meeting me after work for dinner and then off to the Apple store. Once there, we never even approached the front of the store due to the crowds. It was something like two hours before we could even see the inside of the store. So, we just got some ice cream and chatted about the day while waiting.

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