Gmail is not syncing with iPhone

Gmail users can access their Gmail email account using any device. Thus, after syncing a Gmail account on a device, be it an iPhone, users can use its functions like calendars, sending and receiving emails, read and star email, etc. However, if Gmail somehow stops syncing with the email client, all its services would show up errors while impacting the smooth functioning of the “Mail” app. 


Is your Gmail not syncing with your iPhone? From network issues to incorrect email settings, various reasons can adversely affect Gmail functioning on iPhone. If you wish to know how to troubleshoot Gmail syncing errors on your iPhone, continue reading this article. 


Methods to Troubleshoot Gmail syncing issues with iPhone 


Method 1. Check IMAP protocol settings and Enable it 

It is crucial to enable IMAP in your mail server to sync Gmail with an iPhone. Here is how you can do it. 

  1. Login to your Gmail account and go to the settings (a gear icon) from the top right corner.

  2. Select “Forwarding and POP/IMAP”> “IMAP Access” > “Enable IMAP” box. 


Method 2. Repair issues with your internet connection 

A poor internet connection can hinder the Gmail syncing issues. Thus, check and repair your internet connection to avoid such errors, 


Method 3. Restart your iPhone 

Sometimes some unknown errors can cause Gmail syncing issues with iPhone. Restarting a device is one of the effective ways to fix such errors. 


Method 4. Perform Manual Setup 

You need to properly configure “Push Settings” to ensure Gmail syncs with iPhone. Check the direction! 

  1. Move to the “Settings” menu. 

  2. Click on the “Password and Accounts” > “Fetch New Data” tab. 

  3. Now, select Gmail and hit the “Fetch” button. 


Method 5. Set Gmail as Default Account and Enable Contacts 

  1. Open “Settings” and move to the “Contacts” option. 

  2. Click on the “Default Accounts” option and click on the Gmail tab. 

  3. Now, go back to all options and select the “Accounts and Password” > “Gmail Accounts” option. 

Now toggle the Contacts button to enable it for Gmail. It will fix “iPhone not syncing with Gmail” issues.


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