How To Fix Apple Mail App not Syncing with Gmail (iPhone)

Apple and Google are the two most famous tech giants with a massive trail of fans around the globe. Gmail is a popular email service with many loyal users. Apple’s Mail app does not require an introduction. It is the default email client on iOS, iPadOS, and Apple Watch that allows you to access, view, and manage emails from all accounts in one place.


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As we are all aware, Apple’s Mail app also offers you a choice to sync email from different email accounts like Gmail, Outlook, etc. In this way, you can sync emails from all accounts and access them on a single app. So, yes, setting up your Gmail account on the Mail app is easy. However, if Apple Mail is not syncing with Gmail, we are here to help you!

In this post, we have listed many solutions that you can use to fix the “Apple Mail app not syncing with Gmail on iPhone” issue.

Let’s get started.

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Methods to Fix Apple mail app not syncing with Gmail

Solution 1: Manually Enable Gmail Sync on Apple Mail

Launch the Settings app on your iPhone. Tap on “Mail.”

open setting tab

Select “Accounts.” You will now see a list of all the linked accounts. Tap on your Gmail account.


Now, toggle the Mail switch to enable it.


Close the Settings app and launch the Mail app to check if the issue was resolved.

Also read: How To Add Other Email Accounts To Gmail App On iPhone Or iPad.

Solution 2: Enable Fetch New Data Option

If the “Fetch new data” option is disabled by default, you may face several issues while syncing the Mail app with Gmail. To enable this option on iPhone, here’s what you need to do:

Launch the Settings app and navigate to Mail> Accounts.

Tap on “Fetch new data.”


Now, tap on your Gmail account.

Enable the “Fetch” option for Gmail.


Under the Fetch section, make sure that the “Automatically” option is checked.

Solution 3: Restart the Mail App

Head to the home screen and then swipe up on the screen. You will now see a stack of active apps running in the background.


Force quit the Mail app and Gmail app on your iPhone.

Relaunch the Mail app and check if you are still facing the syncing issues.

Also read: How To Fix Mail and Calendar app not Working on Windows 11

Solution 4: Delete your Account and Add it Again

Launch the Settings app on your iPhone and navigate to Mail> Accounts.

Select your Gmail ID. Now, scroll down and select “Delete Account.”


Apple will now display a confirmation pop-up on the screen. Tap on “Delete Account” to proceed.

Once your Gmail account is deleted from the Mail account, we will add it again to start afresh.

Hit on the “Add Account” option.


Select “Google” from the list of available options.

Tap on “Continue.”


Enter your Gmail account’s user ID and password to authenticate.

Once your Gmail account has been added to the Mail app, close the Settings app. Relaunch the Mail app on your iPhone and check if emails from your Gmail account are being fetched on the Mail app.

Also read: 5 Awesome Facts About iOS Mail App

Solution 5: Update iOS

Using an outdated version of iOS can also trigger several errors or glitches on your device. Here’s what you need to do to make sure that your iPhone is installed with the latest iOS version.

Launch the Settings app on your iPhone and navigate to General> Software Update.


Wait for a few seconds while your iPhone checks for available updates. If an update is available for your device, download and install the latest version of iOS on your iPhone.

After upgrading the iOS, relaunch the Mail app and check if the sync issue was resolved.


Here are a few simple methods to fix the “Mail app not syncing with Gmail on iPhone” issue. You can use any of the above-listed solutions to fix the sync issues on the Mail app so that you can easily view, manage and access all your emails in one place. Also, before you begin troubleshooting, make sure you check whether your iPhone is connected to a stable WiFi network or if the mobile data is turned ON. Poor Internet connectivity might hamper the Mail app syncing your emails from other accounts.

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  • comment_avtar
    Gerd S
    Solution 4 worked for me – thank you for the summary of the possible solutions to this problem.

    2 years ago
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      Mridula Nimawat
      Glad you liked it!

      2 years ago

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