Gmail Phone Settings

  1. From Gmail ( or click the cog icon and select “Settings”.

  1. Select the “Forwarding and POP/IMAP” tab.
  2. Enable IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol).

  1. On your phone: add a new Google account. Use the following settings if you’re asked for anything but it will probably be automatic with just your email address and password.

Incoming Mail (IMAP) Server:

Requires SSL: Yes

Port: 993

Outgoing Mail (SMTP) Server:

Requires SSL: Yes

Requires TLS: Yes (if available)

Requires Authentication: Yes

Port for SSL: 465

Port for TLS/STARTTLS: 587

Full Name or Display Name: Joe Blogs

Account Name, User name, or Email address: (staff

Password: *********

  1. In short: IMAP accesses your email, etc., on your phone; while syncing your activity. Delete a message on your phone: it is deleted everywhere.