Set Up Gmail on Apple Watch – This article explains how to set up and use Gmail on the Apple Watch. It also covers third-party apps that deliver Gmail features on Apple Watch that the official Gmail app doesn’t.
Set Up Gmail on Apple Watch – What to Know
- Install Gmail app on iPhone > open Settings > Gmail > Notifications > configure Gmail notifications.
- Next, open Watch app > Notifications > scroll to Mirror iPhone Alerts From: > turn on Gmail notifications.
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How to Set Up Gmail on Apple Watch
The Apple Watch promises to keep you in touch and up to date with just a glance at your wrist. If you get a ton of email through Gmail, you may want to get Gmail on Apple Watch.
The official Gmail app doesn’t work on the Apple Watch. Google hasn’t added support for the Watch to its app, so you can’t read or send emails with it. But, if you’ve configured the Gmail app to send you notifications, those notifications can appear on your Apple Watch just like the alerts you get for calls or texts.
Here’s what to do:
Install the official Gmail app and set up the Gmail app on your iPhone.
Configure your Gmail notification settings in the way you prefer.
Open the Watch app.
In the Mirror iPhone Alerts From: section, move the Gmail slider to on/green. Any time the Gmail app on your iPhone sends you a notification, you’ll get the same alert on your Apple Watch.
Third-Party Apps That Add Gmail to Apple Watch
The official Gmail app may not run on the Apple Watch, but some third-party email apps support Gmail and work on Apple Watch. Use one of those, and you can get Gmail on Apple Watch.
Here’s what to do:
Download and install on your iPhone the third-party email app you want to use. Make sure to pick one that offers an Apple Watch app. In our example, we’ll use Spark.
Set up your Gmail account in the app.
On your Apple Watch, find the email app and tap it.
Different Apple Watch email apps offer various features, but at the very least, you can read your Gmail on Apple Watch at least using the app.
Some of the most prominent email apps that support Gmail on the Apple Watch include:
- Airmail: Airmail is free, with in-app purchases.
- Apple Mail: Apple Mail is free. It comes pre-installed on the iPhone and Apple Watch.
- Canary Mail: Canary Mail is free, with in-app purchases.
- Spark: Spark is free.
- Zoho Mail: Zoho Mail is free, with in-app purchases.
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