You can forget about the Apple Mail and choose one of the best alternatives: Gmail.
iOS 14 comes with some of the best news so far for all Gmail fans. If you’ve wanted for too long to set Gmail as your default mail app on your iPhone, now you can!
And if you’d, let’s say, want to use another mail app, that’s totally fine, too. Here is what you need to know.
What Should You Know
Mail apps and system-wide default web browsers are among the iOS functionalities we really waited for so long. And now, we can get that and even more.
Luckily, Gmail’s been upgraded to support the iOS 14, but there is a catch. It’s not where we expect. The new setting is in each app’s section in Settings.
Another significant mail app to set the default option is Outlook. You can also drop Safari for Firefox or Chrome.
Here’s how to set your default mail app on iOS 14 to Gmail
Step 1: Open Settings on your iPhone.
Step 2: Scroll down until you see Gmail, then tap on it.
Step 3: Choose the Default Mail App option.
Step 4: Select Gmail.
The checkmark right next to your chosen app means your default has been set.
A recent report shows how an iOS 14 bug is resetting default apps, but only when you reset your device. A fix should be released soon, however.
The change to Gmail might offer you a better emailing experience. Now, when you open an email link in any app you have installed, you’ll start composing your message in Gmail.
We hope Reminders, Calendars, and Weather will get a new default soon. We’ll most likely get such a thing in the upcoming iOS 15, as Apple prefers to run its projects a bit slowly. But, as the tech giant is also full of surprises, we can expect anything to happen soon.