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How to add a Gmail account to your Android Mobile Phone

For our fantastic how to guide today we show you how to add your Gmail account onto your android mobile phone. There are a variety of ways you can put your Gmail emails onto an android mobile phone and we will provide you a step by step guide via the following paths:

  • Gmail app
  • Inbuilt email app
  • Outlook app

We have also added at the end of each section how to remove the Gmail account from your mobile phone if you ever need to in future.

For our example, we used an Oppo mobile phone, but the process is relatively the same for any android manufctured mobile phone.

Add a Gmail account via the Gmail app

On your phone, navigate to Settings.

Android Mobile Phone access Settings

Scroll down to Accounts & Sync.

Accounts & Sync section in Android Mobile Phone

In the Accounts & Sync section, click Add Account.

Add Account option in Accounts & Sync section on Android Mobile Phone

Select Google.

Select Google option in Accounts & Sync section on Android Mobile Phone

On the Google Add your account page, enter in your email address and click Next.

In the Add your Account page for Google, enter in gmail account details and click Next

Enter in your email password and press Next.

Enter in gmail password and click Next

Click Accept.

Accept Terms and Conditions for adding Gmail account on Android Mobile Phone

The Gmail account has been added. Navigate to the Gmail app.

Navigate to Gmail app on Android Mobile Phone

You will see that your email messages are syncing onto your phone.

Emails syncing to Android Mobile Phone on Gmail app

How to remove a Gmail account from the Gmail application

On your phone, navigate back to Settings.

To remove a Gmail account from Gmail app, navigate to Settings

Scroll down to Accounts & Sync.

Navigate to Accounts & Sync on Android Mobile Phone

Select Google.

Select Google account on Android Mobile Phone

Select the relevant email address you want to remove (if more than one is listed as in our example).

Select Gmail account

Select Remove acct.

Select Remove Account option in Gmail account settings on Android Mobile Phone

You are prompted if you really want to delete the gmail account from your mobile phone. Select Remove acct.

Confirm removal of Gmail account on Android Mobile Phone

The relevant Gmail account has been removed.

Add a Gmail account via the inbuilt email application

On your phone, navigate to Settings.

Navigate to Settings on Android Mobile Phone

Scroll down to Accounts & Sync.

Navigate to Accounts & Sync on Android Mobile Phone

In the Accounts & Sync section, click Add Account.

Select Add Account on Android Mobile Phone

Select Email.

Select the Email option in the Add Account page on Android Mobile Phone

Enter in your email address and password and be sure to select IMAP from the drop down. Click Sign In.

Fill in Gmail account details in Email inbuilt app on Android Mobile Phone

You are advised that the application is Validating server settings. This should not take longer than a couple of minutes depending on your internet connection.

Validating Server settings pop up when adding Gmail account for inbuilt mail application on Android Mobile Phone

On the General Settings page, you can amend your Nickname, configure Inbox sync fequency and so forth. When you are ready to go, click Done.

General Settings section for inbuilt mail application on Android Mobile Phone

Back on the home screen on the mobile phone, select the Email app.

Select the inbuilt Email app on Android Mobile Phone

Our email account is now synchronizing onto our phone via the app.

Gmail account is synchronising emails to inbuilt Email app

How to remove Gmail account from inbuilt mail app

Navigate to Settings.

Navigate to settings on Android Mobile Phone

Scroll down to Accounts & Sync.

Navigate to Accounts & Sync on Android Mobile Phone

Click on Email.

Select inbuilt email app from list

Select the relevant Gmail account you want to remove.

Select Gmail account to remove from inbuilt email app

Click Remove acct.

Select option Remove Account in the settings section for inbuilt mail app

You may receive a pop up asking if you delete this account. Select Remove acct.

Confirm removal of Gmail account on Android Mobile Phone

The Gmail account has been removed from the inbuilt email application.

Add a Gmail account to Outlook app

Open the Outlook app.

Navigate to Outlook app on Android Mobile Phone

In the Outlook app, select the Get Startedbutton.

In Outlook app on Android Mobile Phone, select Get Started to add Gmail account

Enter in your email address and click Continue.

Enter in Gmail account in Outlook app on Android Mobile Phone and press Continue

You are taken to the Google choose an account page, select your email account if it is listed or select use another account. For our example, we select Use Another Account.

Select Use Another Account on Google sign in page

Enter in your email address on the Sign in page. Click Next.

Enter in Gmail account and select Next

Enter in your email password and click Next.

Type in email password and click Next

You are advised that Microsoft Apps & Services wants to perform a variety of actions. Scroll down and click Allow.

Allow Microsoft Apps & Services to carry out actions

The Gmail account has been added to Outlook! You are asked if you want to add another account. Just press Skip.

Press Skip in Outlook app if you do not want to add another email account.

You are shown a variety of features about Outlook app. Simply press Skip again if you want to proceed straight to the mailbox.

Skip features information on Outlook app by pressing Skip

Your Gmail account is now successfully configured to Outlook. Well done!

Gmail account is synching onto Outlook app on Android Mobile Phone

How to remove Gmail account from Outlook application

Navigate to the Outlook app.

Navigate to Outlook app on Android Mobile Phone

Select the three horizontal lines (Gmail menu) on top left.

Navigate to Gmail menu in Outlook app

Select the cog wheel.

Select cog wheel in Gmail menu on Outlook

Click the relevant Gmail account you want to remove.

Select Gmail account in Outlook app to configure

In the Account Info page, select Delete Account.

Select Delete Account to remove Gmail Account from Outlook app

You can choose where you want to remove the account from. Just the one device or all mobile devices. We leave it as is since we only want to remove the Gmail account from our mobile phone and click Delete.

Select option to delete from this device and click delete on Outlook app

The account has been removed. If you have no other email accounts set up on the Outlook app, it will return you to the Get Started screen.

Gmail account removed from Outlook app and user is taken back to Get Started page

We hope that this indepth guide helped you with adding (and removing) your Gmail account from your android mobile phone.

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