How to Restore Google on Your iPhone

You can add multiple Gmail accounts to your iPhone.
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If you formatted your iPhone to factory defaults or accidentally removed your Gmail account from your device, you can easily readd Google to your smartphone and resync your data in minutes. If your Gmail account is still active in your device, but you don't see any of your Google contacts or events in the Contacts or Calendars app, or you're not receiving any new email messages in the Mail app, you may need to change your synchronization settings.

1 Set Up Your Account

2 Touch the Mail

Touch the "Mail, Contacts, Calendars" option in the Settings app and then touch "Add Account."

3 Choose Google

Choose "Google" from the list of providers, and then enter your display name, email address, password and description into the appropriate fields.

4 To create your account

Press "Next" to create your account and then toggle "Mail," "Contacts" or "Calendars" to "On."

5 Press

Press "Save" to synchronize your iPhone with your Google account.

6 Set Up Syncing

7 Touch the Mail Contacts Calendars option

Touch the "Mail, Contacts, Calendars" option in the Settings app and then select "Gmail" from under Accounts.

8 Toggle Mail

Toggle "Mail," "Contacts" or "Calendars" to "On," according to your preferences.

9 Open the Mail

Open the Mail, Contacts or Calendar app on your iPhone to download your email messages, contacts or calendar events from Google.

  • To reinstall other Google services to your iPhone, navigate to the Google Apps for iOS website (link in Resources) and then click "Download App" under the program you want to use. Click "View in iTunes" on the app page to launch iTunes, click "Free App" and then log in to your Apple ID to initiate the download. Connect your iPhone to your computer when the download completes and then click the "Apps" button. Locate the app you downloaded in the list, click "Install" to copy the app to your device and then click "Apply."

Ruri Ranbe has been working as a writer since 2008. She received an A.A. in English literature from Valencia College and is completing a B.S. in computer science at the University of Central Florida. Ranbe also has more than six years of professional information-technology experience, specializing in computer architecture, operating systems, networking, server administration, virtualization and Web design.