Setting Up Gmail on iPad mini

set up gmail on ipad miniGoogle email help you to access email from anywhere at any time if you have Internet connection on your mini iPad. You can follow bellow easy steps to set up Gmail on your iPad mini.Before you going to add Gmail account to your iPad iPhone or mobile phones, you need to make sure to have IMAP or POP enabled, otherwise you will not be able to setup Gmail on your mobile devices. You can find the instructions to enable Gmail IMAP & POP access and download from the tips section at the bottom of this guide.

Setting Up Gmail on iPad mini

Step 1. Launch the Settings app on the home screen of mini ipad.

Step 2. Tap on “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” option.

Step 3. Tap on “Add Account” option, you will see a screen with all email services like below.

setup gmail on ipad mini

Step 4. Choose “Google” from the available email types list. It is a default email option on your mini iPad.

Step 5. Fill up the “Name”, “Email”, “Password”, and “Description” fields and save.

input gmail username password on ipad

Be sure to use your full Gmail address that ends with ‘’

Step 6. Tap on Next button on the top right corner, you will then have the options to sync mail, contacts, calendars, notes from Gmail to iPad. You can enable or disable any item you like to sync or not to sync. from below screen.

sync gmail mail contacts calendars notes to ipad
Step 7. Tap on the “Save” button, the mail app on iPad mini should be synced with your Gmail server immediately.

More Gmail Configuration on iPad Tips

  • To add additional Gmail accounts to your iPad mini you can repeat the same steps above.
  • If you can’t set up Gmail on iPad, Gmail server can’t verify your credentails if you have input the correct full Gmail username and password, you can log on your Gmail from a web browser on computer, go to Gmail Settings page >> Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab, you can then enable IMAP for your Gmail from there. Normally your Gmail will be set up as IMAP mail on your iPad, you do not need to turn on POP unless you like to manually configure Gmail as POP mail on your iPad. See below screenshot.
    enable pop imap for gmail
  • For many popular email service and accounts like Google email, Yahoo! Mail, AOL email, iPad mini will enter most of the settings for you. That’s very convenient. When setting up the email account, you can choose which email services you want to use on you iPad mini.

24 thoughts on “Setting Up Gmail on iPad mini”

  1. How can I get my gmail to full screen view in the horizontal position eliminating the listing just showing the actual email?

  2. I have no problem getting my mail but there is no sign in or log off my mini iPad all my mail just opens up with no password. Is there a setting for log in log out?

    1. The email account password is only required when you setting up the mail account on iPad. After that the Mail app for iPad will remember the email username and password so the next time you can directly open your email account on iPad without the need to manually input username or password any more. iPad does not have a setting to manually log in or out an existing email account. You should add a passcode to lock your iPad so you do not need to worry about unauthorized access to your emails. If you want another layer of security in the email, you may search other third party mail apps or clients for iPad.

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