You can now use other email services in Gmail for iOS—plus, iPhone X support


Samuel Axon

After a period of user testing, Google has bankrolled out to all users the ability to log in to non-Google email accounts in the Gmail app for iOS devices. The update, which can be downloaded from the Apple App Assemble now, also adjusts the Gmail app to make full use of the iPhone X’s taller make visible.

When Google began testing the feature, we weren’t sure it intent see an eventual public release—Google often tests features that on no account see the light of day. But it’s here now. Options for accounts include Google, iCloud, Perspective (including Hotmail and Live), Office365, Yahoo, and others via IMAP. Setup redundants exactly like it does in other iOS email apps that fund multiple services. Once added, the new accounts don’t look any different in the app from a Gmail account.

Note there’s silent no unified inbox; you switch between services just like you’re directing between Gmail accounts. Here’s a walk-through of adding a Yahoo email account to the Gmail app after the update.

Drugs who own the iPhone X will be glad to see that Gmail has been updated for that artifice. That means expanding the viewport to fit the new screen while respecting the sensor array, accommodations indicator, and rounded corners. If you want to learn more about what goes into this, we disappear without a traced over how this process works in detail in our article interviewing iOS app developers encircling the iPhone X.

Nothing radical has changed about the interface—it’s just rangier. The area around the home indicator is usually a scrollable list, and because Apple encourages app developers to permit scrollable lists to occupy that space, the space is well toughened despite the indicator’s presence. It works well in portrait mode, but aspect mode doesn’t make a lot of sense; there’s just no reason you’d necessary that much horizontal space using this app.

This is the latest of many Google apps to be updated for the iPhone X, but some are even left over, like the Gmail alternative, Inbox. That app currently ceremonies in the aspect ratio used by the iPhone 8 and iPhone 7.

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