How to Add Gmail Email to iOS
On iOS, the Gmail web app is a watered-down version of the web interface. The web app works well for checking email here and there, but if you spend a lot of time in your email, you’ll want to get a dedicated email app for Gmail email on iOS. A native app will function much better compared to a mobile web app. Spike is one of the best native email apps for iOS, so it’s the perfect compliment to Gmail.
How to add Gmail Email to Spike for iOS
The first step you need to take is to download Spike from the iOS App Store. Once you have it downloaded, launch the app by tapping on the Spike icon on your home screen.
When you first launch the Spike app, you’ll see a sign-in screen.
You’ll want to enter your Gmail address in the text box on the left-hand side of the screen and then click on Add Account. You’ll then see a Google authentication window pop up asking for your Gmail address, and then it will ask for your password.
After you authenticate Spike to your Gmail account, you’ll see a screen from Google showing that Spike wants access to your account. Google lists the access that Spike is requesting. Spike only accesses data required to send email, receive email, and make changes to your calendar so that changes can be made and they sync to other devices accessing your Gmail email data. You can revoke Spike’s access at any time on your Google account screen on the web.
Once you authenticate your account, Spike will have access to your Gmail account on Mac, and all your emails and calendar appointments will be available to use on your Mac. Spike will ask you to set your preferred name and let you set an account avatar if you don’t have one already.
If you have more than one Gmail account, you can add another one by selecting the Spike icon in the top left of the Spike app and scrolling down to “Add Account”. Tapping on it will launch the new account wizard. Spike also supports Outlook, Office 365, iCloud, Yahoo, AOL, and others, so it’s the perfect place to merge all of your inboxes into a universal inbox.