The Gmail app is one of the most popular apps available in Apple’s App Store and on the Google Play Store. It’s used by millions of people across the world to send and receive emails. However, there have been several issues with the app over the past few years. One such issue that has been reported by multiple users recently is that the Gmail app not working on iPhone/iPad devices running iOS 13. Some users have reported that they are unable to login into the account using their credentials while others are unable to send or receive emails from their accounts. If you’re having an issue with the Gmail app on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, there are a couple of things to try.
Force Close the Gmail App
If you’re having an issue with the Gmail app, one simple solution is to force close it and relaunch it.To do this:
1) Open Settings
2) Scroll down and tap on General
3) Tap on Siri & Search
4) Scroll down and tap on “Siri Suggestions”
5) Tap Clear History & Data
Restart Your Device
The first thing you should do when an app is acting up is to restart your device. This can solve many problems and get you back in business quickly. To restart your iPhone or iPad, hold down the power button until a “slide to power off” option appears on the screen. Then simply slide that bar to power off your device and wait for at least 10 seconds before turning it back on again by holding down the same button for another 10 seconds.
Network Connection Not Available (Check Settings)
This issue occurs when the Gmail account is added to your device and you try to open the app from the home screen. The Gmail app crashes immediately after opening it. But after restarting the device, some users were able to open the app but then again it crashed soon. If you are facing this issue then there are few things that can help you resolve this problem.
Restart the Mail App.
If you are using a third-party email client for Gmail, like Spark, then uninstall it and reinstall it back again. It will solve your problem for sure.
Don’t forget to turn off any setting that may be interfering with your Gmail app. For example, if you have turned on “Save Attachments to iCloud Drive” from Settings > iCloud > Documents & Data > Saved Attachments, then disable it and reboot your device.
Disable Background App Refresh
This feature automatically updates your apps when they aren’t running. If you’ve got multiple apps running background updates at once, it may be causing problems with the Gmail app. To disable Background App Refresh, go to Settings > General > Background App Refresh and toggle off the “Background App Refresh” switch for every app that uses it (including Gmail).
Check for an Update
If your phone is up-to-date with iOS 13 or later, then this should not be an issue. You can check by going to Settings > General > Software Update and see if there’s an update available for your device hardware version (iPhone 6s or later). If there’s a new firmware available for your device model number (iPhone 11 or later), then download and install it before proceeding with other troubleshooting steps.
Uninstall and Reinstall the App
This is one of the easiest fixes for Gmail not working on iPhone. If you have recently downloaded any new application and installed it, then it might be causing issues with the Gmail app. To fix this problem, uninstall your current version of Gmail and install a fresh copy from App Store.
Make sure you have enough storage on your phone to download an email app update
Go to Settings > General > Storage & iCloud Usage and see how much storage is left on your device before downloading an update from the App Store. You can also delete apps from your phone that aren’t essential for daily use, such as games and social media apps.
If you don’t want to delete unnecessary apps from your phone and still want to use Gmail, try using a different browser like Safari or Chrome instead of using Safari as the default browser in iOS 13 settings.