Gmail not working on iPhone 12 / 12 Pro? Fix

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If Gmail is not working on iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro, you should be able to fix the problem using the troubleshooting steps given below.

Although you are certain you are entering the correct password for your Gmail account, your email will not load on your iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro. Or perhaps your Gmail was previously working on your iPhone, but now you are traveling and it has suddenly stopped. This issue can be extremely frustrating and confusing. This article will cover the details of why your Gmail is not working on your iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 and how to solve the issue to get your email loaded in the Mail app.

Fix Gmail Not Working on iPhone 12 / iPhone 12 Pro issue

The problem of Gmail not working on iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro usually occurs due to strict security protocols adopted by Google to protect Gmail Users.

For example, you may find Gmail not working on iPhone 12 or iPhone 12 Pro after moving to a new place or after using Gmail on another device in a new location.

In such cases, Google may block access to your Gmail Account, in order to prevent the possibility of someone else trying to gain unauthorized access into your Email Account.

Apart from this, the problem of Gmail not working on iPhone 12 Pro or iPhone 12 could also be due to IMAP not being enabled, Gmail service not being accessible via VPN and others reasons.

1. Restart iPhone

It’s always good to start with simple Fixes first, go to Settings > General > scroll down and tap on Shut Down.

Allow iPhone to shut down fully, wait for 30 seconds and Restart iPhone by pressing the Power button.

2. Check Status of Google Services

Sometimes, the problem is due to Google’s Gmail Service being offline or going through problems.

You can easily confirm this by visiting Google Workspace Status Dashboard and taking a look at service status for Gmail.

3. Disable VPN

If you are using VPN, disable VPN service on your iPhone and try to access Gmail.

Head to Settings > VPN > move the toggle next to Status to OFF position.

After disabling VPN, you should be able to Sign-in to your Gmail Account.

4. Reset Gmail Captcha

On your iPhone 12, head to accounts.google.com/DisplayUnlockCaptcha and login using your Gmail Address and Password and follow the onscreen instructions.

If the problem is fixed, you will see “Account Access Enabled” confirmation and you should be able to login to your Gmail Account on iPhone 12.

5. Make Sure iMAP is Enabled

Using Mac or Windows computer, login to your Gmail Account. Once you are logged-in, click on the Gear icon (top-right corner) and select See All Settings option in the drop-down menu.

On the Settings screen, click on Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab and make sure IMAP is selected.

If IMAP is not enabled, select Enable IMAP option and click on Save Changes.

6. Remove and Re-add Gmail Account on iPhone

If above solutions did not fix Gmail not working on iPhone 12 problem, remove Gmail Account from iPhone and add it back again.

Start the Settings app on your iPhone > navigate to Mail > Accounts > Gmail.

On the next screen, tap on Delete Account option.

Restart iPhone and Add back your Gmail Account to iPhone by following the next steps.

Head to Settings > Mail > Accounts > Add Account.

On the next screen, select Google as your Email Service provider.

Type in your Email Address and Password to Sign-in to Gmail. On the next screen, move the toggle next to Mail to ON position and tap on Save.

After adding back Gmail, you should be able to sign-in to your Gmail Account on iPhone.

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