How to Set Up Gmail on an Android phone

In this guide we will walk you through how to set up your emails in Gmail. This is the default email app on most android devices, with the exception of Samsung devices. If you don't have the Gmail app, you can download it from the Google play store.

This tutorial is applicable for any Android devices including mobile phones and tablets which run the Android OS.

Please note:

The following set up guide is based on using a Xiaomi Mi 11, running Android OS 11 and MIUI 12.5.4; please note that Android OS interfaces can be slightly different, but this tutorial will apply to most Android devices, including Samsung and Sony devices.


Before you begin!

Before you start, you will need the following information:

  • Your email address and password
  • Your incoming and outgoing mail server settings

If we have created the email address for you, a member of our team will have forwarded these details to you by email.

If you haven't created an email address yet, please follow our tutorial on How to Create an Email Address in Easy Sites.


Step 1

If this is the first time you have opened Gmail, you be prompted to add an account straight away. If you already have other accounts on Gmail, you will need to follow the path below:

  • Click on the three lines on the top left to bring up the side menu
  • At the very bottom, select "Settings"
  • Select "Add Account" from the bottom of the list

Step 2

From the list of email providers, please select "Other"

Add account section of the default Android mail app

Step 3

Enter your email address, and then select "IMAP".

You will now need to enter the incoming and outgoing mail servers.

Your incoming and outgoing server information can be found in the "Help" section of the email address you are setting up, or if we created the email address you can refer to the details we will have forwarded to you.

Account setup section of the default Android mail app

Step 4

After you have updated the incoming mail server, click “Next” to update the outgoing mail server settings.

Outgoing mailserver section of the default Android mail app

Step 5

Hit "Next" to complete the setup.

Sync frequency section of the default Android mail app

You are now ready to start sending and receiving emails from your Android device.

Need help?

If you have any problems setting up your emails in the default Android mail app, please contact our team here.