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How to Set Up & Use Gmail on Apple Watch




Quick Answer

  • The Gmail app is not available for Apple Watch. But you can receive notifications and reply to emails by tweaking the Settings on your iPhone.
  • Gmail Notifications on Apple Watch: Open the Watch app → Click My Watch Tab → Hit Notifications → Turn on Gmail.
  • Get Gmail using Safari browser: Press and hold Digital Crown → Say Gmail to go to the Gmail website → Access emails.

You cannot install the Gmail app on your Apple Watch as it is available only for iPhones and iPads. But, by changing the Notification settings, you can receive Gmail notifications on your Apple Watch.

You can access the Gmail website on your Apple Watch using the Siri commands. With Siri commands, you can compose and reply to the email directly from your Apple Watch. Additionally, you can use third-party apps to get Gmail on your watch.

In this article, we will let you know the possible ways to use Gmail on your Apple Watch.

How to Receive Gmail Notifications on Apple Watch

1. Install the Watch app from the App Store and open the app.

2. Click on the My Watch tab and hit Notifications.

Tap on Notifications

3. Turn on the toggle for the Gmail app. Then, go to Settings on your iPhone → Select Gmail → Turn on the Allow Notifications toggle.

4. Now, you will get a notification on your Apple Watch whenever you get a mail from Gmail.

How to Get Gmail on Apple Watch Using Siri

1. Make sure that your Apple Watch and iPhone are paired. If your Apple Watch is Cellular, make sure to have a stable internet connection.

2. Long press the Digital Crown on the Apple Watch to launch Siri.

3. Say Gmail or Search for Gmail.

Get the Gmail on Apple watch using Siri

4. Now, Siri will open the official website of Gmail on your Apple Watch.

5. Sign in with the Gmail account details and access your emails on your Apple Watch.

Alternatively, you can also send the Gmail website ( through the Message app from your iPhone and open the Gmail website on your watch. Follow this method if Siri is not responding on your Watch.

If you can’t access Gmail on your Apple Watch, unpair your iPhone and the Apple Watch and pair it again.

How to Reply to Gmail Messages on Apple Watch

You need to add your Gmail Account on your iPhone to receive and reply to Gmail messages on your iPhone and the Apple Watch.

1. Go to Settings on your iPhone and select Mail.

Tap Mail on Settings

2. Click the Accounts and Add Account option.

Click Add Account

3. Tap on Google and Sign in with your email.

Tap Google to Add Gmail account on iPhone

4. After signing in, select Gmail in the Accounts section and enable Mail on your iPhone.

5. Now, open the Watch app on your iOS device and turn on the Mail app under the Notifications menu.

Turn on Mail on Apple Watch

6. Launch the Mail app on your Watch and scroll down.

7. To compose an email, tap New Message, add a contact, add a subject, and type a message. You can also tap the Dictation icon and send a voice message. If you have an Apple Watch Series 7, you can use the QWERTY keyboard.

8. If you wish to reply to an email, tap Add Message on the mail and type your message.

How to Get Gmail on Apple Watch Using Third-Party Apps

The below-mentioned dedicated app allows you to send and receive mail on your Apple Watch.


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The Airmail app is a dedicated mail for iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watches. By signing in with your Gmail account, you can access all your emails in the Airmail app. In the app, you can schedule the time to receive the email notifications on your Apple Watch. In addition to that, you can easily send a reply to the mail using the Dictation feature.

Pricing: Though Airmail is free to use, you can unlock the advanced premium features with an Airmail Pro subscription. Get a subscription from the Airmail website.

  • Monthly plan: $9.99
  • Annual Plan: $29.99
  • Airmail for Business: $49.99 for a lifetime

Zoho Mail

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Zoho Mail offers amazing features for your Apple Watch, like Multiple Account Support, Conversation View, Quick Swipe Actions, Advanced Search, and more. Get these features with the 15-day free trial.

Pricing: Zoho Mail offers three subscription plans. Buy any of the plans from the Zoho Mail website.

  • Mail Lite: $1/year
  • Mail Premium: $4/year
  • Workplace: $3/year

Canary Mail

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Canary Mail lets you send AI-generated mail to your conversations. Get the best workflow on your Apple Watch with the Canary AI email assistant. Also, get notified on your Apple Watch for every email received by the recipient.

Pricing: Get the features of Canary Mail for free for students and personal use. To get the advanced features, you need to buy a subscription from the Canary Mail website.

  • Pro: $20/year
  • Enterprise: $100/year

Spark Mail

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Spark Mail is one of the best mail apps for individual and team purposes. With the AI integration, you can write emails easily on your Apple Watch. You can also prescreen the sender on your Apple Watch and can control who can send mail to you.

Pricing: Spark Mail is free to use and also offers premium plans. Get any of the plans from the website.

  • Premium Individual: $4.99/month and $59.99/year.
  • Premium Teams: $6.99/month and $83.88/year.


1. Can I get WhatsApp on my Apple Watch?

Yes, you can get WhatsApp notifications on your Apple Watch and reply to them. However, you can’t install the app on your Apple Watch.

2. How to turn off Gmail notifications on Apple Watch?

When you receive Gmail notifications, swipe left and click on the three-dotted icon. Scroll down and turn off the Notification toggle. To turn off the notifications permanently, you need to visit the Settings menu.

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