How to Switch Gmail Accounts Between iPhone and Android?

Written By Jignesh Reviewed By How-to 4 Min Read

Multiple Gmail accounts is not an anomaly. To keep their professional and personal accounts separate and streamlined, most users have multiple email accounts. Making our life simpler, Google enables a scroll gesture to switch between multiple Gmail accounts on your iPhone, iPad or Android device.

The significant part about this particular Google update is that you can switch between multiple accounts in Gmail, as well as all other Google apps. Moreover, as the update rolls out, the feature will further amalgamate with YouTube, Chrome, and Contacts. Whether you love multitasking or not, these features will come in handy for everyone at multiple times in their lives. So, let’s explore how to use this feature.

Switch Between Multiple Gmail Accounts on iOS and Android

Step #1. Open your Gmail app on your device.

Open Gmail App on iPhone

Step #2. Select the current Avatar icon from the top right-hand corner and give it soft scroll either up and down. The account will immediately shift and show you the emails from the selected account.

If you have more than two accounts, repeat the process until the account that you are looking for comes up.

To control the Gmail account switching feature manually. You can tap on Profile icon and then choose the ID you wish to switch.

Switch Between Multiple Gmail Accounts Quickly on iOS and Android Device

Can you believe this? While the earlier method of a drop-down menu wasn’t that difficult, it did involve a few more steps. Whereas this one, you just need to scroll.

Over the years, Google has incorporated multiple noteworthy updates in Gmail. Not only you can add multiple Gmail accounts; it even enables you to add a third-party email address in its app. And now, you can efficiently switch between multiple Gmail accounts.

Switch Between Multiple Google Accounts on iOS and Android Device

Google earlier enabled you to maintain your photos, emails, documents, travels, contacts, YouTube history, and Chrome history separately in a different account. Now, you can switch between multiple Gmail accounts quickly.

Almost all Google Apps, such as Google Drive, Google Photos, and Google Maps among others, have incorporated this latest feature.

In most of these apps, the switch can be made by following the steps mentioned above. However, for some apps like Google Photos, Google Hangouts, and Google Play Store, the process is a bit different. Here’s how that can be done:

Step #1. Open your Google Photos app on your device.

Open Google Photos App on iPhone

Step #2. Tap on the Hamburger Button (the three lines icon).

Tap on Menu in Google Photos App to Switch Between Multiple Accounts

Step #3. Now you can swipe right to left to switch between your multiple accounts. The account will immediately shift.

If you have more than three accounts, repeat the process until the account that you are looking for comes up.

I am loving it!! 

There are a few reasons behind my love for these new features in Google Apps. For one, it’s easier, making the user-interface more user-friendly. Additionally, it saves time; even if its a few precious seconds. After all, every second count when you have a jam-packed schedule.

You might also like to read these solutions

And if I may be a little cheeky, the scroll method is way more fun. What about you? Have you tried the feature yet? Did you love it?

🗣️ Our site is supported by our readers like you. When you purchase through our links, we earn a small commission. Read Disclaimer.

By Jignesh
Jignesh Padhiyar is the co-founder of, who has a keen eye for news, rumors, and all the unusual stuff around Apple products. During his tight schedule, Jignesh finds some moments of respite to share side-splitting content on social media.
Leave a comment