Gmail for iOS has been updated with a new icon. Version 6.0.201004 brings a new look on the Home Screen for Gmail. The popular mail client is now represented by an ‘M’ letter that packs all four colors used by the Google brand: blue, red, yellow and green. The red tone is still predominant, while yellow gets the smallest cut of the share.
The envelope isn’t that obvious anymore as the ‘M’ letter, which obviously hints to Mail, now appears to be displayed on a white background, making the old envelope less visible!
How To Get The New Gmail Icon
Gmail New Icon Not Updating?
If the new Gmail logo isn’t updating system-wide in iOS you have to perform the following steps:
- 1. Force quit and re-open Gmail to display the new icon within the app.
How To: Swipe-up from the bottom of the screen to bring up the App Switcher and dismiss the Gmail card.
- 2. Force restart your iPhone to reboot your system and for the new icon to be updated within Spotlight Search, App Switcher and Share Sheets menu.
How To: Press & release Volume Up, Volume Down and press & hold the Side button until the Apple logo is displayed on the screen. Be patient until the iPhone reboots.
New Gmail Icon on Apple Watch
Gmail doesn’t have a standalone app for the Apple Watch, but notifications are pushed to your watchOS device and the icon is displayed in the top-left corner of the alert screen.
The new icon is also automatically updated to your Apple Watch as soon as you reboot your iPhone.
Fact: Gmail for Android has been also updated with the new app icon. Update your app from the Play Store to get it (direct link).
Download New Gmail Icon
Do you want to grab the new Gmail logo and save it to your Photos app? Tap the thumbnail available below to open the image. Long-press on it and use the ‘Save’ option to download it to the Photos app.
Fact: The old icon is also available if you get nostalgic.
Trick To Keep Old Gmail Icon
Are you the conservative type of person and would prefer to continue to use the old version of the Gmail icon? Google doesn’t provide an option to change it but an iOS 14 trick will allow you to assign and use any image from the Photos app as an app icon for Gmail:
1. Save the old Gmail icon, available above, to the Photos app.
2. Use this step-by-step tutorial that shows how to change the Home Screen app icon in iOS 14. A how to video is also included.
Fact: This workaround will allow you to only change the Home Screen app icon. The new Gmail icon will be still displayed in App Switcher and Spotlight Search.
Which Gmail icon do you like more? The old or the new? Use the comments section available below and let us know.
Related: Do you know that you can make Gmail default mail client in iOS 14?