Gmail not working on iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Laubrit144, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. Laubrit144 macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2008
    Hello all,

    I just received a brand new iPhone for Christmas! I'm very excited but have not yet been able to load Gmail on my phone. When I first went to set up my phone, I put in my gmail address and password and then tried to connect to gmail. I got a message saying that it couldn't connect and the phone asked me if I wanted to connect using SSL. I didn't know what this was so I hit no. Now, when I open Mail, it defaults to my Gmail account but it can't access my email and I get a message saying "Cannot Get Mail. The connection to the server "" failed." I have working access to my Gmail account from my iTouch, so I don't see why there is a problem. I also ensure that in my gmail account IMAP is enabled. I think I just need to delete this gmail account and enter it again and try to reconnect. There seems to have been some sort of blip when I tried to connect, but I don't know how to do this. When I open the mail tab, it takes me directly into the non-working gmail account. Would really like to have my iPhone up and running ASAP. Please please advise!!!

    Happy Holidays,
  2. acfusion29 macrumors 68040


    Nov 8, 2007
    Did you put at the end of your emails?
  3. Laubrit144 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2008
    Yes, but even if I didn't, how could I check that now? How do I get back to that original screen where I put in my email address and password? Now it just takes me directly into my inbox, which has nothing.
  4. Laubrit144 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 24, 2008
    NEVER MIND!!! I went into Settings and deleted my email account and then re-entered it and there was no problem! There was some sort of glitch when I set it up the first time, just as suspected. Thanks!

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