How To Make Gmail Account Default

Are you tired of having to manually select your Gmail account each time you log in? Making your Gmail account your default can save you any unnecessary hassle. This guide will walk you through the steps to make your Gmail account the default.

Step-by-step Guide

For Windows and Mac

To set your Gmail account as the default mail client on your Windows or Mac computer, you have to change your browser settings. Follow these steps:

Step 1: Open your preferred browser and log into your Gmail account.

Step 2: Now, click on the diamond-shaped icon located at the right side of your address bar.

Step 3: A small dropdown menu will appear, here select ‘Allow’ to let Gmail become your default email client.

If you can’t find the diamond-shaped icon, you can manually set it up via browser settings.

For Google Chrome:

1. Click on the three dots on the top right corner.
2. Go to “Settings”.
3. Scroll down to “Privacy and security”, click on “Site Settings”.
4. Under “Permissions”, click on “Handlers”.
5. Turn on the toggle for “Allow sites to ask to become default handlers for protocols”.

For Firefox:

1. Click on the menu button and choose “Options”.
2. Select the “General” panel.
3. Go down to the “Applications” section.
4. Look for the “mailto” under Content Type.
5. Change the Action to “Use Gmail”.

For Android Devices

For Android users, the Gmail app is typically the default email app. However, if it’s not, you can make it the default by following these steps:

1. Go to “Settings” on your device.
2. Tap on “Apps & notifications”.
3. Then tap on “Default apps”.
4. Tap on “Email” and select “Gmail” from the options.

For iOS Devices

Unfortunately, Apple does not currently allow users to change the default email app on iOS devices. Thus, this isn’t possible on the iPhone or iPad at the moment. However, you can still set up your Gmail account on the default Mail app.


And that’s it! By following these simple instructions, you can easily set your Gmail account as your default email client on different devices and browsers. This will save you time and make your online communication more efficient.