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    Default Does Gmail use storage?

    Please forgive a very naive question, but when I view my Gmail on my iPhone, is the email downloading on the phone and taking up storage or am I just viewing it on the web? Thank you.
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    Default Does Gmail use storage?

    Assuming you are using the native Mail app then yes it is downloaded and stored on the phone. In the Settings you can control how far back it keeps emails.
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    Default Re: Does Gmail use storage?

    Or you can simply use the official Gmail app from the App Store and not worry about it being stored locally.
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    Default Does Gmail use storage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeremy View Post
    Or you can simply use the official Gmail app from the App Store and not worry about it being stored locally.
    Are you certain about that? I don't use the gmail app myself, so I'm mainly curious. Have you turned off wifi and cell service and opened the app to see if you could still see any emails?
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    Default Re: Does Gmail use storage?

    O.K., now I am really confused. What is the "native" mail app? Please remember, I am not real tech savvy. Thank you!
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    Default Does Gmail use storage?

    Quote Originally Posted by Duckycat View Post
    O.K., now I am really confused. What is the "native" mail app? Please remember, I am not real tech savvy. Thank you!
    The "native" mail app is, in this instance, Apple's default mail app / the mail app that came pre installed with your device.

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