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Why am I unable to reduce the # of days my gmail account syncs with my iPhone?

Asked: Aug 20 2015 | 8:48 am EDT 17332 Views 2 Answers View Best Answer


My storage is low on my iphone 5s and my email app is the highest contributor to this issue.

I have 2 email accounts synced with my phone, and am aware of the usual instructions on how to reduce the # of days an email account is synced. My exchange account has been synched to only 1 day of emails by taking the following path: Settings -> Mail, Contacts, Calendars -> Exchange -> Mail days to sync -> update to 1 day.

However, when I take the same steps with my gmail account I am not provided with the option to choose the number of mail days to sync. How do i make this option appear? or is there an alternative way to reduce the memory storage of the mail app with a gmail account on my iphone 5s?


Best Answer

Aug 20 2015 | 10:02 am EDT kch50428

Gmail doesn't support the "mail days to sync" function...

If you're having space issues - the most likely culprits are Pictures, Videos, Music, and podcasts you may have saved. Look into those to free up device space.

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Aug 21 2015 | 9:40 am EDT Emilie Castle

*shakes fist at gmail*

Thanks very much for the info. I will definitely look at reducing the storage on the apps you recommended - 'Mail' will just have to remain the highest contributor to my storage woes!