Google will now let users set Gmail as the default mail App on their iPhones and iPad. Before that, Google had rolled out a bunch of updates to support the latest version of Apple’s mobile operating system.
Version 6.0.200825 of Gmail for iOS is now available on the App Store. You will see an in-app prompt to set the App as the default iOS mail client. Otherwise, you can manually visit Settings>Gmail. In case you delete your iOS Mail App, Gmail (or any other third-party app installed) will be automatically set as the default mail App.
This update follows a similar update of Microsoft Outlook and Edge last week.
Chrome can also be set as the defacto browser but, once the device is reset, the defaults get cleared. It’s not apparent whether this is an actual feature or is just a bug that might get fixed in the future update.
Furthermore, the Assistant App was also updated to address an iOS 14 bug that restrained the microphone option from accepting voice commands. Google Photos was also refreshed to fix crashes in the gallery.