Google just delivered another update for Gmail on iOS, to exploit the capacity to change the default internet browser and mail application on iOS 14 that Apple has recently released.
According to PhoneArena, the ability to change the default internet and mail browser app will give iPhone users the option to get rid of the limitations of Apple’s Safari and Mail apps. The latest version 6.0.200825 of the Gmail app for iPhone and iPad now has the ability to set it as the default email app, meaning all Mailto: links will open automatically in Google’s email app.
To use, users need their iOS device and Gmail app to be updated to the latest version. Then go to Settings> Gmail to switch it back to default. This is a major change for the Cupertino-based tech company known for its principle of maintaining tight control over all parts of its ecosystem.
The question is why should users switch to Gmail? It’s the world’s most popular email client, and advanced syncing with devices is an attractive choice for many. Plus, while Apple’s software is well known for security, the main weaknesses in the Mail app prove it’s not perfect.