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Solved Siri says "No Email"-- but have Gmail app working fine??

Discussion in 'Apple Mobile Devices' started by letchworth, Sep 3, 2018.

  1. letchworth

    letchworth Thread Starter

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    When I first set up my iPhone 7, I set up Gmail on the Mail app. Gmail notified me that they had their own app, so I installed that and eventually removed Gmail from the Email app. Everything seems to be working fine, gmail operates as expected.
    However, when I say, "Hey Siri please send an email to Jim", I am told that "Uh oh... you don't have an email account set up yet."
    "Just launch the Mail app... it will guide you through the setup process".

    I told Siri to open gmail and she complies-- but even with the program open she says, "Uh oh... you don't have an email account set up yet."

    Shouting, "What do you think gmail is???" has no effect---

    As I said earlier, I had originally set up gmail under email--- but that caused other problems/confusions like receiving incoming email in both gmail & email--- and duplicate instances of contacts derived from both instances.

    I could send everything as texts if I have cell numbers for recipients "Hey, Siri--- send a text to Jim"---- but sometimes only email is appropriate or available.

    Is there a way to do what I am wanting to do with iPhone 7?? Your help would be greatly appreciated.
    letchworth
     
  2. Drabdr

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    Hello there! Would it be feasible to establish the gmail account on your mail app for the purpose of Siri? I imagine what is happening is Siri doesn't recognize the Gmail app as an "authorized" email app.
     
  3. letchworth

    letchworth Thread Starter

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    Thank you for your reply- I think that is the route to go, seems strange to have to do it that way, but I'm new to iphones & that may just be their way of doing it.
    thank you
    letchworth
     
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