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My old iPhone is a 7 (I think they are up to 12 or 13 these days).  I updated it a few days ago to software version 15.0.2, and now I cannot access my gmail account on it.  I get the message, "Gmail needs to be updated to work with this version of IOS".  I have done a web search for how to do that.  The instructions are rather complex.  Most of them involve using the "I Cloud" and I am not on (in?) the Cloud, never activated the account.   It occurred to me that maybe I could just close out my gmail/email app for a few days and then sign up for a new gmail account.  Cutting the electronic Gordian knot, so to speak.  I can still get to my gmail on my computer, so it's inconvenient, not a tragedy.

 

So, what unforeseen complications might happen if I just exit gmail for a few days and then try to come back in?  Would I be able to use the same old email address?  And I still do not want to be in the Cloud, paying extra to store stuff that should be deleted.

 

What say you gurus?

 

Thanks for your thoughts.

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Interesting. I haven’t had an issue like that, but I don’t use Gmail at all. 
 

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I just tried mine and it opens just fine. 
Try this, completely delete your gmail app then reinstall it from the App Store. That may fix the problem. 

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Got a survey after an update years ago.    In comments I wrote "Why bother to ask"  You do whatever you want anyway       Still waiting for reply  HaHa    GW      

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Understand completly   Just upgraded to Iphone 13 cause was having connection problems with hearing aids.   Would still have my flip phone if it would have worked with hearing aids      GW

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3 hours ago, J-BAR #18287 said:

My old iPhone is a 7 (I think they are up to 12 or 13 these days).  I updated it a few days ago to software version 15.0.2, and now I cannot access my gmail account on it.  I get the message, "Gmail needs to be updated to work with this version of IOS".  I have done a web search for how to do that.  The instructions are rather complex.  Most of them involve using the "I Cloud" and I am not on (in?) the Cloud, never activated the account.   It occurred to me that maybe I could just close out my gmail/email app for a few days and then sign up for a new gmail account.  Cutting the electronic Gordian knot, so to speak.  I can still get to my gmail on my computer, so it's inconvenient, not a tragedy.

 

So, what unforeseen complications might happen if I just exit gmail for a few days and then try to come back in?  Would I be able to use the same old email address?  And I still do not want to be in the Cloud, paying extra to store stuff that should be deleted.

 

What say you gurus?

 

Thanks for your thoughts.

Maybe this helps?

 

https://www.payetteforward.com/why-doesnt-gmail-work-on-my-iphone-heres-the-fix/

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