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How to install a plain text signature in the Gmail app on iPhone/iPad?
How to install a plain text signature in the Gmail app on iPhone/iPad?
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Written by Ira | Newoldstamp
Updated over a week ago

The Gmail app on iPhone/iPad allows HTML signature through the sync with Gmail web settings (please check our guide on how to install the signature in the Gmail app on iPhone/iPad for more details) and a plain text signature as a default mobile signature.

This guide will show you how to create and use a plain text signature in your emails with the Gmail app on iPhone/iPad. Let's begin!

Step 1. Create a plain text signature.

To create a plain text signature, we recommend adding a new department (for example, named "Plain text signatures for the Gmail app") and choosing the Blank template from our Templates Gallery as the Master template:

Please remember that Plain text signatures are limited to text-only content and do not support images or hyperlinks. We recommend you include only User Info and Contact Info in this signature version. For example, this is how our plain text signature looks:

Based on the Master template, you can mass-create new signatures for the Gmail mobile app by uploading a CSV file or importing data from the Google Workspace Directory.

Step 2. Share signatures for further installation.

After you've created and saved your signatures, follow these steps to share them with your colleagues:

2.1. Click on the Deploy button;

2.2. Choose the Send by Email option;

2.3. Select the email addresses of the recipients;

2.4. Hit the Send button to share the signatures for further installation.

The recipients you selected will receive an email containing the signature in their inbox.

Step 3. Install a signature.

3.1. To start the signature installation process, please open the email received using the Gmail app on iPhone/iPad. Once opened, tap the Get your signature button to view it on a browser installed on your device, preferably Chrome.
​3.2. Tap on the iPhone/iPad icon in the list of email clients and use the Copy signature button to get your signature ready for use.

3.3. Open the Gmail app on your iPhone/iPad.

3.4. Select your mail account.

3.5. Then go to the Main Menu.

3.6. Open Settings.

3.7. Scroll down to the Signature Settings.

3.8. Turn on a default mobile signature, remove the default text from the signature box, paste your signature into the settings, and click Done.

Note: Make sure you don't have any transparent images in your signature (if you see any, click on three dots and remove them), then click Done to save all changes.

Great job! Your Gmail app on iPhone/iPad will automatically add your plain text signature to every email you send.

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