Where is the Gmail Gear icon Settings tabs

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Mostly new or even Gmail regular user is not familiar with Gmail gear icon. The purpose to find the Gmail gear icon is taking a look in Settings for any required changes. For non-expert user, the purpose is just to send an email and receive a message to read.

Gmail Gear icon browser
Gmail Gear icon browser
In some cases, users are trying to find the icon using Gmail App in Android and iOS. These applications in portable devices are lightweight apps which are for the purpose to connect with necessary items while you go. Most Settings are available only if you are using Gmail in a supported browser.

Where is the Gmail Gear icon settings

You can see it right top just below your Google profile picture as shown in below screenshots.

Gmail Gear icon
Gmail Gear icon

Right Top indicating Gmail Gear icon
Right Top indicating Gmail Gear icon


Gmail Settings
Gmail Settings

Using free account, you will find display density to choose from available three options as a comfortable, Cozy and compact view.

The next option is quick access to Configure inbox instead of going to tab view and find out the configuration of the inbox look. And further options themes, Send feedback and help.

Settings Navigation

As shown the navigation in the screenshot to see all tabs settings or use direct Settings link here https://mail.google.com/mail/#settings

Gmail Settings
Gmail Settings

Gmail Settings Tab
Gmail Settings Tab


I have no Gmail Gear icon?

There are possible reasons due to which the Gmail Gear icon is missing.

  • User is not using Gmail via computer browser OR
  • Not supporting and latest browser
  • Issue with Add-on or Extension to try another browser (Causing Gmail UI modification)
  • Mobile App Settings under Hamburger menu (Not gear icon)

Sometimes users are complaining about missing or unable to find it. Which probably the reason of not using supported browser or there might be an issue with specific add-on or extension in browser causing a problem to Gmail UI. Then you required checking if your browser supports or use another browser to test. Sometimes using Chrome in incognito mode would help and an indication that sometime wrong with your added extensions.

Where are the Gmail Settings in Gmail App Android or iOS:

There is no Gear icon if you are using Gmail App. The image is only available in the browser using laptop or desktop computer. Or you can use the browser on a mobile device as desktop version to check.

Using app swipe from left to right and then scroll down to Settings as shown in below screenshot.

Gmail App Settings
Gmail App Settings

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