How to Switch Gmail Back to Old Look

While Google makes it easy to switch between the new Gmail design and the old look with the quick setting option it may be frustrating if you don’t know how to walk your way around it because to some the old look is better compared to the new look. So, in this article, we will take a look at how to switch Gmail back to the old look on mobile [Android and iPhone] and on Gmail web [computer].

If you are just seeing this article and the feature to roll back the original Gmail view instead of the new design isn’t available it may be because Google has decided to take down the option to switch between the two designs completely.

If you are in his category, then, you will need to learn how to use the new Google Gmail design since you are no longer permitted to switch between the two themes.

How to Switch Gmail Back to Old Look

The steps to change Gmail back to the old look differs depending on your OS. So, for Android users kindly go to the Android section and see how to possibly switch back to the old look for iPhone users, we have the steps to take below while computer users can also check out what it takes to switch their Gmail account back to the old look.


  • Sign in to your Gmail account.
  • Tap on the “Settings” gear icon at the top right.
  • Select “Go back to original view” under “You’re using the new Gmail view.”
  • A popup will appear asking you “Why are you returning to the original Gmail view?”. You should make your opinion known in the feedback box.
  • Click on the “Reload” tab to refresh your Google Chrome browser or whatever browser that you are using to refresh the page and you will be taken to the old look in the Gmail account.

You must know that this doesn’t affect other Google Gmail accounts you are using on the browser. This only affects the account where you switch the new design to the old look. For other accounts, you must repeat the same process.

Android and iPhone

All mobile users including Android and iPhone cannot use the official Gmail app to switch back to the old look. If the feature to switch back is available it can only be done via the official website. I have also tried to switch the Gmail look from the new design to the old design but it was to no avail.

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