4 Common Gmail Issues And How To Fix Them


Over 1 billion people around the world use Gmail each day. That is actually a huge number. And those 1 billion users face a lot of difficulties and have numerous questions.

Surely, the email service is quite intuitive, but there are certain areas too that may trip you up.

While calling Gmail customer service for help is one option to resolve your Gmail issues, there are certain problems that you may fix up on your own.

Here we have listed 4 of the most common issues people face while using Gmail along with their resolving methods.

Common Gmail Issues fix

  • How To Sort Emails By Sender?

Whenever you see a name or an email address in Gmail and you hover your mouse pointer over it for a few seconds, a pop-up window will appear displaying the sender’s name, email address and the profile picture.

Click on “Emails” seen at the bottom of this window, you will be redirected to a special screen containing emails sent only from that sender, sorted according to the date.

Now, if you wish to modify the view a little, you need to scroll down the screen to its bottom.

Here, you will see the option to add additional criteria like the date or whether the email that you are looking for has an attachment or not.

  • How To Change Your Password?

In order to change your password in Gmail, go to settings by clicking on the gear icon given on the top right corner of the screen.

In Setting, go to the “Accounts and Import” tab, then click on “Change password”.

You must keep in mind that this will change your password for every Google product that you use including Gmail.

You will have to first verify your account, then you will be taken through the process of password change.

You may also change your password for any other Google product and this will change it for Gmail too.

In case you are using a mobile device, you will have to switch to the full desktop view on your phone in order to change your password.

  • How To Bulk Delete A Lot Of Messages At Once?

The first step to accomplish this task is to search for all the messages you wish to delete.

Whether you want to delete all the messages sent by a certain sender, messages older than a certain date or messages containing a particular subject line such as a newsletter.

When you are done with searching out the emails that you want to delete, put a check mark in the box above the search results.

Doing this, all the emails on that page will be selected, but it will not select everything which was not returned in the search results or the emails present on the next page.

So, to add all the emails, click on the “select all the conversations that match this search” at the center of your screen.

Once all the emails are selected, you can act further. You may now delete them, label them, move them to a folder or create a filter with them in bulk.

  • How To Get Rid Of An Account Showing Up On My PC?

A wonderful thing about Gmail is that you can sign in to your Gmail account anywhere you want, even if it is on a friend’s or public computer.

Though you will always require your password to log in every time, the computer will remember that login information for the next time when Gmail is logged in by you or another user.

Similarly, if any of your friend signs in to a Gmail account on your PC, that account will keep haunting you for all eternity until you get rid of it.

  • Click on the avatar icon on the top right corner of your Gmail screen where the profile picture is displayed. After that, click on “Sign Out”.
  • Open the Gmail.com again, you will arrive at a screen consisting of all the saved Gmail accounts by that computer.
  • From here, you can remove or add any additional account as per your needs. In order to remove an account, click on “Remove an account” option at the bottom.
  • Now, click on the “X” symbol provided next to the account that you want to delete from your computer

Note: It is a great and necessary habit to make sure that you remove your personal email address from any public computer that you use to login to your Gmail account.

For more information or queries, contact Gmail customer support and ask for help.