How to Enable Automatic Image Blocking in Gmail on iPhone and iPad

Security threat is a more important concern in daily life. additional safeguard against spammers and hackers should always be the way to go. In the backdrop of an ever-increasing demand for improved security and privacy, Google has taken several notable steps like introducing a private messaging feature inside Google Photos and allowing iOS users to enable automatic image blocking in Gmail on iPhone and iPad.

How to Enable Automatic Image Blocking in Gmail on iPhone and iPad

To prevent automatically loading attached images on the iPhone and iPad. Several email tracking clients track when an email has been opened and viewed using small and invisible images.

Here is the step by step guide to preventing Autoloading images in Gmail application on iPhone and iPad

  1. Launch the Gmail app on your iPhone or iPad and then tap on the menu icon at the top left corner of the screen.

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  2. Now, scroll down and tap on Settings.

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  3. Next, tap on your Google account at the top. Next up, tap on the Images option.
  4. Finally, choose the “Ask before displaying external images” option.
  5. That’s it! Now, exit the settings. Gmail will no longer display the attached images automatically.
image blocking feature in Gmail on Android devices is quite similar. Simply tap on the menu button at the top left of the screen > Settings > Your Account > Images. Finally, choose the Ask before displaying external images option in the popup. 


Here is a way of preventing auto loading images on the Gmail application across all the Android and iOS devices.

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