Is it possible to perform advanced searching on the native iPhone Gmail client? Search for mail containing "some string" or mail sent by, from?

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Yes, yes it can.

You can do any search that gmail supports:

from:myemail@mydomain.com "searchtime" produced the following search results (which are correct):

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Examples of what you can do:

subject:(Search Term)

To exclude a term you can do:


And pretty much anything normal Gmail supports.

  • This is an iPod UI. I see no search magnifying glass icon on the iPhone. So unless I missed something, the answer does not help. – P.Brian.Mackey Apr 9 '12 at 2:09
  • @P.Brian.Mackey Interesting, I'll need to check on my Mom's iPhone and update my answer. – jrg Apr 9 '12 at 12:01

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