In Settings/Notes/Accounts/Add Account I can add a Gmail account (eg foo@gmail.com), but a simple Google account (eg google@foo.com) I can not.

No error, or success, message is displayed during and after the process of entering username and password. At the end of the process the account is not added to the list of Notes accounts.


But I was able to add the same email (eg google@foo.com) in Notes app under the Mac OS X (version 10.13.6).

Only in iOS (version 10.3.3) I could not do this.

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    You forgot to ask a question, you simply made a statement. I have a google login me@mydomain, Email for that google account is handled elsewhere tho, and that doesn’t have the ability to use google calendar, contacts etc. – Tyson Sep 17 '18 at 13:49
  • Your Google account is a gmail account. Have you tried setting it up as a gmail account? – Allan Sep 17 '18 at 14:16
  • @Allan, my Google account is not a Gmail account. So it's not that when I try to get into Gmail I'm redirected to the "Add Gmail to your Google Account" screen. What would "try to setting up as a Gmail account"? – eldes Sep 17 '18 at 14:36
  • What I mean by that, is set it up as gmail, but use your Google account credentials. – Allan Sep 17 '18 at 14:52
  • @Allan not all google accounts are gmail accounts. As mentioned before, I have a me@mydomain google account used for analytics, however the MX and other mail related A records point elsewhere. Not all google accounts are gmail accounts. – Tyson Sep 17 '18 at 16:06

Google account access is true a web browser.

or apps that have access to it.

it is at https://account.google.com/

Open Safari and set it up,

go to Notes and add it.

You are adding Google services not Google account it self.

You can sync it with Mail, Contacts, or Calendars.

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