How to Setup an Email Signature on your Android Device

November 1, 2011
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How manyof you use your Android device for work, business, or to stay connected while on the move? If you’re anything like me, you are always adding a signature with your name, title, and place of work to the bottom of your emails. If you”re looking for a quick time saver, then add a signature.

Sure, some of us just want to show off that we are emailing you from our awesome Android phones, but there’s obvious time saving benefits to this too, and it’s pretty simple and easy to do and to change, if you wish.


Gmail App:

  • Open your Gmail App
  • Click Menu
  • Tap More
  • Tap Settings
  • Click on your email address listed in the settings
  • Click Signature
  • Enter your signature and click OK.
  • You have just set your signature for that particular email account in Gmail.
Stock Email App:
  • Open your Email App
  • Click Menu
  • Click More
  • Tap Settings
  • Choose “General Settings”
  • Check “Use Signature” to On.
  • Tap Signature and enter the signature you desire for that particular account.
Now wasn’t that easy? Yes it takes some time if you have many email accounts on your phone, but how much easier can it get? Remember these signatures will be on every outgoing email message you send, including messages to your boss, girlfriend, father, uncle, ex-wife, etc.
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  • Tamsin


    This was really helpful but is there any way that you can add a logo to the end of your emails on an android device? Have been searching the net but haven’t come across anything other than changing the words in your signature.

    Would greatly appreciate if you could help as it’s for business and we like to check every box if possible.

    Thanks in advance!

    • EllenF

      On my “stock email app”, I don’t have More, Settings, or General Settings or anything related to signature. In the app, when I press the menu button, I can choose Email Settings, and I get a whole list, but nothing is related to signature.
      I’m using Android 2.3.6 on a Droide 4.

      • Michael Q

        On my phone I was looking in vain for the signature setting under Email General Settings. Turns out it was in the Settings for the particular email account, which I didn’t even realize was selectable. Easy change once I found it. (Galaxy Note 2, jelly bean, Outlook/Exchange)

        • Ellen Finkelstein

          Good thought, but I don’t have any settings in my email account either that are related to the signature. But I just looked again and found it! After opening my email, I click the Menu button, then Email Settings and it’s under Compose Options.

    • jake busey

      did you ever find the answer to this?

    • jake busey

      did you ever find the answer to this?

  • Erik Hagen

    I just got a Samsung Galaxy S4 (Android 4.2.2 Jellybean) and I have the same issue as Ellen F below. Michael Q’s response gave me an idea which solved things:

    – Open email app
    – Click menu & select Settings
    – Don’t go to General Settings. Instead, select the email account you want to change the signature for (you will have to do this for each email account).
    – Now you will find the Signature line to edit as usual.

  • papa

    and if one doesn’t use gmail

  • Chris Andrews

    I have changed my signature but it does not save it and reverts back to the original factory setting. What have I done wrong?

  • kmsmith

    It keeps saying my works signature block exceeds the limit. What is the limit?