Gmail app for iOS finally gets push notifications, persistent logins

Gmail app for iOS finally gets push notifications, persistent logins
Google has now (finally!) updated its iOS Gmail application to add push support, which simply means that you get full message excerpts notifying you about new and unread email in real time. The new Gmail app updates appear directly in your Notification Center. Also, you get banners, alerts and lock screen notifications when you get new mail.

Google has also fixed the login process, so you don’t have to type in your credentials every once in a while, when your session expires, but instead you get to be persistently logged in.

As long as you’ve got another Gmail account set up, the app now allows sending email from it, but we’d still wish for multiple account support and a more native feel to the app. Still, Gmail for iOS has come a long way and it’s definitely worth checking out.

source: Gmail via TheVerge



1. 9_2_5

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

...or you can just use the built-in Mail app. Sure it doesn't push gmail accounts, but fetching every 15 min is good enough for me

3. imranem

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 26, 2012

Actually you can get push for gmail on the native app. When setting up the email use the Microsoft Exchange option. Enter your email, domain blank, your username should be the full email address and the password. Click next. You will be prompted for server details. enter Hit next and you are done. Check under settings>Mail,contacts,Calender>fetch New Data it should display push and once you go into Fetch New Data>advanced you should see push is enabled beside the account you have just set up

2. plgladio

Posts: 314; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

I just installed it in my iPad. Yet to see the difference.

4. jmoita2

Posts: 930; Member since: Dec 23, 2011

Again, the once "innovator" is now always playing catch up to everyone else... I've had Gmail with all its features on my Droids for years...

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

you guys didnt even have constant log in on your email app??? or push???? lolol. how do u keep trying to tell me your OS is superior when your still missing such basic 2002 smartphone features!?!?!? lol.

7. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

Oh this was just for the GMail app that Google made for iOS. The built in Mail app has had those features for a while. I still use the GMail app though because I use labels a lot, so I'm glad this change is coming.

8. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the point is, ya didnt have them.. thats just sad. what's even more sad is that its almost always Apple that purposefully denies features to competitive apps so you use their crap instead.

6. Caralho

Posts: 119; Member since: Jun 18, 2012

iOs sucks.

9. johnbftl

Posts: 283; Member since: Jun 09, 2012

Congradulations iPhone users! Welcome to 2008! Maybe you'll get widgets soon. Or an app drawer.

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