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Gmail app for iOS finally gets push notifications, persistent logins

0. phoneArena posted on 26 Jun 2012, 02:09

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…

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posted on 26 Jun 2012, 08:40

1. 9_2_5 (Posts: 11; Member since: 21 Jun 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

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 12:43

3. imranem (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Jun 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 m.google.com. 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

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 12:14 1

2. plgladio (Posts: 314; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

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

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 12:53 1

4. jmoita2 (Posts: 930; Member since: 23 Dec 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...

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 13:12 2

5. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 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.

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 15:22 1

7. shimmyx20 (Posts: 280; Member since: 03 Mar 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.

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 15:45

8. remixfa (Posts: 14604; Member since: 19 Dec 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.

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 13:26 1

6. Caralho (Posts: 119; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)

iOs sucks.

posted on 26 Jun 2012, 17:25

9. johnbftl (Posts: 281; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)

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

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