Gmail on iPhone 3G

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hoopdy, Jul 12, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2007
    How do I set it up?

    I just started a gmail account and can't seem to get it to work. I've added the account on my phone but is there anything else I need to do? It says it cannot connect to server "" failed.

    I need help, thanks.
  2. macrumors 603


    Dec 2, 2006
    the OC
    in your gmail settings (of your web browser), do you have imap enabled?
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2007
    Yes, I enabled imap and I still don't get anything.
  4. macrumors 6502


    Apr 20, 2008
  5. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 13, 2007
    Finally, it's working. In the description field I wasn't putting anything so I tried putting my email then it sent me to the correct page to enter the incoming, outgoing server info.
  6. macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2008
    i followed the directions and they work perfectly. try inputting them again

    but... gmail doesnt support push email? i have set on fetch every 15min. ill probably change it to 30 to save more battery

    yahoo supports push though.
  7. macrumors 6502


    Apr 20, 2008
    Enter your name, address, password and description then tap "Save" in the top right. The next screen will allow you to set the incoming and outgoing servers. You won't have to set the ports. When you enter your username on that screen, be sure to include "".

    I set up Gmail this way and it worked just fine. Let us know if you have anymore problem.
  8. macrumors 65816

    Jan 19, 2006
    North Carolina, US
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5A347 Safari/525.20)

    maybe it's something simple like you put in your name or pass wrong? Fwiw I have my gmail account using IMAP in on my mac and iTunes added/synced it with no issues

    Edit: oops, I was late. Just ignore
  9. macrumors 68020


    Jan 19, 2008
    In my world
    Gmail is working on my 3G. I did notice it's not push it's set to fetch and push is not an option. Make sure you entered the correct user name and password
  10. macrumors newbie

    Jul 25, 2008
  11. macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    Set up IMAP. I can fetch, send, and sync mail perfectly.
  12. macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2008
    I followed the instructions, and incoming email comes to my iPhone perfectly, but when I try reply to an email, I get an "connection to failed" error. Any thoughts?
  13. macrumors 65816

    Jun 17, 2008
    try deleting and re adding the account
  14. macrumors member

    Sep 13, 2007
    gmail is not worth it using the native mail app

    I had to uninstall it a million times, it would take forever to sync. I ended up putting a gmail bookmark on the desktop.
  15. macrumors regular


    Jul 23, 2008
    Just make sure you enable imap in your gmail BEFORE setting up an account on your iphone
  16. macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2007
    Setting Fetch

    How do you set the fetch on iPhone? My google mail on iPhone doesn't automatically show new e-mails. I have to press mail then it loads new ones.
  17. macrumors regular

    Jan 28, 2008
    I've deleted and re-installed the Gmail account on my iPhone a few times. Still get a connection error when trying to send mail. I've had IMAP enabled on my Gmail settings for two months now.

    I ended up just using the default Gmail option for adding an account. Can send mail with this method. Not even quite sure how this method versuses the "Other" method differ.
  18. macrumors 68000


    Jan 9, 2007
    If you want free push through gmail or any other mail you can set up a free account with mail2web and have your existing account forward all mail there then it will push to your phone. Works good for me.
  19. macrumors 68040


    Apr 2, 2005
    I get a lot of junk mail and need to fix up my Gmail account...I don't like how it can load a minimum of 25 messages - I only want to see new ones.

    Also, push isn't that useful for me. My e-mails aren't that important - hah
  20. macrumors newbie

    Jul 31, 2008
    IMAP gmail not working on iphone 3G


    I have enabled IMAP in gmails settings and have included with username but am still unable to retrieve messages from gmail. I receive the "Can not connect using SSL" error message. I have tried several times adding an account according to gmail's instructions on their setup page as well as the video, but still not luck. It sounds like others have experienced this - can anyone share the resolution?

    Thank you,

    Chico/Paradise, CA
  21. macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2009
    iPhone gmail

    I have been trying to send out emails (reply), but when I click reply using the mail part of the iPhone, the keyboard never comes up, so I cannot reply because I have no way of typing. I have configured everything the right way because I am receiving notifications about new emails and stuff. Can anyone help?

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