Gmail push

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by ring, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. ring
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    On january 31st 2013, google cut off support to regular users of the "google sync" feature. This was a major problem for me, and caused me a great deal of difficulty when I had to restore to 6.1.

    I now use the crappy "Gmail.app" app for iphone, and I use it to push email.

    But the problem is the following.

    - On the regular mail app, you could choose what tags/folders to push. on gmail you cannot.

    - I have several filters where it is designed to skip the inbox (eg facebook notification emails) and stay in a separate folder. But I still want to get the push notification for said folder, as I don't want to miss important notifications.

    Other than sending all that **** to my inbox, how is this possible? Can I get the google sync to work again? Are there any hacks for this?

    Thanks;

    Love, me
     
  2. ugahairydawgs
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    Only way to get Google Sync working again is to use a Google Apps business account.
     
  3. ring
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    what about the notifications?


    I think I'm just going to do the following:

    Forward all mail to my icloud account and set up push for the "non inbox" folder as I don't need to reply to these, I just need to get the notification

    And use regular gmail for the push (important **** amirite)
     
  4. rhett7660, Feb 13, 2013
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    Have you looked into outlook.com and setting up an account there? I know it works on the iphone I just don't know if the other items you are requesting work with it. But you might want to give it a look.
     
  5. ugahairydawgs
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    Notifications should still work like normal. Just go under the notification part of the Settings app.
     
  6. vistadude
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    Just change your filter so it gives facebook emails a label so you get a notification when you get the email. Then once every year search for emails labeled facebook and select all with two clicks and click archive.
     
  7. ring
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    gmail doesn't push to ios via mail.app
     
  8. Sdahe
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    One question about this app... since it pushes the emails to your iPhone.. how is it to the battery?.. does it drains your battery?
     
  9. BrianBaughn
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    In those circumstances it does. ugahairydogs was responding to your question about his earlier suggestion to get a (paid) Google Apps for Business account which supports EAS for iOS devices.
     

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