Does a paid Gmail account allow EAS, allowing push to default iOS Mail app?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by yegon, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. yegon macrumors 68030

    Oct 20, 2007
    Since they removed support, I've mostly used the Google Gmail app. I'm teetering on the verge of getting a paid gmail account ($1.99 a month), as I'm pushing up against the 15gb storage limit anyway. Getting push email to the default iOS Mail app would be the icing on the cake that'd compel me to start paying for the 100gb.

    Note, I'm NOT interested in suggested workarounds re: push i.e. using Gmail app, using purely notifications, then launching Mail app blah blah. I only want to know if EAS support is restored if I get a paid gmail account, thanks.

    I suppose I could ask this in the iOS forum, but I'm certain I'd get a lot more replies there that do not actually answer my specific question.
  2. Wolffie macrumors regular


    Sep 6, 2008
    Only buying Storage

    No. They are only selling you storage for your Google Drive.

    If you want EAS with a Google Account, you must buy a domain and use Google Apps for Business.

    Google Apps for Buisness (and the like) plus iOS mail/exchange setup is the quickest way for email to be delivered. My Android (4.4) plus Gmail app from Google still lags behind by ten seconds or more.
  3. yegon thread starter macrumors 68030

    Oct 20, 2007
    Aah right, thanks for the response. I was finding it hard to pin down an exact answer.

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