Does gmail push work with mail.app on iOS 7?

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  1. thadoggfather Suspended

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    For devices that it worked for on iOS 6 of course. I know they stopped allowing gmail push on mail app months ago for new devices or when you get it swapped out for replacement. Thanks
     
  2. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    If it's on the same hardware, then it should continue to work.
     
  3. celly macrumors 6502

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    A few addresses stopped working on mine. Only way you can have the functionality is if you have a Google Apps for Business account (which I do, for one account).

    Drove me crazy trying to troubleshoot it yesterday. Google made the change in May for all new installations using the Exchange profiles for Gmail.


    You would think, but Google blocks all new installations.
     
  4. thadoggfather thread starter Suspended

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    Really? So iOS 6 is the end of the road for gmail push on mail app?

    :(
     
  5. smacman macrumors 6502

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    Just a reminder that the official Gmail application for iOS supports push notifications and all of the other Gmail wizardry (labels, filtering, priority inbox, etc.).
     
  6. celly macrumors 6502

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    Not iOS specific either. It's installation specific. I set up my 4s up before the change, so the changes stuck when I upgraded to iOS 7. When I tried to set up my 5s with a 4s backup, none of my Gmail accounts would work, except those tied to Google Apps for Business.

    Took me hours to find a "fix", from setting up the accounts again, restoring from backup again and even turned Airplane Mode off and on (another "fix" according to some). Nothing worked until I found an obscure post somewhere saying it was Google that was the problem.

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    Agreed, but it's not my preferred option. I like using the native app.

    Do you know if the "Mailbox" app is the same? I use that for all my Google accounts to stay organized, but tend to to send new mail from the native app.
     
  7. thadoggfather thread starter Suspended

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    Yikes wow.

    In addition to waiting for iOS 7 jb, this might be a deal breaker
     
  8. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    Interesting.. regarding Google Apps for Business. So, for $5/mo I can gain Push functionality again? It was nice, but fetch Q15mins isn't THAT bad. I guess I can always forward to my .mac account since the end result would be the same since I'd be forwarding all my gmail emails regardless.
     
  9. BL4zD macrumors 6502

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    Mailbox app supports push notifications.
     
  10. celly macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like it. Maybe contact Google and see if they have other options because for $5/month you get access to their other offerings which are probably overkill for most.

    I'd like to find out if I can somehow piggyback a few other email addresses on my account without having to pay $5/month for each.

    As an aside, I checked my settings tonight for my Google account, and under the "mobile devices" and they listed all the devices that use the address, right down to the serial # so they keep close tabs!

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    That explains why Mailbox is always out ahead of the native app now as far as notifications go. It used to be pretty much in sync and still is on my iPad 4s.

    Thanks for the confirmation.
     
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