Fetch data from third party mail app?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by techergy, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. techergy macrumors newbie

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    I have been trying to find a way that I can fetch mail from a third party app (gmail) on my iPhone, such as on the native mail app.

    I have looked on just about every forum I can think of, and cannot find anything. I'm guessing that it is not possible, but I wanted to ask in case I'm missing something.

    Anyone know how to make this happen?

    Thank you,

    Techergy
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    What is it that you are trying to do exactly? What exactly do you mean by "fetch data from a third party mail app"?
     
  3. techergy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You know in Mail, Contacts, and Calendars it has the option to fetch new data at set intervals for, at least, the native mail app. I would like to do something like that for the Gmail app, have the app only look for mail once every hour; as I kinda feel like my battery is draining more then it does when using the native mail app.

    Like I said, I kinda get the feeling I can't but I would like to find out.
     
  4. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    No, there's no fetch for apps, just push notifications. That said, apps use a different push notification service than a mail service does. And most apps basically use the same one provided by Apple, so even if all push notifications from a bunch of apps are disabled, but there's some app that uses them, then it doesn't make much of a difference if more of them are using it since your device is already connecting to Apple's push service anyway.
     
  5. techergy thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah, ok thank you.
     

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