gmail and native calendar app.

vOne1

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Nov 28, 2018
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Hello,

When i add a a google account to my iOS device, the calendar invitations/notification won't show up in the native iOS calendar app in the inbox. So i can't accept or decline the meeting. I do see however a mail in the native mail app where i can accept the invitation, but this is super small, and sends me to safari, there it shows that i have accepted it.

I was wondering if there is another way so it does work with the native calendar app. With exchange this wasn't a problem. Someone any idea?
 

luismedina

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Aug 31, 2017
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Monterrey, Mexico
Unfortunately I think this is the way it's intended to work with the navite Mail and Calendar app, unless you are a G Suite user

Edit:
When you are a G Suite user you can setup the Google account as an Exchange account in order to have push notifications for Email and Calendar, but with a regular Gmail account you won't have this available because is a "pro" feature
 
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vOne1

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Nov 28, 2018
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Thank you. That's good to know. Luckily i'am a G suite user, any tutorial or something where to turn on that feature or do i just need to add the google account on my iPhone with the exchange settings?
 

luismedina

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bransoj

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I've got a bog standard Google account with mail and calendar linked to the native apps on my phone and i'm sure i get stuff showing in the inbox within Calendar. Only this week i got an email from booking.com for a hotel we'd booked and calendar picked up the email details and showed it as a invite in calendar to add the dates we were stopping as a calendar entry.
 

luismedina

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Aug 31, 2017
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Monterrey, Mexico
I've got a bog standard Google account with mail and calendar linked to the native apps on my phone and i'm sure i get stuff showing in the inbox within Calendar. Only this week i got an email from booking.com for a hotel we'd booked and calendar picked up the email details and showed it as a invite in calendar to add the dates we were stopping as a calendar entry.
Yeah, it works with regular accounts, but maybe it doesn't work that way with G Suite accounts unless it's configured as an Exchange account

Great info, I think this is what i’m Looking for! Thanks.
You're welcome, hope this fixes the problem
 

vOne1

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Original poster
Nov 28, 2018
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I've got a bog standard Google account with mail and calendar linked to the native apps on my phone and i'm sure i get stuff showing in the inbox within Calendar. Only this week i got an email from booking.com for a hotel we'd booked and calendar picked up the email details and showed it as a invite in calendar to add the dates we were stopping as a calendar entry.
So you have setup a regular google account and getting notifications in the inbox from the native calendar app from iOS?
If so, then strange i don't get those.


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i do however get some weird mail invitation. of course this is really small on a phone.
when i hit yes the it takes me to safari saying i have accepted it.

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i'm on iOS 12.2 btw.
 

bransoj

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Jul 31, 2013
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I don’t use invites that often but I do get the odd thing in the inbox when it picks up something from an email I’ve received on gmail.