gmail and the 4s

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by himynameiscody, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. himynameiscody macrumors 6502a

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    how is this going to work? will messages be instantly pushed? will the app need to be downloaded and it checks every few minutes?
     
  2. boshii macrumors 68040

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    You must be new to iPhone :)

    You use the stock mail app and you have the option of having it pushed or you can manually fetch it.
     
  3. IcyStorm macrumors regular

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    What do you mean? There will be no difference in how it is now and with the 4S. There is also no native Gmail app in the App Store.
     
  4. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    I take it you're coming from an Android device. The iPhone mail app is excellent. Better in some ways than the mail apps on Android. All you have to do is add your Gmail email address and set up how you want be notified. You know how on Android you can "pull" down the notification bar when on the home screen? Well in iOS5 it's like that only better. I've been using it for a few months and it's really nice.
     
  5. iBreatheApple macrumors 68020

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    The mail.app is indeed much better but my temp android (POS Backflip) get's emails INSTANTLY, quicker than my Mac and my iPhone did, I never understood why.
     
  6. rocknblogger macrumors 68020

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    See? Everyones experience can be different. I find that I get email faster on my Macbook and iPad than on my EVO. Sometimes it is the other way around but in either case it's just a minute or two so in the big scheme of things it really doesn't matter.

    But in terms of your Mac, it has a different connection to the web so the problem can be with your ISP.
     
  7. steve-p macrumors 68000

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    With push turned on I get mail on my Mac and iPhone within a second or two at most of each other. Often they both make the incoming mail sound simultaneously.
     
  8. verwon macrumors 68030

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    My mail always hits my iPad faster than it does my Evo.
     
  9. itsmemuffins, Oct 10, 2011
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    itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    Unless you set up gmail as Exchange and m.gmail.com as domain name you will not have the option of push.
     
  10. JudgeKenny macrumors member

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    Gmail Messages Are Not Truly Pushed, AT BEST They Are Fetched

    Go into your settings and you'll see what I'm talking about. Gmail messages are fetched from the servers every 15 minutes (or longer, if you so choose) because in the advanced settings you are only given the choice of fetching messages or manually pulling them.

    My AOL, Live, and Gmail accounts only fetch every 15 minutes. The only account I've seen, so far, that allows true, instant pushing of messages is MobileMe.
     

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  12. JudgeKenny macrumors member

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    Thanks! All these years (since 2008) and I never knew about this!

    Ugh...and to think that I actually kept my MobileMe account so long for the SOLE PURPOSE of having true push with emails. :eek:
     
  13. IcyStorm macrumors regular

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    Haha, well it's not something strictly advertised or made well known, so it's easy to miss. I came across this a couple of years ago when I was searching for how to sync my Google Calendar calendars with my iPod touch.
     
  14. mkaen, Oct 10, 2011
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    mkaen macrumors regular

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    Edit: My apologies. I missed a post above.

    Correct way to get push with Gmail is to set it up as google sync using Exchange. http://www.google.com/support/mobile/bin/answer.py?answer=138740
     
  15. Blaine macrumors 6502a

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    You won't get it pushed unless you set it up as an exchange account (as said earlier). Otherwise, messages are only fetched.
     
  16. itsmemuffins macrumors 68030

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    Yes, Exchange not active sync. Sorry.
     
  17. Blaine macrumors 6502a

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    Will iOS 5 enable pushing if you set it up as a gmail account?
     
  18. aztooh macrumors 6502a

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    Yahoo also pushes.
     
  19. androiphone macrumors 65816

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    you can also have hotmail/live email pushed just follow the instructions here or watch this video
     
  20. steve dave macrumors 6502a

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    did you happen to read this thread?
     
  21. sddabrow macrumors 6502

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    I have an additional question regarding Gmail Contacts and Apple products.

    I currently use a personal Gmail (@gmail.com) and a work Gmail account (@company.com).

    I plan on setting up the work account as an exchange to set up calendar, mail, and contacts.

    I then plan on setting up the personal Gmail to pull in mail and contacts.

    I am coming from Android and there was a way for me to separate my contacts depending on which account I was using. If it was a contact for work, I could file it under my gmail (@company.com) contacts. If it was personal, I could store the contacts under my personal email (@gmail.com).

    Can I do this on the iPhone? I have an iPad2 set up the same way, but can't seem to find where I can add contacts to separate accounts.
     
  22. steve dave macrumors 6502a

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    I don't believe there is a way to separate contacts based on source.
     
  23. sddabrow macrumors 6502

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    :''(

    Maybe there is a work around.. go into settings and switch the default accounts depending on which contact I am adding?

    That's going to be a major downfall if I can't do it.
     
  24. French macrumors regular

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    The other advantage of setting up as exchange is syncing of contacts. I love that feature.

    Unfortunately if you use exchange as the set up you do not get notes sync. I never used them before but with iOS 5 and Siri I thought I might start. Hopefully they sync via the cloud.
     
  25. Blaine macrumors 6502a

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    Any way to make it delete messages instead of archiving em when set up as an exchange account?
     

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