Gmail doesn't push in Mail app anymore?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by rbf1138, Sep 19, 2014.

  1. rbf1138 macrumors 6502

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    I always had my gmail account setup using Exchange and it doesn't seem to work anymore. If I setup just a gmail account with the default Mail app nothing pushes. This is incredibly frustrating. Is there any solution to this aside from using the Gmail app?
     
  2. Wowzera macrumors 6502a

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    You could use Mailbox, created by Dropbox.
    Mail app never worked well with Gmail to me, that's why I switched to Mailbox long ago. No regrets.
     
  3. dcpmark macrumors 6502a

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    Did you get a new phone? I was under the impression that you lose push if you change devices.
     
  4. ajay96 macrumors 6502

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    Yup. After your phone changes gmail exchange server stops working
     
  5. rbf1138 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ugh. Ok so I'm reading if I pay $5 a month for Google apps I can use it the way I used to. Anyone try that?
     
  6. LaZyFLiP macrumors regular

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    That's correct. If you pay for Google Apps (now Google Work), push will work again when GMail is setup as an Exchange account.
     
  7. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816

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    A better option is to install the Gmail app. If you like it, use it instead. If you don't like it, keep Gmail set up in Mail, but turn off notifications, and turn ON notifications in Gmail, which is actually push.

    This way when you get the Gmail notification you know to open Mail. It's not perfect, but it works, and better than $5 a month.
     
  8. rbf1138 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok so it seems you can't use a current gmail address with apps, which is another ridiculous annoyance. Any way around that you guys are aware of?
     
  9. Vertigo50 macrumors 65816

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    No way around it that I know of. See my post above for a workaround, though.
     
  10. PaythePiper macrumors member

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    personally, i think the gmail app gets the job done. they've updated quite a bit over time.
     
  11. rbf1138 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Are there any important settings or configuration I should do to get the best use out of it?
     
  12. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    You can use NuevaSync service from what I hear. Still the better choice is just to do fetch and/or use Gmail app for notifications.
     
  13. rbf1138, Sep 20, 2014
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    rbf1138 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So I just signed up for NuevaSync but it still doesn't seem to push correctly or nearly as fast as the Gmail app.

    I set it up just like my old Exchange/gmail combo but with NuevaSync as part of it and it didn't seem to be pushing. If anyone wants to give that a try and is able to make it work like it used to, let us know here.
     

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