Gmail drafts not syncing

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Stang68, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. Stang68 macrumors 6502a

    Stang68

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    Hey everyone,

    I've got my Gmail set up in an Exchange account. The Push works well, but I've noticed my Gmail drafts are not syncing to my device. Does anyone know how to get that to work?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Stang68 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  3. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Sorry. I just tried creating a draft in my Google Mail using the web interface on my MBA, and after I saved it, it appeared on my iPad. I don't see an option where you can turn that on or off. It just worked.
     
  4. Stang68 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is your gmail set up as Exchange on your iPad?
     
  5. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Yup.
     
  6. Stang68 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm, I'll have to play around, then. Thanks for the help.
     
  7. computersWTF macrumors newbie

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    Just spoke with Google about this...

    It is a known Google Sync issue with iOS, see here:
    http://support.google.com/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=139635

    The symptoms are the same for all iOS devices running Google Mail set up as Exchange (apparently this just applies to Google Apps / hosted mail, as GMail folders sync fine unless manually set up as Exchange).

    iOS automatically saves Exchange drafts into a local-only Drafts folder (the one with the note/paper icon next to it). If you scroll down you'll see another Drafts folder which is Google's server Drafts folder. You will be unable to change the settings as of this writing to force the phone to save into the server Drafts.

    You will also be unable to pull up a locally-saved draft message on the device and re-file it into another folder (namely, the server Drafts). The only workaround I've found is to re-address the draft message to myself, send it, and then call it up on a computer from my Inbox and save it to the Server Drafts.

    If anyone figures out a better way, please post!

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    This way works as well as a workaround, but not if you create the draft on the mobile device. Another workaround for doing it that way would be to use the web interface on the mobile device, and not the iOS Mail app when you draft your message initially.
     
  8. Menel macrumors 603

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    I use gmail config for mail

    I use exchange config for contacts/calendar sync.

    No, I don't have push, and I don't care. I can wait, fetch hourly, has made my enjoyment of the iPhone better. Less pushy from EVERY email I receive.
     

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