GMail labels won't show up on iPhone Mail

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by hokiepokie07, Sep 21, 2010.

  1. hokiepokie07 macrumors 6502a

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    Is it possible to get my labels from my gmail to show up on my iPhone and Apple e-mail on my laptop?

    I googled, mroogled, everything, and I could not figure out how to do it.

    I have them to show on my gmail, but I still can't get them to show up on my phone or laptop.

    Thanks!
     
  2. TLewis macrumors 65816

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    If you're using POP3, don't do that. POP3 is an ancient technology that has virtually zero features when compared to other mail protocols. And it's especially problematic if you access mail from more than one location (your iPhone and laptop, for example).

    Gmail labels will appear as folders on the iPhone if you use either Google Sync (a Microsoft exchange-based interface), the Gmail method, or IMAP. If you have iOS 4.0 or later, see here for more details (I just wrote this page, yesterday): http://guides.macrumors.com/iOS_Email_Recommendations#Gmail

    Edit: IMPORTANT NOTE: Note that, if you're used to POP3, using a different mail access method will make email work differently. With POP3, if you delete email from your iPhone, the email will still exist on your laptop. With the other methods, deleting the message means that the message is GONE (well, put into the trash); if you read email from your laptop, the message will also be deleted, and will not exist (except in the trash).
     
  3. hokiepokie07 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How do I get rid of the [Gmail] folder and its subfolders? I could do it on the normal gmail, but I'm not sure how to do it on Microsoft exchange gmail.
     
  4. TLewis macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure, but I don't think you can.
     
  5. hokiepokie07 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone know?
     

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