GMail? on the iphones

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by cirian75, Nov 24, 2016.

  1. cirian75 macrumors newbie

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    Back in the old days (iPhone 4s) exchange worked and gmail was good on the iPhone

    Since then Apple and Google are not agreeing not to get GMail working natively on the iOS platform.

    Google want you to use their app, and Apple wont use Google non standard API's, which we know google would then break if apple did as they want you to use their app.

    So how do you get your Gmail (with reliable fast push), contacts and calendar working these days on the iOS device
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Fetch can be used. Google apps can be used (at least for notification purposes). Other apps can be used, like Outlook or Spark or something similar.
     
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    I use respective apps.

    Gmail app has push notifications and shows on my lock screen.

    I came from android so all my contacts are on google.
    I just set my gmail account up in settings for contacts and down came all my contacts.

    I do not use calendar sorry cannot help there.
     
  5. harlenmm77 macrumors 6502

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    Use Inbox for my email and have both the apple and Google calendars running. Works flawlessly.
     
  6. cirian75 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You can get push mail through the native email app by running it through iCloud. I have done this for a couple years now without a single issue. You have to set up an iCloud address. All gmail gets forwarded to that adress. I also send through iCloud. Receivers only see the gmail address

    A little complicated to set up the first time, but then works fine.

    There are some tutorials online that explain the set up. This looks like the one I used:

    http://jonwestfall.com/2014/07/get-true-push-gmail-iphone-ios-device/
     
  8. nia820 macrumors 68020

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    I add my Gmail account but turn off the email toggle so I can get my contacts and calendar. I use Gmail app for email.

    If you want to sync contacts, there is an app called 'contacts sync for google ' that also works great as well. It keeps your iCloud and google contacts in sync.
     
  9. cirian75 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thats looks be the way to go :)
     
  10. sunking101 macrumors 604

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    I found GMail on iOS to be awful beyond compare, but it's fine on Android.
     
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  12. lyceumHQ macrumors 6502a

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    I just use the stock iOS email app for gmail. Always worked with no issues.
     
  13. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    Personally, I have the Push for Gmail tweak on my jailbroken iPhone...but the Spark email app for iOS seems pretty good for Gmail push.
     
  14. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

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    You don't get instant notification when an email comes in, I recently gave the Gmail app another shot since it just got a makeover and it's not bad but it doesn't have an Apple watch app. I prefer MAIL.APP myself, I wish exchanged used on it like it used to.
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    I am going to give it a shot, I used it a long time ago and I didn't love it.
     
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    they just updated it a few weeks ago. much better now.
     
  16. BeeGood macrumors 68000

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    Exactly what I do, but I use Google's Inbox app. It's fantastic.
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    Try Inbox for iOS. It has a lot more functionality and my guess is that Google is going to focus on that at the expense of the gmail iOS app.
     
  17. harlenmm77 macrumors 6502

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    Why is there a special app for that? Messages in inbox are pushed to my device before they show up on a computer.
     
  18. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    That's what I was going to add as well.

    Push for Gmail. It does require the Google Mail app to be installed in order to work though.

    Even without it though, Gmail is IMAP so it adds in to the Mail app just fine. I don't use Gmail as my main account so while push is nice, it's not a requirement for me.

    All my contacts and calendars are Google. It's easier to use than iCloud when you have mixed devices. iCloud would never push to my PowerBook G4 running Leopard back when iOS 6 was new so I abandoned iCloud at that point.

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  19. CYKBC macrumors 6502

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    Stock iOS is unreliable trash. I use both the outlook and gmail apps now.
     
  20. harlenmm77 macrumors 6502

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    I have Google set to sync contacts. Keeps everything in Google and I don't have to worry about them being in more than one spot. Tested it on my old nexus 5. Added a contact to that and it showed up on the iPhone in a few seconds. Did it the opposite way and it was just as quick.

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  21. BrianBaughn macrumors 603

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    It's not for the Gmail app if that's what you're asking. What it does it monitor the Gmail app in the background and when a push is received it forces the stock iOS Mail app to check for email.
     
  22. eyoungren macrumors Core

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    I have over 10 email accounts using the stock Mail app.

    Works just fine.
     
  23. addamas macrumors 6502

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    I don't mind if I get messages after 15 minutes so fetch is great here. Would be even better if this would be each 5 mins but it's ok.
    If I would need push then there is Gmail app or Inbox one.
     
  24. rugmankc macrumors 68000

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    I use stock and gmail, no issues when I came from Android. Didn't lose anything. I really like Fantastical for calendar on my iPhone.
     
  25. Nick11Mac macrumors 6502

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    Same here, I've been using the stock Mail app for Gmail. The program seems to work well.
     

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