Gmail push in native mail app?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by vaultwit, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. vaultwit macrumors regular

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    I know it's a long shot, but anyone know if Gmail push could be available in the native mail app in iOS 8?
     
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    Doubt it the reason why native push died was on googles end.Not apples
     
  4. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    Unfortunately this is something Google stopped on their end.
     
  5. vaultwit thread starter macrumors regular

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    How unfortunate... Oh well, figured I'd ask anyways.

    So what does everyone do? Does anyone even use the native mail app? I can't without push. I've resorted to the gmail app, which never feels as robust of apples app. What a waste of a superior app, but I just can't wait 15 minutes for an email...
     
  6. DerekRod macrumors 6502a

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    Switch.I moved to outlook.It has native push on iOS but not on OSX's mail app which is weird
     
  7. Stuke00 macrumors 68000

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    If you still have the same device, you can still use the exchange mode for push. But if you have a different device since they shut that down, nothing you can do in the native email app. Only work around is other third party apps such as Mailbox.
     
  8. bgro macrumors 6502a

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    I set up an icloud email and forward all my personal email accounts to the icloud one. That way I don't even have to set up any email (automatically sets up my icloud email when I sign into my device for the first time). And more importantly, all my messages are pushed to me.
     
  9. Armen macrumors 604

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    I forward my Gmail to my Outlook.com account which does support native push in iOS mail app.
     
  10. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    Did this almost 2 yrs ago. I forward and move to trash on Gmail. Over time people see my iCloud address and make the change. Now if only Apple can allow my AppleID changed to my iCloud....
     
  11. CutterSlade macrumors regular

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    I'm using Gmail too, but I like it better than Apple's mail app.
     
  12. Lava Lamp Freak macrumors 65816

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    I tried that, but I don't like the way iCloud email works. When I read or delete a message on my computer it doesn't automatically mark it as read or delete it on my iPhone.
     
  13. bgro macrumors 6502a

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    It does you just have to open the app and then it will update. Understandbly that's probably not what you're looking for. I know outlook mail natively pushes to the iphone also.
     
  14. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    Yep that's true. But before I want with iCloud I tried the Gmail app and found my battery usage was poorer by about 8% over the course of a full charge. For me better battery performance out weighs auto mail sync.
     
  15. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    Using mailbox here. Just as well, I kinda preferred their swipe gestures more. :p
     
  16. whsbuss macrumors 68040

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    Yeah that's a good app. But what's missed is the native mail.app integration. Like getting an email with date/time and creating an event directly.
     
  17. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    There's a very simple solution. Use gmail app for notifications and ios mail for reading/writing emails.
     
  18. boshii macrumors 68040

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    Nobody wants to use two apps to manage mail.

    I just use Mailbox and put the native mail app in a "junk" folder :(.
     
  19. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    You'd never have to open the Gmail app with what he's suggesting.
     
  20. snowglider macrumors newbie

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    I also just use 'Mailbox' for reading gmail. Push notifications work great and much better conversation view than the official gmail app.
     
  21. boshii macrumors 68040

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    You would because the natural thing to do when receiving an email notification is to swipe the notification. That will lead to the Gmail app.
     
  22. liteshow macrumors regular

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    That would be nice if the native ios app supports imap push ( imap idle).
     
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    And that will eat both your data plan and battery much faster too.
     
  25. dictoresno macrumors 601

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    theres nothing to update. Google killed off push email off for non-paying mail users. if you want native push in the mail app, do what i did....switch to an iCloud email address and forward your gmail inbox to the iCloud one. iCloud at least offers native push in the app.
     

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