Gmail push iOS 11

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by royinla14, Sep 8, 2017.

  1. royinla14 macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2011
    I have read some earlier reviewed that mentioned gmail regained the push functionality through the native mail app in iOS 11. Can anyone confirm this is still the case now after 10+ betas? thanks
  2. Feenician macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2016
    It’s not. Google broke push my removing Activesync and not implementing IMAP Idle correctly. They surely didn’t do it by accident either.
  3. mous94410 macrumors 6502


    Aug 12, 2015
    The push is only enable when your iPhone is connected to the wifi and charging in the same time.
  4. Feenician macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2016
    Even then it’s not push, it’s just fast pull because the power budget allows it. Again, it’s broken on the Google end. If you’re unhappy with it, tell them.
  5. TwoBytes macrumors 68030


    Jun 2, 2008
    My experience with the google mail app was great but it seems like google cripple it for the stock apple mail app.
  6. Nozuka macrumors 68020

    Jul 3, 2012
    Apple would have to integrate the Gmail API for this to work again. But they probably dont care
  7. fastbagger macrumors member


    May 13, 2015
    I use and recently trying pushes instantly to iOS and Mac mail clients works awesome. I gave up on Gmail years ago.
  8. GreyOS macrumors 68040


    Apr 12, 2012
    I had read that Apple may have implemented gmail’s push api. SO they now support that alongside activesync, pop, etc. Are you saying this isn’t true or were you not aware of this?
  9. Feenician macrumors 601


    Jun 13, 2016
    You may be right, and I may well be wrong but I’ve read, here and elsewhere, that the apparent “push” only works when plugged in and is merely a rapid fetch. After years of not working, even for scheduled pull, in the Apple Mail client I moved mine into Outlook so I can’t really confirm first hand.

    I’d ditch it all together if I knew what to do with 13 years of mail. It’s the last Google service I use.
    --- Post Merged, Sep 9, 2017 ---
    This 9to5 Mac article makes the claim but the comments refute it

    Plugged in and on wifi only. Pretty sure it’s just rapid pull but, again, I could be wrong as this is second hand news.
  10. TwoBytes macrumors 68030


    Jun 2, 2008
    I'm on iOS 11 GM. I don't notice a difference.

    Top comment of that article, I agree with

    "For it to work, iPhone has to be plugged in and on WiFi.
    Basically it’s useless"

    I omitted the last line of that comment :)
  11. George Knighton macrumors 65816

    George Knighton

    Oct 13, 2010
    Oh, hell, no. :) We're fine.

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