Gmail Push Issue; anyone still experiencing?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Hyr, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. Hyr macrumors member


    Jan 15, 2010
    I did a search on this and it seems that no one had any real answers.

    This is my first iPhone coming over from BB so forgive the newbness...

    I set up my gmail account by selecting "Gmail" in the iPhone mail setup, selected's not pushing. It only checks for mail if I open the app.

    Is this still a problem for everyone?

    Should I not be using the Gmail setup that comes with the phone?

    Thanks in advance!

    Other than push not working (which I realize will be a software fix, if it even requires a fix) this phone is AMAZING. Makes my old BB look like a cheap toy. Mail looks brilliant and so far *fingers crossed* I'm not having any of the issues: yellow, reception, proximity detector...etc :apple:
  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    AFAIK, the standard Gmail setup does not support Push because it is IMAP. If you want Push, set it up as an Exchange Account. The settings are in GMail, under Settings.

  3. T4R06 macrumors 65816

    Oct 8, 2007
    Do not use gmail on the
    Choices. Since the i4 supports multiple exchange you can use both your work email and gmail.

    And for gmail push here is what you can do.

    Set it up as exchange. Then on server type

    You should have now a push gmail account.
  4. mottdog macrumors member

    Nov 5, 2009
  5. Peruvian macrumors regular


    Jun 10, 2006
    I did this and it keeps asking for an exchange password... Why?
  6. lomafor macrumors member


    Apr 29, 2010
    I tried the gmail push yesterday, following the instruction from google. But I found it is quite unreliable. I tried sending 5-6 test emails from another gmail account, the nofitication came very late or never show up.
  7. deimos256 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 9, 2008
    I find gmail exchange hit or miss, some days its rock solid and others ill get emails 2 or 3 hours later, or not at all until i check it on a pc. Ill deal with 15 minute fetch intervals for now

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