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macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Oct 12, 2011
any chance this will ever come back? Never understood why it’s not functioning anymore but really like the native mail app and hate that I can’t use it because there’s no push support


macrumors G4
Jan 8, 2012
Google disabled push on iOS devices quite a while back do to the associated server cost since gmails and iPhones are so popular. I believe iCloud is the same way on Android (no native push) although I could be wrong. Its unlikely we will every see native push support from gmail again.

Personally I would avoid an app that emulates push services especially if it involves you divulging login criteria to them. They could be the most honest company ever but how good is their security?

I would recommend setting fetch to the lowest setting. Or if gmail emails are highly time sensitive you could use the gmail app which will leverage Apples push notification servers.


macrumors 68020
Mar 2, 2015
The only problem is that the feature for fetch and notifications for sub-folders / favorited folders are no longer available in iOS 11.x.
This was available till 10.3.3.
As a result of which, now any mail received in a favorited folder other than Inbox, are not notified.
Now if you use any other mail app, they divulge login credentials. While if you use Apple mail, it does not give you notifications.
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