Gmail Push

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  1. AngusW macrumors 6502

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    I know Google awhile back suspended use of webmail apps so we can't get our email sent to the Mail app the way we used to. I've been using Google's Gmail app but its getting way too buggy for me. I know there was some way we could still get gmail forwarded on Push to the mail app. I can't seem to find the instructions or method is anyone familiar with it? As I recall it was paid feature or something.
     
  2. Armen macrumors 604

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    Try Outlook. That's what I use instead of that piece of garbage gmail app.

    https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-outlook/id951937596?mt=8

    Or....

    You can forward your Gmail e-mails to another mail service that supports push like outlook.com.
     
  3. bertimus2002 macrumors newbie

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    I use Outlook now as my primary email app and it works great for my Exchange based account as well as Gmail and my Google Apps accounts.
     
  4. AngusW thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I with outlook would I still be able to use the same email? I've been using the same email for awhile now and don't want to change it otherwise I'd just use my iCloud email.
     
  5. Armen macrumors 604

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    Yes, Outlook is just an e-mail app. You put whatever existing email info you have into it.
     
  6. sbailey4, Mar 3, 2015
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    What you were thinking of was setting up Gmail as Exchange (selecting Exchange instead of gmail in the iOS mail app) That no longer works. However what I do is I have the gmail app installed and set for push and notifications. When I hear a bing and see the red badge I know I have a message and just use iOS mail app to deal with it. Basically just use gmail app for the notification and badge.

    Plus that way I know which acct has the message :) I have a few email accts setup one being an outlook.com that does support push. So if iOS mailapp has the badge I know its OL email that has a message and if gmail app has the badge I know its the gmail acct. Either way I get a notification and can deal with it accordingly using the iOS mail app.
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    There are certainly other mail clients that would add push capabilities, like Outlook (that was already mentioned), or even Inbox from Google itself, CloudMagic, various others.

    There are also some (paid) services that can do it, like NuevaSync, for example.
     
  8. TheAppleFairy macrumors 68020

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    I have been using outlook since it was released recently. It does exactly what I need it to do. I like the stock apple mail app, but since push (exchange) doesn't work anymore. Outlook is the next best thing.
     
  9. sbailey4 macrumors 68030

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    Does outlook mail app support push for gmail? I thought the whole thing was google wasn't buying into the exchange licensing anymore except for business accts.
     
  10. AngusW thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes and I've read you can still do it but you have to pay google or something. That's what I'd ideally like to set up. I've been using the Gmail app as I said but it's way too buggy sometimes I'm not even getting notifications of emails when they come in.
     
  11. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    As I recall these types of apps do their own checking through their servers and doing push that way.
     
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  13. AngusW thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I lost the ability a while back and don't have the device. Is there any way I can get the serial if I contacted my wireless carrier? It's not listed in my devices it's been so long. Also do I need to have my phone jailbroken to do it?
     
  14. DanielNTX macrumors 6502

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    Your carrier won't have the serial. They may have IMEI history tied to your account and probably wouldn't give that to you, but if you can get your IMEI, you can decode that back to serial # if you use the IMEI verifcation sites.

    You can find the devices' serial attached to iTunes' iPodDevices.xml and you can find it at Apple.com's supportprofile.apple.com if you registered your device with Apple.
     
  15. Trahearne, Mar 3, 2015
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    Trahearne macrumors 6502

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    Outlook for iOS uses a cloud backend to monitor your inbox, provided that it has your credential or in Gmail's case your authorisation via OAuth, analysis your email for its Focused Inbox feature, and push the notification via Apple Push. Pretty much like Mailbox with iCloud and Gmail, but Outlook supports also Exchange (if the server didn't block it), Outlook.com, Yahoo and IMAP.

    It also immediately syncs your inbox unread count using its own cloud backend. In the native EAS sync, this is only possible if you move the message to other folders after read AND have also set to push those folders... Well, at least on iOS 8.1.2 with Exchange Online it behaves in this way.
     
  16. AngusW thread starter macrumors 6502

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    When I go into Apple support it doesn't have it listed. It only has my current devices, a while back I cleared things out of it. Now I wish I hadn't.
     
  17. DanielNTX macrumors 6502

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    How about looking at iPodDevices.xml on your computer with iTunes (or on a Mac: com.apple.iPod.plist)?
     
  18. phositadc macrumors 6502

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    This method of getting push gmail requires jailbreak right?
     
  19. technosix macrumors 6502a

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    I use Gmail and the full complement of Google Apps for iOS, they're fast, smooth, reliable and enhance my iPhone 6 Plus experience.


    YMMV
     
  20. DanielNTX macrumors 6502

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    No. You can modify your ITunes backup and restore. It is faster to Jailbreak.
     
  21. AngusW thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Until the past month or so I would have agreed 100%. However the Gmail app is crashing fairly regularly on me or it won't give me my mail.
     
  22. golfnut1982 macrumors regular

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    Outlook is solid. Nice app for email, calendar etc.
     
  23. E3BK macrumors 68020

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    Previously called Acompli, it's one of the best email apps out there. But for some reason, after the switch to Outlook, my Exchange email stopped working. I found that a little ironic. lol. I'm trying to figure out why but no resolution yet.

    Anyway, CloudMagic is also a really good email app that supports push if you want just email and not the other features such as calendar, etc. It's what I'm using until my exchange/Outlook gets fixed.
     
  24. Ash Pole macrumors member

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    Outlook has huge security flaws and gives Microsoft access to the users' email credentials, including both the username and the password. Think twice before downloading this app.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/news/outlook-ios-android-security-issues,28479.html
     
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