Gmail setup in os 4.0

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by firedogut, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. firedogut macrumors regular

    Sep 9, 2009
    upgrading wife's phone to 4.0 and had a few questions.

    Before i had gmail setup as a MS Exchange server and pushed worked great.
    Do i still have to use Exchange or with the "Gmail" icon setup allow push?
  2. bigpatky macrumors regular


    Sep 7, 2007
    i asked this same question on this forum and also on the gmail help forums and no one has replied to either. can anyone confirm this about push gmail?
  3. slo97coupe macrumors newbie

    Jun 18, 2009
  4. daihard macrumors 6502a


    Feb 19, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    I don't know the answer for sure, either.

    OTOH, it may not be a big deal anymore because iOS 4 allows multiple Exchange accounts. I currently have two - one for work, the other for Google Sync. :)
  5. bigpatky macrumors regular


    Sep 7, 2007
    the biggest reason i would like it is the ability to archive. on the other hand, i also would like the ability to delete from my phone. currently, the regular non exchange setup only allows one or the other (without going in all the time and changing the setting) so i guess i'll stick with exchange for the push and give up archiving ability.
  6. nick1817 macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2009
    I posted in another thread with no resolution-

    on iOS3.xx I had gmail set up as an exchange through to egt push. Since going to iOS4x, push is sporadic; but worse deleting my e-mails is not working. If I delete an e-mail, it disappears but never goes to the trash (error cannot move to trash bin) and the badge for new mail remains. So, currently, I have a badge of 4 new e-mails with no new e-mails in my inbox.
  7. Peabody macrumors regular

    Jun 28, 2007
    Portland, OR
    I'd go with the "Gmail" icon (IMAP - no push) for the moment. Since Monday's release of iOS4 Google's exchange servers have been hammered with everyone setting up multiple accounts on their devices because "they can".

    Even as recently as this AM I can't get any reliability out of the exchange method, but IMAP just quietly goes about it's job.

    Watch the apple and google forums for any sign of this exchange outage getting healed.

    This applies to both and Google Apps accounts - just plain old swamped across the board via exchange.

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