How do you get push Gmail notifications on Apple Watch?

Discussion in 'Apple Watch' started by dmk1974, Dec 14, 2015.

  1. dmk1974 macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2008
    I have an iPhone 6s and this weekend "upgraded" from my Moto 360 to an Apple Watch Sport. On my iPhone, I use Gmail and use the Gmail app for it which works perfectly and gives me instant notifications to my Moto 360 as well.

    I cannot figure out how to get this to work with the Apple Watch though. I suppose I can add Gmail to the stock Mail program on my iPhone, but then it only is fetch email. Does the Apple Watch not talk to Gmail? There are tons of apps that seem to be nicely integrated, but am I missing a simple key setting or something? Hangouts works as does iMessage and other notifications. But for some reason not Gmail. Thanks!
  2. steve knight macrumors 68020

    steve knight

    Jan 28, 2009
    I think you need a app that'll go onto the watch to get notifications. notifications are a hit and miss for me on reminders they only go off sometimes.
  3. CamiMR macrumors 6502


    Oct 22, 2012
    I have the gmail app only to get the new email notification, but then use Mail app to see it.
    If you have notifications enabled for the gmail app on the iPhone, and the Watch settings to Mirror iPhone alerts from Gmail app on, you'll get a notification on the watch mirroring the phone.
    That being said, lately the Gmail app's notifications don't seem to be as consistent as before (at least for me). It happens somewhat frequently that when I open the Mail app, there's new mail from Gmail and I didn't receive any notification...
    Hope that helps.
  4. mattopotamus macrumors G5


    Jun 12, 2012
    It should work. I use the gmail app and get push notifications. It is a work/business account, but I get push on both my phone/apple watch.
  5. chuyn macrumors 6502

    Nov 13, 2015
    I use the Outlook app to access gmail. Notifications will show on the watch with the subject and a line of the message body but you can't open it to read (I rarely open an email on the watch to read, so this isn't a problem for me). There are some options other than Dismiss... Archive, Delete, Schedule, and Mark as Read.
  6. dmk1974 thread starter macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2008
    I deleted the Gmail app from my iPhone, rebooted, reinstalled Gmail and for now it seems to be working ok. Hopefully it will continue to do so.
  7. BaggieBoy macrumors 6502


    May 29, 2012

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