iOS and Gmail fight constantly

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by rickeames, Mar 8, 2017.

  1. rickeames macrumors regular

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    I'm beyond frustrated, but I suspect Google is actually at fault here.

    On my iPad:

    • Gmail App works perfectly, but sucks generally as an email client.
    • Outlook won't fetch my gmail accounts, particularly hosted domain gmail accounts.
    • Mail App won't fetch my gmail accounts (same as above)
    • Spark is sporadic in fetching email from Google.

    So I'm left having to rely on the crappy Gmail App which I suspect uses a protocol that isn't IMAP?

    IMAP is enabled, and the setting for "trust clients" is enabled.

    Anyone solve this issue? I hate deleting and adding my accounts repeatedly to get it to work. It's maddening and takes too much time to refetch everything.
     
  2. avtella macrumors regular

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    I have not had any issues with the official gmail app but I use Easilydo Mail app which works just as well with more features you can try and see if that helps.
     
  3. martint235 macrumors regular

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    Me too currently. I am still looking for the perfect app as I've been with Gmail long enough not to have a number in my email address.

    I keep going back to Airmail but find it uses more battery than other apps. I also go back to the iOS Mail app every so often but having to have it set to fetch every 15 mins is a pain
     
  4. steve23094 macrumors 68020

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    Because of it's market share Gmail has opted not to follow the same rules as everybody else, for example how they handle folders with tags. It's probably a smarter way to do it but it tends to be the first in line when things break. That's why I migrated from Gmail to iCloud and have been satisfied since.
     
  5. Surrix macrumors regular

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    I had major problems with Outlook with fetching Gmail for maybe a month before the last update to Outlook. Since the last update (a week ago maybe?), I haven't had any more problems.
     
  6. cswifx Suspended

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    I'm using Inbox for Gmail, it works perfectly. BAR turned on as far as I'm concerned.
     
  7. avtella macrumors regular

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    Easilydo is the one I found to be the best, I use push rather than fetch for mail and no battery issues.
     
  8. jr866gooner macrumors 65816

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    I use type app at the moment and is really good! Does the job for me!
     
  9. Statusnone88 macrumors 65816

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    Came here to say this. Inbox is amazing. Haven't looked back since using it.
     
  10. JM macrumors 6502a

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    (Not poking a bear intentially)
    Are you saying you find Inbox's schizophrenic orgnanization appealing and manageable? I like all Invox has to offer but it's organization and inbox display requires some serious mental work to get through.

    And I love their save to inbox...
     
  11. cswifx Suspended

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    I disabled all the automatic labelling, other than for Google Play's services, the inbox isn't organized automatically into the cesspool that is the labelling system.
     
  12. JM macrumors 6502a

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    Boom. I'll give that a shot. Thank you
     
  13. Statusnone88 macrumors 65816

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    I think I turn all their organization stuff off because my inbox is sorted normally. But I do enjoy the push of having a native gmail app, rather than Apple's email app resorting to only fetch with gmail accounts.
     
  14. Beelzbub macrumors regular

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    I stopped using Gmail, signed up for Outlook.com and forward all my Gmail to my Outlook.com account so I do not miss anything. Outlook.com plays nicer with the stock apps on the iPhone & iPad (mail, contacts, & calendars). Haven't looked back.
     
  15. naasrd macrumors 6502

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    I've been using Airmail, but it has appalling push issues. Gone back to Outlook, no issues so far.
     
  16. JM macrumors 6502a

    JM

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    Does outlook.com provide push notifications to iPhone? (Through exchange perhaps?)
     
  17. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It does, that's one of the appeals of it for people.
     

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