iOS and Gmail fight constantly

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

  1. rickeames macrumors 6502

    Mar 12, 2008
    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

    Nov 11, 2016
    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 6502


    Apr 13, 2016
    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


    Apr 23, 2013
    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

    Jan 7, 2009
    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


    Dec 15, 2016
    I'm using Inbox for Gmail, it works perfectly. BAR turned on as far as I'm concerned.
  7. avtella macrumors regular

    Nov 11, 2016
    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


    Aug 24, 2013
    I use type app at the moment and is really good! Does the job for me!
  9. Statusnone88 macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2010
    Came here to say this. Inbox is amazing. Haven't looked back since using it.
  10. JM macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2014
    (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


    Dec 15, 2016
    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


    Nov 23, 2014
    Boom. I'll give that a shot. Thank you
  13. Statusnone88 macrumors 68000


    Jun 19, 2010
    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 6502

    Feb 6, 2012
    I stopped using Gmail, signed up for and forward all my Gmail to my account so I do not miss anything. plays nicer with the stock apps on the iPhone & iPad (mail, contacts, & calendars). Haven't looked back.
  15. naasrd macrumors 6502


    Apr 30, 2008
    Dublin, Ireland
    I've been using Airmail, but it has appalling push issues. Gone back to Outlook, no issues so far.
  16. JM macrumors 6502a


    Nov 23, 2014
    Does provide push notifications to iPhone? (Through exchange perhaps?)
  17. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    It does, that's one of the appeals of it for people.

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