iphone 4 & gmail

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by i-unit123, Aug 17, 2010.

  1. i-unit123 macrumors member


    May 26, 2006

    I'm looking to pull the trigger on an iphone 4, and I just had one question that I still haven't found a satisfying answer to. Does the iphone 4 support push gmail? And I mean that as in, without needing to forward my gmail to a different email account, or buy an app, etc? The 15-minute fetch solution was a big pain back in the day.

    Believe it or not I switched from iphone to blackberry a while ago for push email... but yeah, that was a generally horrible experience, and I'm looking to come back haha.

    I've looked around for answers to this question and basically all I can find are work-arounds for push gmail on the iphone. However, those articles were generally old. Is there a newer solution/is it finally supported?

    Sorry if this is a dumb question- haven't been following all things iphone lately. Thanks for the help! :)
  2. yayitsezekiel macrumors 6502a


    Aug 1, 2008
    Irvine, CA
    yes the iphone supports push imap email - I use Gmail myself ;)
  3. Shasta McNasty macrumors 6502a

    Shasta McNasty

    Jan 5, 2010
    Southern Cali
    Yes it does. Although gmail on the ip4 seems to be "buggy" for some reason.
  4. boxstboy macrumors member

    Jul 25, 2009
    If you're talking about the emails that come in with no sender or subject, mine started working again a couple days ago. Is anybody still having this problem?
  5. Rhndy macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2010
    Push Gmail is working excellent for me.
    I have it configured as an Exchange account and that works for me :)
  6. barneyevo macrumors member

    Feb 9, 2009
    emails are pushed almost instantaneously and my brother, girlfriend and i all have been using gmail flawlessly on our devices for almost a month.


    follow the link above to setup your device with gmail.
    it's very, very easy.
  7. Rhndy macrumors newbie

    Jun 21, 2010
    I think i did it somewhat different.
    I made a few screenshots, they are in Dutch and i will translate where needed:


    i chose for Microsoft Exchange, when i go to Mail,Contacts, Calendar.
    I filled in my username and password and used : m.google.com as Exchange Server.
    After that i tapped to sync Contacts,Mail and Calendars via Exchange.

    On my Mac i did this(this is my Address Book, did the same at Calendar)

    This works perfectly for me :)
    If u have any questions, send me a message :)
  8. Dwalls90 macrumors 601


    Feb 5, 2009
    +1 Set it up as a Microsoft exchange and it will push like any other email server.
  9. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

    Jul 7, 2008
    You must be running LockInfo.
  10. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

    Jul 7, 2008

    Here it is right from the source: http://www.google.com/support/mobile/bin/answer.py?answer=138740&topic=14252 . I have 5 Gmail accounts setup this way and they have worked flawlessly since Day 1.
  11. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6


    Aug 17, 2007
  12. geko29 macrumors 6502

    Nov 10, 2008
    Like others have said, set it up as an Exchange account using m.google.com and you'll get push. If you set it up as a Gmail account, you'll get a max of 15 minute fetch, because Gmail does not support IMAP Idle.

    Now that iOS 4 supports multiple Exchange accounts, everybody is able to get push Gmail, whether they use their phone for work email or not.
  13. ScootPatoot macrumors regular

    May 16, 2008
    Custom Labels

    I use this as well and only have one problem. Gmail now supports custom lables in contacts, as does the iPhone. The only problem is they don't talk to eachother. When I set up a phone number on a contact in Gmail and create a custom label, that part of the contact does not sync over to the iPhone.

    On the gmail help page they describe the problem and say that ActiveSync for iPhone does not yet support custom labels (link).

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