Is the Gmail APP better than stock app?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by MaskedCarrot, Feb 10, 2014.

  1. MaskedCarrot macrumors regular

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    Since Google took away the option of setting up Gmail on the iPhone via an Exchange server, I have a question about alternatives.

    First I loved having my Gmail accounts set up via Exchange, but since I can't anymore, I have my Gmail accounts set to Fetch. But then I was playing around with the Gmail email app. Is that using exchange? I noticed that emails come in immediately and I get notifications on the lock screen, which is good.

    But as an alternative, I was thinking of just forwarding my gmail accounts to my Outlook.com address and just set that up as an exchange server.

    What my question is which way would be better for battery life? Using the stock APP with Outlook.com exchange(Email only), or using the Gmail email app?
     
  2. Nelsanellis macrumors newbie

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    I set up an account at outlook.com. Then forwarded gmail to that email address. Imported contacts to outlook as well. I was not married to Gmail and I think Google made a mistake in ending their support for activesync. The Gmail app is terrible, IMO, as it needs to refresh itself every time you open it. Many times throughout the day it wont even show me my new emails for a minute while it refreshes.
     
  3. MaskedCarrot thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ya I ended up going that route, forwarding my gmail to my outlook.com account. At least the exchange part is working again.

    The weird thing is, as far as I know, Gmail is still using ActiveSync when using an Android phone.
     

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