Little confused - does native Mail app have gmail push?

Discussion in 'iOS 6' started by vaultwit, Jun 18, 2013.

  1. vaultwit macrumors regular

    Sep 20, 2012
    I always thought gmail push wasn't available on the native Mail app. Is that true? If so, is there any hope that gmail push will be available for the native Mail app in the future? Perhaps in iOS 7?
  2. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Correct, native mail app doesn't have gmail push, only fetch and manual.
  3. Paint.It.Black macrumors newbie

    Apr 28, 2008
    Only if you were an active Active Sync user...
  4. jer04 macrumors regular


    Nov 17, 2012
    Townsville, Australia
    It used to support microsoft exchange for free users, which allows you to get push notifications by using native mail app on iphone. However, in dec 2012, google decided to take it off. Now only IMAP is supported for free users (ie. no push on native mail app).

    It is very unlikely google will support this again in the future.
  5. takeshi74, Jun 19, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2013

    takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    The app isn't the issue. Google dropped ActiveSync support and it's only available to those who are already using it. If those people get a new device then they won't be able to continue to use ActiveSync. IIRC it's still supported for Google Apps (paid) users but I'd recommend confirming that if you're going to consider it.

    Here's one workaround using iCloud:

    OK, that's not entirely true. We could have push with IMAP if IOS supported IMAP idle.

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