Mail app badge notifications?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by saandeep, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. saandeep macrumors newbie

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    I have gmail account setup in the Mail app using Exchange server. I'm getting new mails pushed to the device, but I can only hear a sound when a new mail comes.. and a red number on the app indicating the number of unread emails.. But, I am not getting badge notifications, as we get for a SMS.. Is this how it is supposed to be? I tried looking into the settings -> Mail, contacts, calendar.. But I could not find a way to get badge notifications work for this Mail app to be notified each time I get a new mail. I'm not interested in Boxcar or other apps and forwarding my emails to them. Just want to know if Mail app has push notifications (with badges)? or am I missing something.? Any help would be greatly appreciated.. Thanks.

    BTW, I'm using iPhone 4 with iOS 4.3.3
     
  2. shandyman Suspended

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    the little red number is a badge notification.

    i'm assuming you mean the preview notification where it shows you a preview of the message?
     
  3. saandeep thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh I'm sorry for the confusion. Yes. You are correct.. I mean the blue rectangular popup that shows the preview of the message with two options 'Close' and 'View'..
     
  4. blesio macrumors regular

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    I don't think that 4.3.3 has that option for any email account. There is only an email sound alert, you're supposed to check the emails tapping the email icon :( but that's gonna change when ios 5 arrives so sit tight and wait a while :)
     
  5. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    iOS 4 doesn't preview incoming emails.

    Sound + vibrate + badge is as good as it gets.

    iOS 5 adds email previews to the notification system :)
     
  6. shandyman Suspended

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    email does not have this on 4.3, but 5.0 which comes out in the fall has it under the new notification system
     
  7. saandeep thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh ok.. Thanks.. :) One more month ;)
     
  8. Fliesen macrumors 6502a

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    More like 3, sorry :(

    It's Lion that comes in July. iOS is rumored to be released in September, if not later
     
  9. shandyman Suspended

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    it's just over 2 months as a minimum...
     

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