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manmit

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Has been waiting long for iOS mail app to push gmail. The fetch has new option called ‘automatically’. However the fetch of oush only works when iPhone is either powered on and on wifi. Can Apple be so dumb or am I missing something ? Why would not I expect automatic fetch when phone is locked or not on wifi.
 

skadoo323

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Has been waiting long for iOS mail app to push gmail. The fetch has new option called ‘automatically’. However the fetch of oush only works when iPhone is either powered on and on wifi. Can Apple be so dumb or am I missing something ? Why would not I expect automatic fetch when phone is locked or not on wifi.

It works when charging your iOS device and connected to wifi.
 

Abazigal

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Gmail is using its own version of push which differs from Microsoft exchange, so Apple isn’t supporting it at the moment. The current form of improved fetch is essentially your iOS device pinging the server continuously in search of new email, which can be taxing on both power and data. Hence the stipulation that it works only when your phone is plugged in and connected to data.
 

onepoint

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I know this. So how is this any help? Expecting push only on power on and wifi is unrealistic.
If you don’t like the new “automatic” option, set it to a fetch schedule as was required in prior iOS versions. Or use the Gmail app from Google, which supports push capability.
 
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Abazigal

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If you don’t like the new “automatic” option, set it to a fetch schedule as was required in prior iOS versions. Or use the Gmail app from Google, which supports push capability.
I would personally like to have both. 15-min fetch normally, with souped-up fetch when charging.
 

Tech198

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Has been waiting long for iOS mail app to push gmail. The fetch has new option called ‘automatically’. However the fetch of oush only works when iPhone is either powered on and on wifi. Can Apple be so dumb or am I missing something ? Why would not I expect automatic fetch when phone is locked or not on wifi.

Really.. ? I only have Gmail account set up on iOS 11.4.1 and i don't need to need to open Apple's Mail app anymore to check for new messages..

I thought Apple finally changed this, as i know before on iOS 10.3.3, it didn't function like this..

This was why everyone was saying "Use Gmail app" if you want it to fetch automatically. I'm on 4G, never use Wi-fi on iPhone I did reset as defaults but that's only because i wanted to start fresh with IOS 11.4.1..
 

CTHarrryH

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Google is the one that dropped support for Apple devices push several years ago other than for the business paid version of Gmail.
 
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