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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ILowry82, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. ILowry82 macrumors regular

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    Hello, I'm new to iPhone after having use android for years. On android, I'd get a mail notification immediately. For example. If I buying something from amazon, within a couple of seconds of me hitting submit on my computer I would get the verification email on my phone. On my iPhone it doesn't do that.
     
  2. phositadc macrumors 6502

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    What email provider are you using? Gmail? If gmail, are you using the Google Gmail app from the app store or the default Apple Mail app?
     
  3. ILowry82 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Im using Gmail with the default mail app. I read something that said that google was no longer allowing it to push
     
  4. viachicago22 macrumors 6502

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    You are correct about this. I like the native mail app but no push is a deal breaker for me. I was using Mailbox for my Gmail account as it supports push but iOS 8 broke push for them, although they say a fix is coming. I would suggest downloading the Gmail app, as it supports push. Before Mailbox I used the Gmail app only for the push notifications and then used the native app to actually navigate through my mail because I hated the Gmail app. It seems to have gotten better now though. Whenever Mailbox gets around to their fix I would try them (it will also be optimized for 6/6 Plus at that time as well).
     
  5. Zxxv macrumors 68040

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    do you really need that? I used to think I did, but if your on your computer don't you get the email on that? i took gmail off my iPhone. You could set up a redirect/forward rule in osx mail that anytime you get a amazon mail it forwards it to iCloud mail (that way you get instant notification for when you are away out and about and shopping on your iPhone say). You could even do the redirect online in your gmail account. I found it better to not have all the mail bothering me. Thats why I did it that way.
     
  6. nikhsub1 macrumors 68020

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    Just use the gmail app and you are set. I prefer it over the apple Mail app.
     
  7. maka344 macrumors 6502a

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    I have just moved from Gmail to iCloud which supports push. It's much better and doesn't drain my battery.
     
  8. viachicago22 macrumors 6502

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    Oh does Gmail app drain your battery? Did you just have everything forward to iCloud or use a whole new address?
     

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