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ILowry82

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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.
 

phositadc

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Dec 9, 2012
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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?
 

ILowry82

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Sep 26, 2014
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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
 

viachicago22

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Sep 20, 2013
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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
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).
 

Zxxv

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Nov 13, 2011
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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.
Im using Gmail with the default mail app. I read something that said that google was no longer allowing it to push
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.
 

viachicago22

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Sep 20, 2013
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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.
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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