Mail Tags / Gmail Labels?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by howirocks, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. howirocks macrumors newbie

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    Just wondering if anyone has heard of the ability to tag emails with colored labels or dots... Flags are not very customizable and most of the time they don't show up on my iPhone when I need them.

    I'm trying to decide whether to switch to Gmail for all of my email needs. It's been really awesome labeling everything and keep my inbox tidy. If tagging is coming to Mail, I'll just wait for it.
     
  2. Armen macrumors 604

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    You may want to take into consideration that Gmail no longer supports Push. This is the reason why I switched to Outlook.com for my personal e-mail.
     
  3. howirocks thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hmmm... Haven't noticed that about Gmail...

    I just wish Apple would let us use labels like that. The search function is pretty bad on the iPhone. I feel like it would help greatly. Thanks.
     
  4. FamiliaPhoto macrumors 6502a

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    If you want to use labels extensively take a look at the GMail app.

    Apple Mail does not support labels like Google does them. Best they have is moving an email to a folder will assign that folder as a label...but that is it.
     
  5. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    The Gmail app gets push emails and shows labels. I don't think you're going to beat that if it's important to you.
     
  6. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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    not true. the gmail app supports push notifications, and if you'd like to use the standard Mail app, just set up Gmail as an exchange account (directions in Gmail Help), and you'll get push that way.
     
  7. aDRock1154 macrumors 65816

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    Not anymore.
     
  8. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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    No. It stil works. I use it every day. Just did 3 tests. Got a banner, ding, vibration, preview.... all there.
     
  9. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Yes. Only if you first setup your device before the end of January. Devices first setup after then won't get push in the native Mail app.
     
  10. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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    got it.

    shame they removed the option for new users!
     
  11. BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    Worse for old users with new stuff!
     
  12. Armen macrumors 604

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    It doesn't work for me anymore when setting up Gmail as exchange account.
     
  13. aDRock1154 macrumors 65816

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    I'm on my third iPhone 5 now, so I lost push a while ago.

    It's actually not too bad using fetch... I'm not someone who really NEEDS push.
     
  14. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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    restoring off a backup makes you lose it too?!?
     
  15. fivedots macrumors 6502a

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    I think it's associated with your device ID or something like that. So if Google recognizes the device as having been setup prior to January, you should be fine. But new phones, replacements, etc. would be out of luck.
     
  16. joejoejoe macrumors 65816

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    i guess they're trying to push us all over to the gmail app.

    (sorry. had to.)
     
  17. fivedots macrumors 6502a

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    ZING! Haha, I actually quite like the Gmail app, but the lack of default apps in iOS and background refresh really kill it for me.

    I keep it on my phone for search only, since it's much easier and quicker than the default mail app.
     

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