Push Notifications on Gmail (Native Mail App) not working after Phone Swap - HELP PLS

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by MitzEclipse, Nov 19, 2014.

  1. MitzEclipse macrumors newbie

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    Hi All,

    I went into an Apple Store today to do a phone swap as my sleep/wake button didn't work. They did the phone swap and the phone works great, everything is fully updated and all data transferred. (Backup was done via cable/iTunes as I had my laptop with me).

    Everything worked well except for my mail push notifications. I am using the native Mail app (not Gmail app) for mail and push notifications is not working.

    I have deleted the mail account settings, reinstalled it and still doesn't work. Mail send and receives just fine when I'm in the mail app itself and I refresh, however, not when the phone is dormant.

    Please help as I really need these push notifications for my mail and would like to use the native mail app. (not gmail app)

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    gmail stopped supporting exchange on the mail app ages ago. you were probably grandfathered in (as was i) until the swap. when i upgraded my 2 year old iPhone 5 to an iPhone 6, i lost push.
     
  3. MitzEclipse thread starter macrumors newbie

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    When I set up my gmail previously it wasn't the straight forward setup, rather, it was done via some odd setup through clicking on Exchange, manually adding the imap/smtp servers, etc...

    How do people get push now? Is this only available through the gmail app?

    How disappointing!
     
  4. Zenton macrumors member

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    You can use a service such as nuevasync.

    You could also create an iCloud/other mail address that has push in the native mail app, and redirect all gmail emails to that address.
     
  5. MitzEclipse thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the tip for nuevasync however 1) I don't want to pay for it and 2) I'd rather not pass my data through another 3rd party.

    I thought about the icloud mail address however, it's a bit messy having mail in the icloud and in gmail.

    I may have to resort to just using the gmail mail app :(
     
  6. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    yup or use the gmail app. otherwise just fetch every 15 minutes and if you're waiting for something important, manually fetch. for me, it's a minor inconvenience, but all my business email pushes from a private domain.
     
  7. MitzEclipse thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks - one more question - how would i be grandfathered into the push services before? I did a system restore so how would gmail know the difference?
     
  8. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    i think you were grandfathered by the device. i handed down my iPhone 5 to my daughter when i upgraded and i think she still gets push gmail. LOL
     
  9. MitzEclipse thread starter macrumors newbie

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    haha - that's so odd.... fingers crossed for a workaround... I'm not a big fan of the gmail app!
     
  10. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    i don't hate the gmail app, but i have several emails through the apple client, so it makes no sense to have a separate app for gmail. i just learned to deal with it. hope you find a solution.
     
  11. Zenton macrumors member

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    I'm on the free 10 day nueva sync trial at the moment. Been loving it so far.

    I also dislike the gmail app (and inbox). When the trial is over I decide wether it's worth it.
     
  12. ANTAWNM26 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm getting push on the gmail app
     
  13. Mr Kram macrumors 68000

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    yup, already mentioned that fact several times in the thread...
     
  14. rGiskard macrumors 68000

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    Time to ditch gmail. iCloud email works fine and it's a cooler domain appended to your name.

    I NEED push email so I can respond quickly to some business-related emails. If Google wants to gimp gmail then NFW do I reward them for it by switching to their email app. Apple's Mail is the chicken's teats anyways...
     

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