What is the number on the 'Mail' icon?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Saladsamurai, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Saladsamurai macrumors regular

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    This is probably a stupid question, but I don't get it :eek: On the home screen of the iPhone, down the bottom, there is a "Mail" icon. Then the icon is marked with a number. I had presumed that this is the number of unread emails I have, but this is not correct. Nor is the number of emails I have in my inbox.

    It is not doing much good as an indicator of whether or not I have new mail, so I would like to make it more useful to me.

    Thanks!

    PS, "Mail" is linked to my Gmail account if that matters.
     
  2. Saladsamurai thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nevermind!! It is the new mail notice! I had another account linked to it that I did not know about. :eek::eek::eek:
     
  3. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Glad to see it's useful to you. :D
     
  4. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    How do the speakers sound on your iPhone?
     
  5. MacGiver macrumors 6502a

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    I was also wondering what i should be doing when the phone rings...is this normal? :rolleyes::p:D
     
  6. eyespii macrumors 6502

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    haha - i had the same problem when i first got my iPhone! I couldn't find the unread message. Apple really needs to implement a unified inbox like on the blackberry or palm pre.
     
  7. Saladsamurai thread starter macrumors regular

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    My phone never made any sound anyway. That's why I was so confused. I always have had to check for new mail manually. I did not know that the iPhone was defaulted to "Push" which apparently does not work with Gmail.

    I now have "Fetch" set to an hour and everything makes so much more sense now :D
     

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