Why don't read/unread statuses get pushed to the iPhone?

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by The General, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. The General macrumors 601

    Jul 7, 2006
    As I'm sitting at my computer with my iPhone on my desk, I get emails. I read them on my computer, obviously. Then, in order to get the badge off of my Mail app on my iPhone, I have to open it and let it refresh, and sometimes view the email again just to mark it as read.

    If I read the email on my iPhone, the read status gets pushed to the cloud then pushed to my computer and my computer's badge goes away nearly instantly.

    I'm tired of this crap. When I read my emails on my computer, I want the read statuses to get pushed to the iPhone.

    Is anyone else experiencing this?

    The read status is is pushed in the follow directions:

    iPhone -> Me.com
    iPhone -> Mac
    Me.com -> Mac
    Mac -> Me.com

    But it does NOT push read statuses:

    Me.com -> iPhone
    Mac -> iPhone

    This is EXTREMELY irritating. Please go to http://www.apple.com/feedback/mobileme.html and send them a comment. I just sent one.
  2. UngratefulNinja macrumors 68000


    May 9, 2009
    Same here. Additionally, when I read an email on my touch, the unread status isn't pushed to my iPhone until I open the iPhone mail app. I sent feedback through the link too, thanks.
  3. michaelb82 macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2009
    Melbourne, Australia
    Same problem with email deleted from me.com or mail on my mac, delete the email but won't be deleted from the iphone, very annoying when you are waiting for a reply to an important email and think its come in, when in fact is hasn't :(

    Feedback submitted to Apple.
  4. elfxmilhouse macrumors 6502a

    Oct 15, 2008
    Northeast USA
    same here!
    very annoying

    my exchange account updates the read status within ~10 seconds
  5. NewGenAdam macrumors 6502

    Jun 29, 2008
    It's so sucky, right.
    I just hope 3.0 brings a fix, otherwise I'll join or start a petition.
    It's just poor!
  6. garethjs macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2008
    I'm a dev running 3.0 GM and its not "fixed". I'm hoping they do something about it as well.
  7. AmpCoder macrumors 6502

    Mar 27, 2007
    Wow, I've never really noticed this before, but now that you mention it, it has been happening for me also. I will definitely submit feedback about this issue.
  8. anjinha macrumors 604


    Oct 21, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    I've contacted apple support about this and apparently this is "normal" behavior.
  9. fishkorp macrumors 68020


    Apr 10, 2006
    Ellicott City, MD
    This is one of the reasons I stopped using my me.com email address. I had ALL my mail forwarded to it before, but now I don't. I can get true push syncing of calendars and contacts with Google Sync, so I don't even need those any more. I'm having a hard time justifying the cost to renew when my subscription is up. Find My iPhone and iDisk alone aren't worth the price. So maybe they'll "fix" it eventually.

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