As Expected, Google Brings Push Gmail to iPhone

Sep 23, 2009 • 9:20 am | comments (2) by twitter Google+ | Filed Under Other Google Topics
 

One of the most requested features for Gmail is push support for the Apple iPhone. Google announced yesterday that they now support push Gmail on the iPhone through Google Sync. To get started with this, go here and read the various instructions.

We knew this would be coming because a Googler told us back in March it would be here soon. And trust me, people are delighted it is here. There are literally dozens and dozens of threads at the Google Mobile iPhone Forum on this topic.

Personally, I really do not want Push notifications for my email. I just don't want my iPhone beeping and vibrating every other second. Plus, I am sure it won't do good for my battery life. Personally, I know when I check email on my iPhone that there will be email waiting for me - I don't need to be pushed this on me. I can see for email accounts that get fewer emails, this may make sense.

Forum discussion at Google Mobile iPhone Forum.

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Comments:

Anna Langella

09/23/2009 02:12 pm

Didn't this already exist? I've had Gmail on my iPhone (set up by choosing "Microsoft Exchange") for a long time now. What is the difference between what I had and this new setup?

Barry Schwartz

09/23/2009 02:14 pm

What is new is that this now works with Gmail, not just calendar and contacts.

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