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How to set up Gmail push on iPhone and get emails without delays? Step by step guide


How to set up Gmail push notification on iPhone and get emails without delays?  Step by step guideModern smartphones offer many different forms of communication. Starting with calling and texting, through messages within one ecosystem (e.g. iMessage on iPhone), a number of universal, multi-platform instant messengers (Messenger, Signal, Telegram, etc.), ending with videoconferencing and social networking applications. What’s surprising, however, is how well good old e-mail still performs. The first email was sent in the 1970s, and over 50 years later, it is still used by billions of people around the world. This is almost unheard of these days, when many things change in just a few years. It’s not real-time communication, but that’s probably its secret. You can send a properly formatted message with attachments and a signature, which sits quietly on the server until someone picks it up and reads it.

Author: Tomasz Duda

I recently published for you the second part of useful iPhone tips. I’ve included information on how to change email reception from push to fetch in your default email application. As you know, push means that the message is pushed from the server to the smartphone immediately after receiving it, so the advantage is to speed up the reception of mail as much as possible. However, in fetch mode, receiving is also automatic, but it takes place regularly, every set time (e.g. 15, 30, 60 minutes). In the case of multiple accounts, this may (but does not necessarily have to) reduce the smartphone’s energy consumption a bit, and notifications will not disturb the user too often.

By default, in the Mail app on iPhone, you can only receive messages from your Gmail mailbox in fetch mode, i.e. with some delay. There is a way to change this to push mode (instantly), but it has some limitations. See the guide.

How to set up Gmail push on iPhone and get emails without delays?  Step by step guide

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However, one of the commenters noticed that in the case of the very popular Gmail email, the push option is inactive by default, and there will probably be a lot of people who will want to use it. Can this be done? It turns out that yes, although there are also significant drawbacks to this solution, which I will mention in this guide. Of course, I am only focusing on the situation when someone wants to use the system Mail application to handle messages from Gmail. If you are considering installing a separate email client, it would be better to use the Gmail application, which has no problem with this. Works on iPhone very fast.

How to set up Gmail push notification on iPhone and get emails without delays?  Step by step guide [nc1]

How to set Gmail to receive from fetch mode to push in the stock iPhone application?

Let’s start from the very beginning, i.e. let’s assume that you do not yet have a Gmail account configured in the default system application in iOS, simply called Mail (if you do, you can of course skip this step). To add them, go to Settings – Mail – Accounts – Add account. Here you will see a list of popular email services, tap on the Google name. Now enter your Gmail address and then enter your password. If you have two-step verification turned on (e.g. a security code received via SMS), tap the Send button on the next screen and then enter it in the field provided. Then confirm that you want to log in and allow access to your Google account. Finally, select which items should be synchronized (mail, contacts, calendars, notes).

How to set up Gmail push notification on iPhone and get emails without delays?  Step by step guide [nc1]

How to set up Gmail push notification on iPhone and get emails without delays?  Step by step guide [nc1]

How to set up Gmail push notification on iPhone and get emails without delays?  Step by step guide [nc1]

How to set up Gmail push notification on iPhone and get emails without delays?  Step by step guide [nc1]

How to set up Gmail push notification on iPhone and get emails without delays?  Step by step guide [nc1]

Now go to the menu Settings – Mail – Accounts – Download new data. Here, by default, all email accounts are configured to download email in Fetch mode (i.e. regularly, at set intervals). An interesting fact is that if you tap on the name of your Gmail account here, you will see that in its options there are only two methods of receiving email: Fetch or Manually. There is no Push option, which may be available in other email accounts, such as Outlook. Therefore, you need to do it with a different method, it is not perfect, but more on that in a moment. In the menu called Download new dataat the very top of the display activate the Push optionand at the bottom change your download settings to Automatically.

How to set up Gmail push notification on iPhone and get emails without delays?  Step by step guide [nc1]

How to set up Gmail push notification on iPhone and get emails without delays?  Step by step guide [nc1]

From now on, automatic receiving of e-mails in push mode should work, also in Gmail. At least in theory. However, in my case, when the Mail application was displayed on the iPhone, e-mails actually arrived almost immediately. Literally a few seconds after sending them, they appeared in your Gmail account. However, when the phone was locked, I did not receive notifications. However, this changed when I modified the notification settings for the Mail app. To do this, go to Settings – Notifications – Mail. Here make sure the option Turn on notifications is active and lock screen notifications are enabled. However, I still had to go into options Customize notificationsenter your Gmail account and activate it here Badges, Alerts and select an alert sound. From then on, when I received a new email in Google Mail, an appropriate sound and information appeared on the lock screen within a few seconds of sending the message.

How to set up Gmail push notification on iPhone and get emails without delays?  Step by step guide [nc1]

How to set up Gmail push on iPhone and get emails without delays?  Step by step guide [nc1]

How to set up Gmail push notification on iPhone and get emails without delays?  Step by step guide [nc1]

Okay, I managed to configure receiving Gmail in push mode in the system application on iPhone, but the situation is still not ideal. Two basic problems are visible. First of all: if we set general mail reception in push mode, it changes not only for one account, but for all of them. In other words, if we have another Gmail account (or another one), even if it is individually set to “fetch”, it will still work in push mode. Secondly (and more importantly): unfortunately Gmail reception in push mode only works when the iPhone is charged and connected to Wi-Fi. Yes, this is very bad news for people who would like to receive push messages from Gmail at any time. Apparently, Apple found that this option increases energy consumption, i.e. reduces the operating time of the smartphone, so it decided to limit it. Fortunately, there is always an alternative, in the form of a separate Gmail application from the AppStore, which does not have such a limitation.

How to set up Gmail push notification on iPhone and get emails without delays?  Step by step guide [nc1]



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