by Matthew Sims
November 2, 2011
The iOS Academy is back! I hope you're ready to take in more iOS knowledge. Today we're going to be looking at how to get Google Gmail to push to your iOS device. We've heard there is a rumored Gmail app coming to iOS devices soon, but just in case you can't wait, App Advice has you covered. I'm sure some of you are wondering "How is this different from the normal Mail app setup?" The difference is that when you add a Gmail account using the normal Mail app setup your emails arrive every 15, 30, or 60 minutes, depending on how your pull settings are configured. The way we're about to show you uses push services so that you receive your emails in real time as the account receives them. iPhone's already less than stellar battery life but I believe it is worth it. Odds are you are keeping your changer closer nowadays anyway. Hopefully this will tide you over until we receive the fabled Gmail for iOS app. If you need any more info you can visit Google's support page or just let me know. I'll see you tomorrow for more iOS how-to goodness.