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Thread: GMail Push Using Google Sync
09-28-2009, 02:42 PM #21
Because of the battery drain, I wish there was a quick way (sbsettings toggle) to turn on/off Gmail push!
I also use my iphone as an alarm at night so having push notifications in the middle of the night was not working too well for me... hehehe
09-28-2009, 04:09 PM #22
Mine doesn't seem to like to sync anything above 3 days. And when I set it to anything above 3 days, I get error messages and it won't sync at all. Usually the message is "Cannot Get Mail The connection to the server failed."
Anybody else have this issue and find a resolution for it?Is my girlfriend the only one that gets mad at me because I spend too much time with my iPhone?
09-28-2009, 05:11 PM #23
On a side note about battery life, I'm on 3.1 with my 3G and I haven't really noticed a big difference with my battery using Gmail's new push solution. However, I have done a couple tweaks on my phone using these two tutorials:
Speed Up Your iPhone/iPod by Removing Launch Daemons
[LIST] Language Packages to Delete on 3.0 :: Increased Performance
While I have definitely seen less memory usage, I have also noticed a much more stable battery life and it isn't dying so quickly.
09-28-2009, 05:16 PM #24
From Google Sync: Known Limitations:
*Actions in Gmail
When using Google Sync, certain actions in Gmail may have different behavior than you're used to. For instance, if you "delete" a message from your Inbox, this will actually archive the message. Check out our complete list of how actions taken on your device will affect your Gmail interface.
09-28-2009, 05:50 PM #25
If push notifications are bothering at night, flip your phone to silent. The alarm app is still audible, even in silent mode.
09-29-2009, 03:42 AM #26
" My friends' Google pictures were also imported with their contact info, which was kind of cool (but of questionable usefulness: I know what my friends look like!) "
if you know what they look like .. and don't think they're useful .. why the hell are you adding their pictures in the first place ?
09-29-2009, 08:19 AM #27
maybe ill get a gmail account just to play with this... nah...This is getting a lil' ridiculous...
09-29-2009, 10:04 AM #28
09-29-2009, 10:58 AM #29
this definitely drains the hell out of my battery... my phone now drains just in stand-by... if i think about using my phone at the same time.. i am now only able to use my phone at half of what i use to be able to maybe even less... Ahhh think im gonna ditch the push option but i love it.. i dunno fetch wasn't so bad with elert set up.. it was semi fetch
09-29-2009, 01:21 PM #30
09-29-2009, 11:12 PM #31
I have been loving the new push. It pushes to my phone faster than the web site does.
09-30-2009, 09:43 AM #32
09-30-2009, 10:32 AM #33
You can do that with sync-in-a-blink or GooSync.
09-30-2009, 01:38 PM #34
Thank you for the replies.
I ended up syncing with iTunes (Info -> Calendars -> Sync calendars with: Outlook), sorting out my multiple calendars, exporting to a CSV, and then finally importing to Google Calendar.
09-30-2009, 05:32 PM #35
Anyone having problems with resizing images or erasing custom ringtones when using google sync? Any way to fix this?
10-02-2009, 04:51 PM #36
ive done too much to simplify things now
i just have my gmail forwarded to my mobile me which is set to push
though MMS cut down my email use dramatically :-p
10-08-2009, 01:33 PM #37Is gmail push slow today?
Used to be a lot faster on my old 2G almost within a min or so
Today i got the brand new 3G and its a lot slower..
Is it just a coincidence or 3G is worse than the old Edge for gmail push??