Setting up a Gmail account in iPhone can be a tiring task, especially when one is not adept at configuring the mail settings in the phone. There are three ways in which one can configure to get Gmail notifications on the iPhone. First and foremost requires one to add the account automatically or manually. During the manual addition, configuration settings must be explicitly given. The next method uses the IMAP/POP feature of the new Gmail and configures the push button notifications. This helps one automatically sync the mail on the desktop with the iPhone. The third and the easiest method is to install the Gmail app for the iPhone available at the iTunes store. While the last method is easier and less hassle free, many people prefer to install it with appropriate configuration settings turned on. Listed below are the three methods in detail. One can call the third party Gmail support team to get assistance at any juncture.
Adding the Account Automatically/Manually: Tap on the iPhone settings, and choose the Mail, Contacts and Calendars option. Tap the Add Account option and access the list of email providers available. Choose the Google and provide the account information correctly to get the account verified. If you have turned on two-step notification takes care to provide the app-specific password only. One can also choose to provide the account information, incoming mail server information and outgoing mail server information manually if one is accessing Gmail via IMAP. Alternately, one can choose the ”Other” option from the list of email providers and give the information manually to ensure that every stage is configured in right manner. For the people, who do not want to get into trouble with wrong or mismatched configuration settings, the automatical addition of email account is the best choice. But, since Google has disabled sync notification support, one may have to use IMAP or POP for getting push notifications for Gmail. Alternately, one can choose to get the Gmail notifications in the Email app of the iPhone, by choosing the Microsoft Exchange. This method is elaborated below.
Getting Push notification Via the Microsoft Exchange: Open the Mail, Contacts and Calendars option from the settings page of the iPhone. Tap the Add Account and choose the Exchange instead of Google and proceed next. Enter the full Google email address and provide appropriate password. Type m.google.com in the server field, let the Domain field remain blank, proceed to give the right account and password details and save the account while ensuring that Mail option is enabled. Doing this ensures that the Gmail is synced to the Mail app of the iPhone and hence one can easily get the mail notifications to the Mail app itself.
Adding Gmail to iPhone via IMAP:
For this option to work, one must first enable the IMAP settings in the desktop version of the Gmail. Once this is done, access the settings page on the iPhone. Choose the Mail, Contacts and Calendar option. From the list of email, providers choose the other option. The IMAP settings require manual configuration of the incoming and outgoing mail server. Choose the add mail account and provide Gmail account information correctly. Give the Description of new account as Gmail. Tap the Next button on the Right side near the notification bar. It will display a page requiring you to fill incoming and outgoing mail server information. Choose IMAP, and provide host name as imap.gmail.com for the incoming mail server, along with correct Gmail account information. For the outgoing mail server, provide smtp.gmail.com with the correct username and password. Tap Next and wait for it to verify the Gmail account. After verification is successful, ensure that Mail is turned ON. You can access the mail from the mailboxes of the iPhone. You can get on-call assistance from our third-party tech support team to wade through the configuration settings phase.
Install the Gmail App for the iPhone: From the iTunes store, download the Gmail app for the iPhone/iOS. Once installed, open it and provide right account credentials. This method guarantees access to all sent, received folders of the Gmail account. One can get notification when a new mail arrives by choosing appropriate settings at the notification center (available in the iOS8 models). Choose the Gmail app from the list of apps at the notification center and set the alarm/beep or banner/badge setting according to your preference. Although one can easily autocomplete the sender email address, one cannot access the contact list from this app. Other additional features like easier picture attachment, share button accessibility make using Gmail for work an easy task. If one has enabled the two-step verification for the Gmail, logging in to the Gmail may be a confusing task. Get instant help from the third-party Gmail technical support team in this regard.