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How to set up Gmail push notifications for iPhone and iPod Touch

Google has made a number of improvements to its service Google Sync with the aim of equipping Gmail email accounts with push synchronization and we finally have good results.

Until now the service only allowed to synchronize calendars and contacts, the latter in addition to a somewhat crude way (creating too many duplicates, eliminating contacts that you already had and adding other unwanted ones), but after the last update we can make our iPhone receive Gmail emails instantly as if they were SMS.

To use Google Sync we just have to add a Microsoft Exchange account from Settings / Mail, Contacts, Calendars and configure it as follows:

  1. Enter your Gmail email address in the fields “Mail” Y “Username”.
  2. Leave the field blank “Domain”.
  3. Enter your Gmail password in the corresponding field.
  4. Press “Next” in the upper right corner of the screen. You will probably get a warning message informing you that the certificate could not be verified ”but ignore it and continue.
  5. The field will appear “Server” and enter in it.
  6. Click again on “Next”.
  7. Choose the Google services you want to synchronize (if you are also going to synchronize contacts and / or calendars, I recommend that you make a backup of both beforehand).