Push Gmail now a reality – Save much needed battery on iPhone!

Ever wondered if you can be alerted for that important Gmail message, much like an SMS? I have fully tested this option and it works amazingly great! Yeah, you can now turn off the automatically check after every 15/30/… minutes thereby saving you enormous battery on the power hungry yet efficient iPhone!

Thanks to MobileMe, despite the seemingly crazy me.com domain, push services offered strive to offer enhanced productivity; not to mention the backup service, web hosting and a string of other cool new features! If you are not up for spending $99 valuable bucks, why not try sharing this service? With expandable storage, you can easily get this service for a great deal.

Ok, now the technicalities involved in setting Gmail to push email : We are essentially pushing Gmail onto Me.com server in realtime to deliver that SMS like effect for your Gmail messages!

  1. Login to Gmail and click on Settings (Top Right Corner)
  2. Click on Forwarding and POP/IMAP
  3. Select Forward a copy of incoming mail to and input your Me.com ID
  4. Make sure you select archive Gmail’s copy to avoid redundant copies and confusion!
  5. Don’t forget to save changes (at the end of the form) and play with filters to forward certain mail to be pushed (SMS!). Easy ain’t it?!

7 Replies to “Push Gmail now a reality – Save much needed battery on iPhone!”

  1. Well yeah, but Push Gmail is only available on G1 (Android) at the moment.

    For the rest of us, MobileMe is the best alternative! It has some advantages like syncing data and restoring data on the iPhone ‘On the Fly’!!

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