Google Sync Gets Update For iPhone And iPad

Google updated its Sync service, in order to offer additional features to iOS devices users and this service is designed to keep your native Mail and Calendar apps constantly up-to-date, now offers many improvements, especially when it comes to exchanging information with Google’s servers. Google Sync mobile app is available for download for BlackBerry, iPhone, Nokia, SyncML, Windows. Google Sync uses the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync protocol and when etting up a new Exchange ActiveSync account on your device, existing data may be removed from your phone, make sure to back up before you set up Google Sync…………


Google announced that Google Sync is getting three useful new features for iPhone and iPad users, is a service that enables you to set up your Gmail as a Microsoft Exchange Server on your iOS device. Google Sync adds mail server search, appointment confirmation to native iOS apps and you an also respond to calendar invites from within the Calendar app. Google Sync update bringing three welcome feature updates:

  • The ability to search all email – not just locally stored
  • Calendar events invitation handling
  • Send Mail As which lets you send messages with a different return address than the one being used

These three new services are available and all of these are available regardless of whether you use basic Gmail or a Google Apps for your domain account.


Searching All Email:

Previously, when searching in the Mail app you could only search email that was downloaded to your device. If you archived a message and it was older than the time you set to sync your email, it would be ignored since it was no longer on the device. Now you can search all email, even if it is not stored locally. This will be helpful if you save old email and want to access the content of that email while using your iPhone or iPad. Just tap in the search box at the top of the mail app while in your Gmail account. It will return hits in all of the email you have stored in your account, even those messages stored online but not on the phone. For this to work you will have to set your account up using Microsoft Exchange instead of the Gmail option.

Calendar Events Handling:

If you get a good number of calendar invites you’ll really appreciate this update. When a contact sends you an event request you can take one of the following actions from your iOS Calendar app:

  • Accept the event which sets it up as an appointment in your Calendar
  • Decline events
  • Edit the event in your iOS Calendar app

Sending Mail from a Chosen Address:

If you have more than one email account like most of us do, you can now specify which account the iOS Mail app will use to send a message. For example, if I am using my Gmail account, but want to send a message as if it was from one of my other email addresses.For instructions at google sync visit and download Google Sync Update : here.



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