1. glisk's Avatar
    Hi all,

    I pre-ordered the iPhone 5 online from the UK Apple store. This will be the my very first iPhone. I have been a blackberry user and an Android user for the past 3 and a half years. I hope that you will all help me make the transition.

    What are the best methods for getting gmail, my gmail calendar and my contacts on the phone. Also what are the first few apps I should download.

    Thanks in advance for your help
    Last edited by glisk74; 09-14-2012 at 12:27 PM.
    09-14-2012 12:21 PM
  2. Jeremy's Avatar
    Simply log I with your Gmail user name and password. Turn on contacts, cal, and mail then you are good to go.
    09-14-2012 12:28 PM
  3. kch50428's Avatar
    Also what are the first few apps I should download.
    The apps you should download are ones that help you do the things you need to get done - it's a truly individual thing.
    09-14-2012 12:32 PM
  4. BLiNK's Avatar
    are you sure you want this device? the OS hasn't really changed since the beginning and the form factor has been the same for the last 3 years..

    ok well they stretched it out a little this time around
    09-14-2012 12:40 PM
  5. glisk's Avatar
    Thanks for your reply. Will this method allow for Push email delivery?
    09-17-2012 10:10 AM
  6. Jeremy's Avatar
    Thanks for your reply. Will this method allow for Push email delivery?
    Actually no. To get Gmail to push you need to set it up via Exchange. To get the full directions simply google iPhone gmail push setup.
    09-17-2012 10:24 AM
  7. Doc Z's Avatar
    I'm also new to the iPhone! Coming from blackberry.
    09-17-2012 10:26 AM
  8. finn5975's Avatar
    Thanks for your reply. Will this method allow for Push email delivery?
    Once you get your phone, go to Settings>Mail,Contacts,Calendars and add your gmail account. From this screen, you will also find "Fetch New Data" and by clicking on that you can choose to turn on Push, or, select Fetch and its timing intervals. Unfortunately, gmail is only fetch or manual on the iphone without tweating.....but not push. Therefore I have "Every 15 Minutes" selected.

    Edit: Sorry, your question was answered while I was typing this. Just follow the instructions for setting up Push as previously mentioned.
    Last edited by finn5975; 09-17-2012 at 10:30 AM.
    09-17-2012 10:27 AM
  9. BLiNK's Avatar
    Actually no. To get Gmail to push you need to set it up via Exchange. To get the full directions simply google iPhone gmail push setup.
    this method is the best way to handle Gmail accounts on the iPhone
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    09-17-2012 10:31 AM
  10. sting7k's Avatar
    Thanks for your reply. Will this method allow for Push email delivery?
    Google "Google sync iPhone" and you will find step by step directions to setup gmail as an Exchange account on your iPhone. It takes 5 minutes tops and you will have push everything from gmail.

    If you just enter your account information in through the mail app you won't get push.
    09-17-2012 12:48 PM
  11. mab4285's Avatar
    Trying to help a fellow convert out (Though I converted from BB to iOS two years ago):

    Set up Google Sync with your iOS device - Google Mobile Help
    09-17-2012 01:00 PM
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