1. alanhp1's Avatar
    Since upgrading to the 6s I have a recurring Gmail problem with all Gmail-based accounts.

    I frequently am unable to connect to Gmail, using the iPhone email app, and get a message saying there is a connection problem with imap.gmail.com.

    This is always corrected by rebooting the phone. This makes me think this is an Apple software or hardware problem and not a problem at Google.

    Anyone else experiencing this. Anyone have a more permanent solution?

    Thanks
    10-19-2015 12:52 PM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    It's a Google problem.
    10-19-2015 01:41 PM
  3. SnapThrow's Avatar
    I have two Gmail accounts setup with IMAP turned on for both (personal and work) and I do not experience the problem you are describing. Need more info but you have to turn on IMAP in Gmail settings on the web and then setup Gmail on your iPhone using the provided setup routine in settings/mail, contact, calendars/add account/Google
    10-19-2015 02:30 PM
  4. sgrizzle's Avatar
    I think it's an iOS 9 problem. I can add and remove the account and that will clear it up at least temporarily, but I've got 6 gmail accounts on two devices and they get the error at random intervals. My accounts will work fine and then just stop. An account on my iPad that worked for 6 months just stopped yesterday with this error. I've done the captcha thing and even tried switching to two factor.
    10-20-2015 07:06 PM
  5. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I'm having the same issue intermittently. I removed and reestablished my Gmail account in iOS over the weekend and haven't had any issues since then.
    10-20-2015 09:32 PM
  6. Quis89's Avatar
    I have the same issue. Only in my case the email will actually update. I just get that error from time to time. So I just disregard it.
    10-20-2015 11:53 PM
  7. Larry Cook1's Avatar
    I have gmail and haven't experienced any problem at all with receiving or sending messages. I would try a soft boot and see if it clears up.
    10-31-2015 11:39 AM
  8. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I have 6 Gmail accounts on my stock Mail app. I see quirks all the time. Things I don't see with iCloud, Comcast or Outlook. So my conclusion is it's Google.
    10-31-2015 11:45 AM
  9. TurboTiger's Avatar
    I have these issues several times a day with my Gmail on my iPhone 5S & iPad Air.
    Hard resets works for a while.
    Deleting the Gmail account works for a while.
    I'm just dealing with it till it gets fixed.
    No issues with a Gmail n my MacBook
    Good Luck
    10-31-2015 05:48 PM
  10. doogald's Avatar
    I'm sort of wondering why people don't use the gmail app (or the Google inbox app) for gmail accounts? Since Google started the separate tabs for social, promotions, updates, and forums, I only get notifications for important emails that way, and the apps are rock solid. With the stock mail app, all of those promotion, etc., emails notify me as much as the regular in box does.
    10-31-2015 06:27 PM
  11. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I'm sort of wondering why people don't use the gmail app (or the Google inbox app) for gmail accounts? Since Google started the separate tabs for social, promotions, updates, and forums, I only get notifications for important emails that way, and the apps are rock solid. With the stock mail app, all of those promotion, etc., emails notify me as much as the regular in box does.
    For me, the hiccups are few and far between. The Gmail accounts work well most of the time. And I like all my mail under the same roof. I like the stock Mail app.
    TwitchyPuppy likes this.
    11-01-2015 03:49 PM
  12. SnapThrow's Avatar
    I'm sort of wondering why people don't use the gmail app (or the Google inbox app) for gmail accounts?
    I do not use the Gmail app for one reason -- the lack of a unified inbox
    TwitchyPuppy likes this.
    11-02-2015 11:11 AM
  13. Peligro911's Avatar
    I used to love having Gmail with push but since that changed i just setup forwarding and have all my gmail pushed to my icloud so its instant again!
    11-02-2015 12:49 PM
  14. doogald's Avatar
    I used to love having Gmail with push but since that changed i just setup forwarding and have all my gmail pushed to my icloud so its instant again!
    That's what I did to gmail - all of my accounts forward to gmail; I have gmail set up to reply from the address that the email was sent to (though I can easily change it while replying if I want to); that gives me unified inbox in the Gmail app with push (though I actually use the Google InBox app for mail these days.) Actually my iPhone typically gets messages before they show up in Gmail on a browser on my Mac.
    11-02-2015 12:55 PM
  15. TwitchyPuppy's Avatar
    I have no idea. I am using the stock app for my Gmail account and I never had an issue.
    11-02-2015 04:03 PM

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