1. jefbystereo's Avatar
    Hi all,

    Well technically it isn't me, but my wife ordered an iPhone 5s at my recommendation (I probably will too once my contract is up). We have only had android so far so I wanted some advice from those who are big users of google services (gmail, maps, and hangouts in particular). I have been searching but havent found concrete answers on if you get Gmail notifications or hangout chat notifications without the app being open. Any ideas or threads or articles I can take a look at?
    10-09-2013 04:08 PM
  2. Eileen89's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore. I think your wife will really enjoy her new 5S. Best iPhone I've ever had so far.
    10-09-2013 04:47 PM
  3. neurodave's Avatar
    Hi all,

    Well technically it isn't me, but my wife ordered an iPhone 5s at my recommendation (I probably will too once my contract is up). We have only had android so far so I wanted some advice from those who are big users of google services (gmail, maps, and hangouts in particular). I have been searching but havent found concrete answers on if you get Gmail notifications or hangout chat notifications without the app being open. Any ideas or threads or articles I can take a look at?
    Gmail, Maps and Hangouts both have sent me notifications while closed or not in focus. You should be fine!

    On a side note, welcome to the dark side!
    10-09-2013 05:07 PM
  4. CDG's Avatar
    Hello and welcome to iMore. I don't use Hangputs but no problem getting notification from gmail and maps while apps are closed.


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    10-09-2013 05:26 PM
  5. jefbystereo's Avatar
    Thanks for the welcome, the phone arrives in November unfortunately since she ordered gold so I'm reading up in the meantime. Glad to hear about notifications, as you can see I am an iOS newb.
    10-09-2013 06:12 PM
  6. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore, and thank you for introducing yourself to us. If you haven't already, please take a moment to view our Community Rules & Guidelines HERE, and If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask. Thank you again, and take care…


    10-09-2013 06:16 PM
  7. pr1nce's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore! We're glad you decided to join our community. Hope your wife enjoys her 5S.
    10-09-2013 07:37 PM
  8. wendybeee's Avatar
    Welcome to the iMore Community jefbystereo Your wife is gonna love her new phone and after you play with it you will want one too
    10-09-2013 07:43 PM
  9. Jaguarr40's Avatar
    First of all most important please allow me to welcome you to your and your wifes new home...iMore where you are going to love it and find everything you will need to know in these forums. Why not try this forum to strat off with for your Gmail questions. Google and Gmail - iPhone, iPad, iPod Forums at iMore.com

    In the case that you don't find the exact answer, Please post back and let us know and together we will all find the answer the best we can for you. Also you can go to our Blog side and click on How to...go to the search and put in a few keywords to see what you get. How do you think I do it... Just kidding you but it is a handy tool to find answers if we are not around. Once again Welcome and enjoy yourself.
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    10-09-2013 08:14 PM
  10. taz323's Avatar
    Welcome to IMore.
    10-10-2013 07:58 AM
  11. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore ,

    If you need help use the search tool found here: Search iMore

    If you can't find what you are looking for just ask. That's why we are here.

    Again Welcome to iMore and enjoy your stay!
    10-10-2013 09:32 AM
  12. ankush77's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore,u will want more and more products of Apple
    10-11-2013 05:51 AM
  13. sting7k's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore.

    You will find all the Google Services you know and love are right here on the iPhone, complete with notifications. You can install iTunes on your computer and browse the App Store while you wait for your iPhone to arrive.
    10-11-2013 08:14 AM
  14. iHackPro's Avatar
    Welcome to the dark side. 😈


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    11-20-2013 06:53 AM
  15. rayz336's Avatar
    Hi all,

    Well technically it isn't me, but my wife ordered an iPhone 5s at my recommendation (I probably will too once my contract is up). We have only had android so far so I wanted some advice from those who are big users of google services (gmail, maps, and hangouts in particular). I have been searching but havent found concrete answers on if you get Gmail notifications or hangout chat notifications without the app being open. Any ideas or threads or articles I can take a look at?
    Welcome to iMore and I hope your wife will enjoy her 5S when it arrives. As others have said, you should have no problems with GMail or Hangout notifications while the apps are not open.
    11-20-2013 09:55 AM
  16. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Welcome!!! I'm sure you'll find everything you need, right here!


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    11-23-2013 02:36 AM
  17. mynameis's Avatar
    Gmail notifications work fine for me. Gmail, maps, etc don't work as fluent on iOS than on android though. They work fine, they do. But you'll notice that there are, how do I phrase, "missing holes" when using google services with iOS. You might just like the stock mail, maps, and safari apps that come along with the iPhone. Just throwing that out there. But welcome to the forums! Any questions, feel free to ask.


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    12-21-2013 01:25 AM
  18. zdn1042's Avatar
    Welcome to iMore! How's your wife's experience with the 5S so far?
    12-24-2013 11:37 PM
  19. meashishnd's Avatar
    wow its great change over....... simply the best *You are Most welcome* to iMore.com
    12-25-2013 06:59 AM

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