Google Sync For iPhone & iPad Gets New Features


iOS 5

Google has just added three new features to Google Sync for iPhone and iPad.

Google Sync for iOS allows users to sync Gmail, Contacts and Calendar to iPhone and iPad over-the-air using push technology.

Google has added the following new features that will allow users to:

  • Search all your emails in Gmail, not just the emails stored locally by the iOS mail app.
  • Accept, decline or edit calendar events from the iOS calendar app.
  • Send email from the address you want. We recognize that some of you manage multiple email addresses from a single Gmail account. Gmail’s “Send Mail as” feature lets you send messages with another email address listed as the sender instead of your Gmail address, e.g. joe@altostrat.com instead of joe@gmail.com. Now the iOS mail app will respect these settings.

These new features are available for both Gmail and Google Apps email accounts.

You can take advantage of Google Sync by setting up your Gmail account using Microsoft Exchange (ActiveSync) instead of using the Google Mail option. You can checkout this link for step-by-step instructions to setup Google Sync with your iOS device.

The new Google Sync features will improve the user experience for Gmail and Google Apps email users using iOS Mail and Calendar app.

Do you still want Google to release a native iOS app for Gmail? Let us know in the comments.

[via Google Mobile Blog]

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