Got an iPhone? How about a Google Mail account? Want to get some Push action working on your iPhone for your Google Mail account? Now you can with Google Sync.
Introduced earlier this year, Google Sync now comes with Push support for both the iPhone and Windows Mobile devices. iPhone OS 3.0 is required though to use this new feature on the iPhone. Aside from syncing Mail, Google Sync also allows you to sync Gmail Contacts and Google Calendar.
So, how do you go about enabling Push services for Google Sync on the iPhone? Since this new service uses the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync protocol, you need to set up your Gmail account on your iPhone using the Microsoft Exchange option as opposed to the usual Google Mail. The full instructions can be found here, but in a nutshell, you just need to enter the usual credentials, leave the Domain field blank, and enter m.google.com in the Server field. After you’ve done all that, simply select the services (Contacts, Calendar, and Mail) you want to sync to your iPhone, and you’re done.
Do note, however, that enabling Push services on the iPhone can greatly affect its battery life, but if that’s ok with you, then by all means, go ahead and take advantage of this new Push service from Google. Google Sync is likewise available for S60 devices and BlackBerry phones sans the Push feature.