Monday, December 07, 2015

Unable to use Google for iOS 9 sync? Check IMAP settings.

i was experimenting with iOS 9 and I tried enabling Google (Gmail) IMAP sync. It worked for one of my Google accounts, but not for another.

The trick was Gmail Settings:Labels. I had to check the Notes Label Show in IMAP.

Screen Shot 2015 12 07 at 2 14 15 PM

After doing this it worked again. I’m sure if you have IMAP disabled in Gmail it will similarly fail.

This old school IMAP sync tech doesn’t support the new rich-text-like Notes documents, only plain text notes. It’s really a legacy feature that will likely get dropped in iOS 10.

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