Gmail for iOS gets faster with background refresh and login updates
Gmail brings a much awaited update to its iOS mail app. Now you can get your mails faster on your mobile with background refresh update.
“The app now fully supports background app refresh, which means your Gmail messages will be pre-fetched and synced so they’re right there when you open the app – no more annoying pauses while you wait for your inbox to refresh,” said the official Gmail blogpost.
If you don’t know what background refresh is, we will try to explain it to you. With background refresh, apps can refresh themselves in the background. For example, an app can if new content is available and download the updates, or retrieve the updated content in the background when it receives a push notification, so the new content is ready for viewing when you launch the app.
The background refresh feature is available for iOS 7. You need to enable the background app refresh and notifications for the Gmail app. You can adjust your app’s background activity in Settings > General > Background App Refresh.
“The Gmail now also supports sign-in across Google iOS apps, including Maps, Drive, YouTube and Chrome. ” So you can sign-in to one and you get signed-in to all of them. However, if you sign-out from one, you will be signed-out from all.
After the updates have been downloaded, you need to sign-in again and then you are all set to enjoy faster Gmail experience on your iOS device.