Good news for Gmail users for iOS devices, Google has just rolled out an update for its Gmail for iOS app that brings background app refresh and more, eliminating the need of manually refreshing your inbox, making it quicker for you to access all your mails the moment you open the app.
According to Google, background refresh on the new update means that your Gmail messages will be pre-fetched and synced to your device so when you open the app, you’ll get everything instantly – you’ll never have to wait for things to load again.
To get instant access to your emails without having to wait, the biggest change in this version 3.0 update, you will need to turn both background app refresh and notifications on for the Gmail app. When you load the Gmail app for the first time, you will be prompted on whether you would like to turn them on. To manually turn them on/off, background app refresh can be found under General Settings, inside Background App Refresh, while notifications can be found in the Notification Center in the Settings menu.
Other new features on Gmail version 3.0 for iOS include better integration for all of Google’s apps like Maps, YouTube and Chrome – sign in/out to one of the services and it applies across all the Google apps on your device.
Download the new Gmail app on the App Store now.
(Source: Gmail Blog)