Google on Wednesday released version 3.0 of Gmail for iOS, which finally includes full support for iOS 7’s background app refresh. This means Gmail can now download your email in the background (even when it’s not open) and your inbox will be up to date whenever you launch the app. Oddly enough, last November, a number of outlets reported that Google added this feature when it relaunched Gmail for iOS, but it never appeared in iOS’s settings (unlike Google+, Google Maps and others). What’s clear, though, is that it is available now, and if you regularly use the native Gmail app on iOS, it’ll definitely make using the app a bit faster. You just have to remember to turn on background app refresh and notifications for the app.
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"Gmail (iOS) Adds Background Refresh, Immediately Becomes Great" by @ShellyPalmer