Why doesn't gmail work on my iphone anymore?
March 18, 2009 5:04 PM   Subscribe

Why has gmail stopped working on my iPhone. More importantly, how do I fix it?

So I found this question, but there's never a solution offered.

I seem to have the same problem. Out of the blue, my iphone has been unable to connect to gmail. To send mail it tells me it can't connect to the server. When checking mail, it tells me that my password is wrong. I deleted the account and set it up again and it tells me that it cannot connect via SSH, do I want to try to connect without SSH. If I say yes, it still never connects.

So what's going on and how do I fix it? I'm traveling tomorrow and would really like an alternative to paying a hotel for their wireless to check my email.

Oh, and other internet apps (safari, facebook) still work and gmail works just fine on my computer.
posted by If only I had a penguin... to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
Google was having server problems.

That's why the have the "beta" in their GMail logo.
posted by torquemaniac at 5:08 PM on March 18, 2009

As TM says, if you have changed nothing, then it's almost certainly a Google problem. I use GMail for a couple of domains, and it does indeed have multi-hour outages every month. Sometimes these only affect one access method: so POP might work, but web access won't, or vice versa.

Wait it out.
posted by rokusan at 5:19 PM on March 18, 2009

Also, remember you can read your gmail in Safari on the iPhone if the Mail client problem doesn't clear up before your trip.
posted by birdherder at 6:01 PM on March 18, 2009

And of course, minutes after I posted the question, it started working again.
posted by If only I had a penguin... at 6:06 PM on March 18, 2009

I have this problem from time to time and it's usually solved by re-starting the phone.

When it happens with GMail, it always has the same problem with syncing to my work e-mail account at the same time, so I'm guessing it's a glitch in the phone OS.
posted by dg at 4:42 AM on March 19, 2009

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