Google has rolled out an update to Google Sync which offers new capabilities for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad users who synchronize their Google data with their mobile device.

The update allows users to:

  • Search for any message in their Gmail accounts using the iOS mail app, even if the messages haven’t been downloaded.
  • Accept, decline, or edit appointments using the iOS calendar app.
  • Use the “send mail as” feature when composing an email message, allowing you to choose from any email address linked to your account.

Google Sync is available as a free service, but you have to set it up on your mobile device. You can find instructions at the Google Mobile support site.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...