Google Sync Update for iOS Improves Gmail and Google Calendar

Audrey Waters reports at Read Write Web that Google has updated features in its Google Sync product to Gmail and Google Calendar on iOS devices. There are three main updates:

  1. Search all Gmail messages in the native Mail app for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch – including those not stored locally on the device.
  2. Accept or decline invitations to meetings through iCal.
  3. Send email from verified addresses – the “send mail as” feature that has been in Gmail for years.

To be able to utilize these updates, you will have to set up Google Sync on your iPhone. This is slightly different than simply specifying your Gmail address as your iOS account. Google has full instructions here.