OK inspired by another thread on this subject, with 322 entries since 2018, I did a hard reset and reset my settings.
I disabled the optimisation for Gmail. Not sure whether this has improved things.
Then I installed Spike (Spike Mail, from Playstore). I sent an email to the Spike people yesterday and today they actually replied. They told me that by default your "Other" emails (not from people identified as "important"), the notification is not made.
But... you can change this:
- open Spike app --> swipe right --> touch the settings gearwheel at the top right or the "Settings" menu item
- this takes you to a page called "Settings"
- to the right of "[your name]" there is a ">" symbol... touch this.
- this takes you to a page "Account Settings"
- there is an item there called "Other": touch the ">" symbol
- turn this to "Alert" ("Plays a sound, shows....")
- the sound is set to "Silent": change to some sound.
First experiments after this seem to show that Spike may in fact be a good possibility. Gmail still sluggish or worse.
I just don't get it. I have a theory that one might be able to turn off the optimisation on some other apps and processes if you look at the battery optimisation page, and select "all", you see that there are hundreds of these.
One approach could be to turn off optimisation for EVERYTHING and see whether the software is capable of responding to the delivery of an email.
I find this whole thing incredible. It's not like the emails are not appearing in the account, on the phone: you can see them right there, in front of your eyes, usually with a couple of seconds. But it takes this Gmail app absurd amounts of time to find out that anything's arrived. Surely this can't be that difficult to solve??????
Signed X. Asperated
Anyway I am monitoring results with Spike...
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