Gmail not updating on iphone
Your i Phone can't get an email if it's not connected to the internet.
You need to have access to a cellular network through your phone company or a Wi-Fi network in order to access email.
There are many issues that can cause your i Phone not to be able to download email, probably dozens.
Luckily, there are eight major steps you can take to resolve the majority of email problems.
I've tried going to notifications and switching on some of the notification options but I still cannot get it to work. Also, when I got my i Phone 5s last year, I loaded my apps and straight away I started to get notifications on the locked screen. One thing to check would be your mail settings under "mail, calendars and contacts".
For example, 'apps gone free' would say 'your new apps gone free are ready' at about 6 PM every evening and my BBC news app would put messages on the screen and make the BBC news sound when a new piece of news came out, that no longer happens on my i Phone 6, although I believe I still have the same settings as on the i Phone 5s. I believe that is where you will find the "fetch new mail" option, although it may say something else.
However, I am having a problem getting mail to upload when the 'mail' icon is closed.