Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2013 2:25 PM (in response to Texas UnSub)
I stil get banners. Have you checked your notifications settings? Settings>Notifications>Mail (or Gmail if you use the Gmail app). Have you tried resetting your device by pressing and holding the Home button and power button until the silver apple appears?
Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2013 2:58 PM (in response to Meg St._Clair)
I have reread the news I saw on this and it looks like Google is the one who changed. I actually had my phone set up to send a badge to my closed screen on the iphone if I received an email from a vip. Other emails would just be a banner when I opened the phone. I realized my banners and badges had recently quit working for gmail. I could get notifications if I set gmail to fetch data every 15 minutes but the push notifications no longer worked. No more instant notifications. I added the gmail app and at this point, I think it is the best work around.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2013 4:23 PM (in response to Texas UnSub)
The only thing that changed was the Google stopped supporting Exchange for free Gmail accounts. If you already had your Gmail set up as an Exchange account (as I do) it will continue to work until such time as you change phones or remove the account. You won't then be able to add it back.
I still get banner alerts for VIP emails through Gmail. You also need to have "Show in Lock Screen" enabled.
However, the Gmail app is a simple solution.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2013 6:15 PM (in response to Meg St._Clair)
Thank you for helping me understand this. I really appreciate you taking the time to help me.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 31, 2013 6:17 PM (in response to Texas UnSub)
Glad I could help a little.