If your replace your iPhone device, you can say goodbye to Google Sync.

My iPhone had a dying battery, so the iPhone was replaced under warranty.

Then I restored the iPhone setting from backup, and all seemed to work ok.

Except for email, wasn’t getting any.

I checked the email settings, and the iPhone verified they were correct, and I could connect to the Google Mail servers:
Google Sync Broken

After much Googling, I worked out what was going wrong.

  • The “Exchange” email account setting uses Google Sync.
  • Google Sync was discontinued as a “free” feature on 30th January 2013.
    ”Starting January 30, 2013, consumers won’t be able to set up new devices using Google Sync.”
  • “new devices”, includes my replacement iPhone.

There are alternatives; what I did was on my iPhone was:

  • Created new Gmail accounts to replace the Exchange account on my iPhone.
          Gmail account setting
  • Setup CardDAV.

It works.  But I wasn’t happy with having to do it Google.