After the last Keynote on Monday, March 25, focused on Apple’s new services, new updates were released for the iOS, macOS, tvOS and watchOS operating systems. While none of them really brings interesting news for users, apart from iOS 12.2 with the full support of AirPods 2 and watchOS 5.2 with the arrival of the ECG in Europe, that of Mac computers has brought a new problem to users.
And beyond the automatic dark mode for Safari and Apple News + in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, those who use a Gmail account in the native electronic mail manager will have difficulties to log in and receive their digital correspondence.
Mail and Gmail do not get along on macOS 10.14.4
More and more users are reporting having problems logging into their Gmail account through the Mail app. The Apple technical support forums are filled with questions that are looking for a solution. Apparently, the authentication process has stopped working properly creating an infinite loop between macOS and the login page in Safari.
As 9to5Mac says, the problem does not happen in other macOS services like calendar, where you can log in with Gmail to synchronize events without any problem. Those affected have done everything to try to solve it, such as deleting accounts and re-adding them and changing passwords, without success.
However, macOS 10.14.4 does not seem to be the only one that has problems with Gmail and the Mail app. Some users who have upgraded to iOS 12.2 claim to have similar errors that only affect Internet search engine accounts.
It is very likely that in the next few days Apple will launch a new update to solve the bug. Meanwhile, it is recommended to access through a web browser or download another email manager.
Of course, the optimization and performance of Mail leave a lot to be desired, at least on iOS devices, since it consumes a battery that gives pleasure.