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Old Dec 5, 2012, 06:36 PM   #1
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Push, fetch or manual?

What do you use and why?
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 06:39 PM   #2
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Gmail: my main, i have it set up as an exchange and to push
Work: exchange and unimportant for my daily life, manual
Yahoo: old main, no longer use it, manual.

its obvious.....the stuff i want asap, is on push. all others, manual/fetch.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 06:46 PM   #3
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Push for both of my email accounts. I like to see stuff instantly.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 06:49 PM   #4
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So for Mail, Contacts, Calendar as well as iCloud what does "Manual" do? I heard Manual improves battery life.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 06:57 PM   #5
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Gmail: my main, i have it set up as an exchange and to push
Work: exchange and unimportant for my daily life, manual
Yahoo: old main, no longer use it, manual.

its obvious.....the stuff i want asap, is on push. all others, manual/fetch.
Can I set Gmail as exchange if I don't have a company?
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 07:01 PM   #6
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Built in mail app is Manual for both work Exchange and personal gmail accounts. Gmail app gives me top notifications but no sound.

I don't like to be bothered with every message and no push or fetch goes a long ways towards awesome battery life.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 07:02 PM   #7
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So for Mail, Contacts, Calendar as well as iCloud what does "Manual" do? I heard Manual improves battery life.
Manual just means that when you open the particular app it updates. Mail checks for mail, calendar updates, etc.
I have mine set that way, calendar updates within a couple seconds after I open it. I am not important enough to need push mail. I assume having push off improves battery life slightly.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 07:07 PM   #8
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Can I set Gmail as exchange if I don't have a company?
Yes, like this:

http://support.google.com/mail/bin/a...&answer=138740


I use push for everything and gmail has to be set up like that if you want it to push.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 07:08 PM   #9
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Yes, like this:

http://support.google.com/mail/bin/a...&answer=138740


I use push for everything and gmail has to be set up like that if you want it to push.
Thanks for the help, Small White Car!
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 07:17 PM   #10
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What do you use and why?
Push.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 07:31 PM   #11
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I use manual. The constant vibration for emails , i find are annoying. Plus it's probably helping my battery. I used to keep push, and I can't remember why I switched it off, but Ive been using it like this and I'm fine.

Whenever I want to check emails, I just press mail and it's loads fast enough.

I realize some people need to check emails right when they get it though. Not me.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 09:38 PM   #12
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Work email is manual. Personal gmail account is set to 'fetch' every hour.

How do you guys have your iCloud set? Manual, fetch or push?
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Work email is manual. Personal gmail account is set to 'fetch' every hour.

How do you guys have your iCloud set? Manual, fetch or push?
Not sure what's the diff for iCloud if set either ways. Mine is set to "Push".
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 10:11 PM   #14
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So for Mail, Contacts, Calendar as well as iCloud what does "Manual" do? I heard Manual improves battery life.
i think it depends on how much email you receive.


if you receive a lot of email and you don't need to read it immediately you might be better of in manual - you wont be constantly bombarded with notifications annoying the hell out of you and it will save battery life.


if you receive email once in a while there is no reason to not use push; and it wont decrease your battery life as much.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 10:23 PM   #15
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Combination of push/manual across various email accounts.
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I have it pushing every hour on the hour😄.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 11:24 PM   #17
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I have all my three emails on push, as i want my iPhone to be as reliable as my blackberry. I stop caring about battery anymore as i have mophie case and always carry a powerbank.
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