Battery performance with PUSH Gmail

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Angelo921, Sep 28, 2009.

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Did enabling Push email for Gmail on your iPhone affect your battery?

  1. No, the battery life is still the same as before

    20 vote(s)
    33.3%
  2. Yes, I need to charge my iPhone more frequently now with Push Gmail

    21 vote(s)
    35.0%
  3. Im not really sure that I notice a difference

    19 vote(s)
    31.7%
  1. Angelo921 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I am conducting a poll to see if by enabling Gmail Push email on your iPhone has your battery life seem to have gotten worse....
     
  2. daihard macrumors 6502a

    daihard

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    #2
    Where do I enable Push for Gmail? I still only see two options, "Fetch" and "Manual."

    I hope you're not talking about pushing Gmail through Exchange.
     
  3. The General macrumors 601

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    #3
    look, push isnt an acronym. it shouldnt be all caps. just saying.

    i have mobileme and gmail, both push, battery lasts all day.
     
  4. daihard macrumors 6502a

    daihard

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    Again, how did you enable push on Gmail? I'd really like to know.
     
  5. Rat-Boy macrumors 65816

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    Why do you hope for that?

    Gmail has turned this feature on through Exchange.
     
  6. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    Must have missed the big announcement and onslaught of threads about it here :)
     
  7. Nine9si macrumors member

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    Been on push as of last week and have not noticed any battery changes. On a 3gs.
     
  8. The General macrumors 601

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    Google Sync, which is exchange. Why do you hope we aren't talking about Exchange?
     
  9. daihard macrumors 6502a

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    Because I already use Exchange for my work. When I hear the word "Push Gmail," I tend to compare it with "Push Yahoo! Mail" and "Push MobileMe," which both achive push without the Exchange active sync. Imagine my disappointment when I learn time and time again that people are really talking about "Google Sync," not "Push Gmail" as comparable to those other native push implementations.
     
  10. daihard macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately, I didn't. As I said above, theterm "Push Gmail" made me hope that you guys were talking about a native push feature for Gmail, just like Yahoo! and MobileMe, without going through Exchange.
     
  11. ogdogg macrumors 6502

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    My battery still lasts all day but when I get home now it's around 25% instead of about 40% before using PUSH GMAIL.
     
  12. Lord Egregious macrumors member

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    Well I feel stupid. I always thought that push email would increase battery life because the phone isn't checking on an regular basis and the messages are pushed down like text messages.

    I just switched mine yesterday and haven't noticed a drain today.
     
  13. Kevlar macrumors 6502

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    I find push itself doesn't effect my battery life much. I find with push gmail I am turning my phone on a lot more often and responding to more emails on the fly which does lower my battery life to around 2 days. But I also don't make a ton of calls every day.
     
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  15. The Californian macrumors 68040

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    Your poll is flawed, option 1 and 3 are essentially the same.

    I've actually noticed an increased batter life compared to the Fetch every 15 minutes.
     
  16. MBHockey macrumors 68040

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    #16
    haha, sure.
     
  17. Angelo921 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Your right, i created the poll while I was drunk last night lol
     
  18. AHDuke99 macrumors 68020

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    My battery isn't any worse or better since using Gmail Exchange. I used MobileMe beforehand, so I guess that's why. PUSH can be a drain on your battery if you receive a lot of emails throughout the day.

    Are most of the users complaining about battery life new to using push email? For me there is no difference between this and MobileMe. All push email will drain your battery versus fetching every 30 minutes to an hour.
     

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