iPhone CONTACTS set to Fetch?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by rubined, Oct 11, 2013.

  1. rubined macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2012
    Underneath my various email accounts in settings it shows my name and says CONTACTS then I can chose the schedule. Anyone know what this is? I sync my
    Contacts via iCloud.

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  2. LV426 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2013
    Mail can arrive on your device in a few different ways...

    Manual: only get new mail as and when you ask for it to happen, e.g. Dragging down your inbox to kick things off.
    Fetch: every so often, in the background. You decide how often.
    Push: mail gets pushed immediately onto your device by the sender. iCloud supports this, and it's probably what you want.

    Until recently, Apple were banned from pushing iCloud Mail in Germany because of a legal spat. Now, the lucky Germans can have push if they want it.
  3. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    What does mail have to do with contacts?
  4. LV426 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 22, 2013
    Beats me. The screengrab is to do with mail setup.
  5. C DM macrumors Sandy Bridge

    Oct 17, 2011
    But it shows an account with just contacts, and the question seems to be more or less as to what contacts is doing there and what would the fetch or other similar settings be doing for it.
  6. rubined thread starter macrumors member

    Sep 24, 2012
    Correct, I am wondering what this is for. I set up my emails, but did not set up anything just for contact. iCloud is pushing my .me email and contacts. Not sure why this extra CONTACTS set to fetch is there.
  7. squeakr macrumors 68000


    Apr 22, 2010
    Depending on how the email server is set up and handles the information, sometimes contacts, emails, and calendar shown all under one setup (such as exchange and iCloud) or it gets broken apart during rage setup (some of my IMAP accounts that handle all the information broken them into separate sections (one had just contacts, one had contacts and calendar for example). I would bet it was one of your other accounts set up on the device that you referred to as existing on it.

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