Do you use Push for emails or do you fetch at certain intervals/manually?

Discussion in 'iOS 7' started by DramaLLama, Nov 4, 2013.

  1. DramaLLama macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2011
    Just wondering what everyone else does for their emails on our iPhones.
  2. kingdom23 macrumors regular

    Oct 31, 2011
  3. hakr100 macrumors 6502a

    Mar 1, 2011
    East Coast
    I use manual fetch. As in, "fetch my emails now."
  4. jonasdamn macrumors 6502a

    Mar 4, 2013
  5. Armen macrumors 604


    Apr 30, 2013
    Let me give you a real world analogy about Push vs Fetch. Most people are still not clear about this.

    Imagine you own a P.O. Box at the local UPS Store.

    Push: When mail arrives UPS calls you to let you know that there is mail in your box.

    Fetch: When mail arrives UPS tells you nothing. You have to drive to the store and check for yourself to see if you have mail.

    Which one is better?

    It really depends how much mail you get honestly.

    If you constantly get e-mails Push would keep your phone awake all the time to inform you that mail has arrived and eat at your battery.

    If you set a fetch schedule for once an hour, it would only wake up once an hour.

    If you are in in a position where how quickly you see an e-mail is critical to you than push is the better option because if a mail arrives AFTER the 1 hour fetch you have to wait another hour to be notified.

    Hope this helps?
  6. Nolander07 macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2012
    I don't get many emails, so I use push with the assumption it may save a little battery power.
  7. 7enderbender macrumors 6502a


    May 11, 2012
    North East US
    Push. That's my primary reason for having a "smart" phone to begin with. And it's one of the reasons why I'm not happy with my iPhone. The Apple push mail support remains unreliable. Nothing like Blackberry used to be.

    Sometimes it works like a charm - sometimes it doesn't. Which to me is proof that it's not a settings issue or any of that. Something along the lines of how the push mail service communicates via the iPhone is whacky.
  8. youtubin macrumors newbie

    Oct 30, 2013
    I have turned off push. So I check them manually on my iPad/iPhone.

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