fetch manuually?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ltn, Feb 16, 2009.

  1. ltn macrumors member

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    I am trying to conserve battery and noticed my fetch setting was set to manual already which is fine. I just wanted to know what manually fetching means. Do I have to log into my email before it is updated? Thanks.
     
  2. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

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    It means that when you launch the mail application, it then logs in and checks for new e-mail.

    It will never check any other time.

    This is the best battery life you can get from Mail, assuming you're not checking constantly.
     
  3. KarmaRocket macrumors member

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    fetching manually means the phone will not fetch mail at all until you launch the mail app.
     
  4. ltn thread starter macrumors member

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    Gotcha thanks guys. Also for Yahoo I guess it is a push type of mail but I turned that off. So that means that it will only update when I log in as well? Thanks again.
     
  5. rednano74 macrumors member

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    Correct, when you launch mail it will grab and update your emails.
     
  6. Unnamed1 macrumors member

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    What is the difference between fetch and fetch manual then? I am still slightly unclear on this?

    I assumed fetch meant you just launched the program and would do it yourself? It's not push so what's the difference?

    Thanks
     
  7. TwiceNightly macrumors 6502

    TwiceNightly

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    Push = mails are pushed to you

    Fetch = It will fetch mail automatically for you at set intervals

    Manual = It will check for mail when you open the app
     

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