fetch manuually?

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

  1. ltn macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2009
    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

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    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 regular


    Jan 4, 2009
    Brooklyn, NY
    fetching manually means the phone will not fetch mail at all until you launch the mail app.
  4. ltn thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 10, 2009
    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

    Jan 18, 2009
    Dover, DE
    Correct, when you launch mail it will grab and update your emails.
  6. Unnamed1 macrumors member

    Oct 4, 2005
    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?

  7. TwiceNightly macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2008
    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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