Fetch vs push

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by .Logan, Jan 6, 2011.

  1. .Logan macrumors member

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    For checking mail, what is the difference between fetch and push? Can they both be enabled at the sametime?
     
  2. MacDawg macrumors Core

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    Fetch = your phone goes and gets the mail at predetermined intervals

    Push = mail is sent to you as it arrives
     
  3. Compile 'em all macrumors 601

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    Fetch means your phone initiates the connection to the server to download the emails. Push is the other way round, except this connection is always kept alive. The benefit of push is that you get your emails as soon as they arrive on the server and if you receive not so much emails, it uses less battery than fetch.
     
  4. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    False, push is more of a battery hog than manual fetch.
     

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