Findmyphone/Push question here....Please explain...

fuzion11

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Sep 24, 2008
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I have enabled findmyphone for my new iPhone 6...my question is, I have disabled push in the mail,contact,calenders tab, in the settings app. I have selected "fetch" in the iCloud tab under mail,contacts,calenders...so does Push need to be turned on to accurately use findmyphone if it were lost, or while fetch be just fine and do the trick?

Please explain...thanks!
 

Tyler23

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Dec 2, 2010
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Atlanta, GA
I have enabled findmyphone for my new iPhone 6...my question is, I have disabled push in the mail,contact,calenders tab, in the settings app. I have selected "fetch" in the iCloud tab under mail,contacts,calenders...so does Push need to be turned on to accurately use findmyphone if it were lost, or while fetch be just fine and do the trick?

Please explain...thanks!
I'm confused as to why you think your Email settings are in any way related to Find my iPhone?

With Find My iPhone turned on, you can use another device linked to your account to find your iPhone in the event that it is lost or stolen. It can track location (as long as the phone is on), as well as allow you to send a message to the device.

It is not involved with Email, so your email settings will not affect Find My iPhone.
 

SundayDuffer

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Jun 25, 2011
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I dont think they have anything to do with each others.
Findmyphone on so that you can use your iDevice to see where your phone is.
Push "on" just means the phone is automatically trying to refresh your mailboxes to push new mail/data to your box constantly.
Fetch is like Push but at an interval.
Both push and fetch eats up your battery juice. I set mine to manual.
 
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