iCloud push?

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  1. UnLiMiTeD558 macrumors 6502a

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    going through some more settings today, I stumbled into the push/fetch settings after noticing my mail app was already updated before I opened it. Since I don’t use my email for work I switched off push and set it to manual, but I’m wondering about iCloud. My iCloud stuff was set to push by default, should I just be leaving it at that or is that going to be a battery drain?
     
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  3. rambo47 macrumors 6502a

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    Push doesn't use significantly more battery power than fetch. In fact, these days it might use less. IIRC, push retrieval is initiated away from your phone, but fetch is initiated by the phone itself. I would think push would be more efficient.
     
  4. UnLiMiTeD558 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Is it even useful to have on for iCloud? I turned it off for my email and set it to manual
     
  5. Feenician macrumors 601

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    If you’re regularly receiving mail to the iCloud account use Push, as it significantly less intensive than timed pull (since it only fetches mail when it receives a small packet saying “hey, there’s mail here. Come get it!”) If you rarely use iCloud mail then set it manual since that will avoid even the lighter activity of Push and will only fetch mail when you go check it.
     
  6. UnLiMiTeD558 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don’t use iCloud email but under that setting it’s saying iCloud Drive and contacts calendar etc.

    But I have the separate section for my iCloud Drive already set up for back up of everything else like photos and contacts etc. So get a little confused how those two setting interact
     
  7. Feenician macrumors 601

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    Yes, that part is weirdly misleading in the interface. You’re talking about this screen, right?

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    No need to worry. If you change setting by tapping iCloud there and changing to “Manual” it will only affect iCloud mail. Your iCloud Drive functionality will not be affected.
     
  8. UnLiMiTeD558 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Awesome, thanks a lot. Exactly what I was getting stumped on lol
     

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