iPhone 4 unread email count slow to update (Badge)

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by sh00t4par, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. sh00t4par macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2010
    I noticed that the unread email badge on the mail app is really slow to update when I read mail from my iMac or iPad. It will show unread emails for quite a long time until I open up mail on my iPhone and then it clears. However when I read the mail first from the phone the message gets marked as read or deleted instantly on the iMac. I am just curious as to why it is so slow updating to the phone and not from the phone if that makes sense. I am coming from Google active sync and the badge count got updated so much faster with it.
  2. supermac1 macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2009
    Same here. Answer anyone?
  3. sh00t4par thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 24, 2010
    I switched back to Google and the badge clears almost instantly going both ways. I just wanted to finally try MobileMe and see what it was all about. I can't see continuing on after my trial is up when Google does the same thing better and for free. So before I totally give up on MM I just want to make sure I am not doing something wrong or maybe the service has just been flaky lately. There must be a reason people pay for MM right?
  4. supermac1 macrumors regular

    Jun 22, 2009
    I skipped the trial (for complicated reasons) and am thinking that wasn’t a great idea. The whole mobileme thing seems shady, like a scam. And I'm hesitant to transfer everything to that email, and then lose access in a year if I can't pay or something.
  5. garethjs macrumors 6502a

    Nov 11, 2008
    The badge count on iDevices only get updated when a new event is pushed to mail.

    The read status of an email is not pushed to iDevices. Only mail.app on the mac gets mail pushed and pulled.

    It's been this way since day the launch of MobileMe.

    I can only assume this is to save battery by disabling the amount of pushes.

    MobileMe is great. To me the only 2 things that need to be added are: Updated mail badge counts and Calender Invites.

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