iPhone isn't pushing email as fast as android


macrumors regular
Original poster
Oct 31, 2011
Hey guys I'm wondering if maybe I'm doing something wrong here- I have an iPhone 4s and a Motorola Droid Pro both activated right now. For some reason the iPhone receives emails later than the Droid, anywhere from 5 minutes to a half hour. The droid receives notification the instant my email account receives mail. "Fetch New Data" is set to push, is there anything else I'm missing?

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macrumors 6502a
Jan 7, 2012
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Are you doing this from a GMail account?
GMail doesn't support push email to iPhones unless you set the GMail account up as a Microsoft Exchange account on your iPhone (there's plenty of tutorials out there).

Since your iPhone can't get the emails pushed, it just uses the regular fetch schedule, which is why it'll take longer for the iPhone to get the email.