Mail Push setting in IOS 10

Discussion in 'iOS 10' started by Benz63amg, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. Benz63amg macrumors 68000

    Benz63amg

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    so in iOS 9 and prior versions of iOS there was a Push setting for Mail that I would always turn off to preserve battery as I don't my email to be constantly fetched until I manually check , I can't find such a setting in iOS 10, where is the setting?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Settings > Mail > Accounts > Fetch New Data
     
  3. Benz63amg thread starter macrumors 68000

    Benz63amg

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    Thank you, there is also an iCloud fetch set info that could be set to fetch or manual, I only have iCloud enabled for contacts, what implication would setting iCloud to manual have? Would newly added contacts not update from the phone to iCloud unless I do what? I mean for mail it's obvious how to manually fetch but not too sure about setting he iCloud setting to Manual
     
  4. Coupz macrumors regular

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    In my testing I've seen that push uses less battery for my mail account then fetch. So I've changed that setting to push almost a year ago.
     
  5. KALLT macrumors 601

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    The fetch settings apply to contacts as well. You can manually fetch contacts by dragging the contact list down.
     
  6. Benz63amg thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Oh I see, when I open the cotacts app and push down to fetch it basically fetches to iCloud just like I fetch to get new email in the mail app, gotcha

    And regarding what coupz said above , I mean I don't know how using Push can use less battery logically speaking I just know that in the past I always turned Push off as I don't need my iPhone constantly checking for mail unless I want to
     
  7. Coupz macrumors regular

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    I don't get that many mails and I've tested both settings for couple weeks and with fetch my iPhone 6 used more battery (percentage on battery section in settings).
     
  8. KALLT macrumors 601

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    It depends on your email activity. Push can be more efficient if you do not receive that many emails. The problem with push is not just the persistent connection to the push server, but the fact that the phone will attempt to download emails as they come in. A fetch rotation gives the phone the opportunity to combine the activity into a single session. If you receive lots of emails, both push and fetch can be huge waste of energy. You’d just have to estimate your email activity or test the energy usage. If you only receive a few emails a day, push is definitely an option.
     
  9. Benz63amg thread starter macrumors 68000

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    But don't forget I'm not setting fetch to fetch mail every x amount of minutes, I'm setting it to Manual so it doesn't check for messages entirely until I tell it to do I think this will save some battery for sure
     
  10. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Well, push doesn't constantly check for mail, it's basically the opposite of that where the device doesn't check for it (which is fetch) and simply gets notified if and when there's something new. So if you get a lot of mail a lot of the time then push could be working a lot and fetch or just manual would be better, otherwise push could be better.
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    Yeah, manual would generally be better overall short of you checking it all very often.
     

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