mobile me not pushing to my iphone when on wifi

Discussion in 'Apple Music, Apple Pay, iCloud, Apple Services' started by domo, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. domo macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2008
    When my iphone is asleep and on wifi my iphone does not get emails. I have tested this out sending emails to myself and I get nothing. When my iphone is on wifi and its not sleeping I get emails but then after 2mins of not getting used it go's to sleep then it stops.

    Is this happening to anybody else? or just me? i have tested this out alot.
  2. nyfinest32 macrumors regular

    Oct 16, 2007
    this is happening to me also. i noticed it this morning, then saw ur post :(
  3. tallyho macrumors 6502a


    Aug 15, 2004
    Weird. It's happening to me too intermittently - sometimes when my phone is across the room and the screen is asleep it does the new mail sound - it's kind of cool when my iMac and my iPhone make the same sound a split second apart from opposite sides of the room! However, I've just tested it now and you're right - it doesn't seem to be receiving push email. Is it different if wifi is off and you're just on 3G?
  4. macDonalds macrumors 6502

    Jun 8, 2007
    I could be wrong here, but I'm pretty sure that when your phone is sleeping, it uses the EDGE network. I say that because every time I wake it up, the EDGE icon is displayed and it takes a couple of seconds before it connects to Wifi.

    I don't think this is a wifi issue.
  5. bbotte macrumors 65816


    Feb 11, 2008
    I'm on WiFi and I am not getting any push e-mail from Mobile Me, I am 20 ft below ground and have "no service" but am connected to my works WiFi. I understand That it will "Fetch" every 15min since that is what it is setup to do. Is that the only way you get push e-mail when you have no service?

    Also why the hell when you set it up does it erase your contacts and stuff, I have a PC and I don't sync my contacts to anything because I have a PC, iTunes just backs them up. Since I have a PC I don't even have a calendar program to sync to, I don't own Office 2007, I am not giving anymore money to MS. Why can't the phone just not upload to the "cloud" my contacts and stuff from my phone? What the hell? This service sucks so far.
  6. domo thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 18, 2008

    Yeah but shouldn't the iphone still get my emails even if its on wifi then goes back to edge while sleeping? If I turn wifi off and use just edge I still get emails push while its sleeping but if I have it on wifi then it gos back to edge while sleeping I don't get nothing. I have all my bars so I know I have good coverage. When I wake my iphone up I see the edge network then it goes back to wifi real fast. Then I just wait to get the email and nothing happens. I have to go to the mail app and push the refresh button all the time. ugh!
  7. sziehr macrumors 6502a

    Jun 11, 2009
    so this is also happening to me. I do not understand it works while the iphone is asleep and keeps the wifi connection for it set time. After that time it goes to a deeper sleep and cuts off the wifi connection and i no longer get push notifications again like you all have posted if i stay on 3g i get push like uber fast i mean i hear send and then i hear the receive chime. I wonder if it is a flaw in the networking stack that is used for push that it does not detect the change in service and thus does not re-ping the server when it changes from wifi to ATT networks. That seems to me to be the most logical cause and a major flaw
  8. SecretNY macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2007
    Yup, I'm having the exact same problem. I was wondering why I had mail on my mail app on the MBP and in the cloud, but not on my Iphone. I just tested the theory. I sent an email from my work server to my home address. The mail went there, synced up to the cloud but not the phone (even with wifi off). I rechecked that push notifications was on. However, if I go into the mail app on the phone, it checks the server fine and then the mail comes in.

    I'm thinking it's a push problem not wifi.

    MobileMe strikes again like deja vu.
  9. SecretNY macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2007
    Okay, so I went to Apple's support and saw to fix push issues, delete the mobileme account and then set it up again. I did it and walla, it works again.

    I hope this isn't a recurring problem.

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