Push Notification Questions

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by itsme932, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. itsme932 macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2010
    As some of you know, I currently have a HTC Thunderbolt and I am disgusted with how poorly it works. I will be calling Verizon in the coming weeks with complaints, and I'm sure I'll be sent a few certified like new Thunderbolts from them in hopes of trying to keep me with a Thunderbolt that doesn't have any problems. I'm doubting that is going to work and I'm hoping they will finally see how much of a problem the phone really in.

    Anyways, in the mean time, I was thinking of the push notifications I see advertised for the iPhone and wonder how this works, which might be a dumb question. My phone is supposed to push notifications, but that never happens. Does this mean the phone will constantly be searching for data? Won't that kill my battery, especially if I am in an area with poor reception (for example, some rooms in my school have horrible reception)? Just curious how that works.

    Thanks for all of your help! I really appreciate it!
  2. batting1000 macrumors 604

    Sep 4, 2011
    It's not constantly searching, it just comes when there's a notification. It will roll down from the top and you can just let it go away on its own and keep doing what you're doing, or you can click it. Letting it go away puts it into notification center, which is accessed by swiping down from the top.

    On the lock screen, you can hold and swipe the notification to go straight top the app.
  3. ljump12 macrumors 6502

    Jun 10, 2006
    It's not that you have to go an request new changes from the server every X seconds, instead you get a "push" when there's a new update. Think of a push notification like a text message, or a phone call.

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