Push Notifications battery usage?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by PhazonUK, Sep 2, 2010.

  1. PhazonUK macrumors 6502

    Jun 1, 2010
    I was thinking about using Push Notifications, don't currently due to concerns over power consumption.
    So does it matter how many services I have enabled or will it use the same amount of battery regardless of how many push services I have turned on? Also, roughly how much additional battery does Push use over a 12 hour period?

    One more thing, I seemed to have trouble with Push Notifications on my iPad when I was at home. Could this be due to ports not being open as it seemed to work 90% of the time at a friends house...?
  2. B737 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 22, 2008
    Jersey Shore
    it is my understanding that turning a single push notification on under notifications, is the same as having them 'all' on.

    that said, i didnt use notifications to preserve battery on my 3GS... but on my iP4, i use them for beejive, although im sure it uses battery, i still get plenty of usage out of my phone still 8 hours or so.

    i imagine you may not see that big of a hit on your battery as your expecting...
  3. Carlanga macrumors 604


    Nov 5, 2009
    Setting it for one or all will consume the same battery in the overall aspect of having them ON, but of course the more apps you have that use push notifications (PN) the more push notifications you will get and that will drain your battery more since each new notification will be pushed at that specific moment to your device.
  4. Frazer19 macrumors member


    Jul 17, 2010
    Broken Britain
    your iphone will be constantly refreshing your apps with push notifications on the internet which will drain your battery remarkably

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