Push or fetch

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by maddog91, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. maddog91 macrumors regular

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    Which one is better? I kinda care about battery life, but I check my email a lot during the day. One is my gmail, the other is my school email (windows live is school,gmail is personal.)
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    If you don't care about battery, then Push is better since mail arrives instantly.
     
  3. maddog91 thread starter macrumors regular

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    How much does it use? since push only works when you have something on the server,correct...I check my mail probably 1-3x an hour..Maybe less maybe more.
     
  4. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Not much, I'd say set everything to push if it's an available option.
     
  5. AlanShutko macrumors 6502a

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    I use push for one address (which very few people know) and fetch manually the rest. That way, when my wife emails me I get it immediately, but general people don't buzz the phone until I want to check email.
     
  6. TLewis macrumors 65816

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    If you use gmail, you can control which pushed messages cause the iPhone to buzz/beep. Just use filters to mark as read any message that you don't want to beep/buzz. This does, of course, assume that your memory is good enough to remember which messages you're already read, but most people shouldn't have a problem with this.
     
  7. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    Fetch for me. One to conserve batt life, 2nd is that it is irritating to have emails coming in 1-2 at a time every now and then. It is disruptive as I feel like I just have to put down everything I am doing to go respond to that email. Now, I just check my mail as and when I feel like it, which can be a few times an hour, or once every 2-3 days.

    Too bad, I have a life too. ;)
     
  8. NWI73 macrumors 6502a

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    Question - when push is set to on, the fetch settings still exist below it. How do you ensure push is on for all email accounts?
     
  9. TLewis macrumors 65816

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    Settings->Mail, Contacts, Calendars->Fetch New Data->Advanced
     
  10. NWI73 macrumors 6502a

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    Ok so I set one of mine to push and the rest to fetch 30 min. Do I have to slide the push slider to ON or does the advanced override that? Little confused.
     
  11. TLewis macrumors 65816

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    I'm not sure, but I think the slider needs to be on (mine is).
     
  12. NWI73 macrumors 6502a

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    I just tested it and yes you need the slider on. It pushes what you have set to push and the fetch schedule is used for what is set to fetch. Pretty cool thanks!
     
  13. cvkai macrumors newbie

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    Question

    If I only receive 3-5 e-mails per day, is 1-hour-fetch still better than push for battery life?
    I use Gmail Exchange (Google Sync): also contacts and calendar, but I rarely include new events/contacts.
     
  14. NWI73 macrumors 6502a

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  15. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Push and battery life isn't so straightforward as many make it out to be. Push is more efficient as the client doesn't waste power polling the server when there's no new mail. If you have really long polling intervals then fetch may be more energy efficient.

    I have push and email alerts and only check when I feel like it. Definitely do whatever works for you.
     
  16. jeremyshaw macrumors 6502

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    It still has to keep a heartbeat signal, about once every 15min, to keep the connection alive.


    Otherwise, I use push for my work account, and manual on all my others. I just remember to check my personal accounts when I finish my work email.
     

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