Push or Fetch

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jshelton, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. jshelton macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2008
    I have one email account (Gmail) set up on my iPhone. Does PUSH use quite a bit of the battery life?

    Will there be a noticable difference in battery life depending on whether I FETCH every 15 minutes, or leave PUSH on?

    My 3GS battery sucks.
  2. ozzyman500 macrumors 65816

    Feb 4, 2009
  3. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

    Unspoken Demise

    Apr 16, 2009
    Your gmail doesnt have push anyways.
    Mine (gmail) is set to manual.
  4. jackiecanev2 macrumors 65816


    Jul 6, 2007
    Wirelessly posted (BB 8900: BlackBerry8900/ Profile/MIDP-2.0 Configuration/CLDC-1.1 VendorID/301)

    Push is much better than fetch, but gmail should not have a push icon available. Gmail should be fetch only (stupid gmail).
  5. Friscochris macrumors member


    Jul 22, 2009
    Gmail cannot use push at the current time... so yeah go with fetch being that it is your only choice.

    look same 3 answers at the same time... how can 3 people be wrong, right?
  6. jshelton thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2008
    Thanks all! I wasn't even aware that Gmail did not push. Well.

    So how much of a difference will there be between fetch every 15, 30, manual?
  7. Unspoken Demise macrumors 68040

    Unspoken Demise

    Apr 16, 2009
    Fetch. Not push.
    Um, one fetches information every 15 minutes, one fetches every 30 minutes, and one fetches when you open the app. The smaller the interval, the lower battery life you'll have, because the phone is working every 15 minutes instead of when you ask it to.
  8. jshelton thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2008
  9. aneftp macrumors 601

    Jul 28, 2007
    1. Gmail does not have push (as others have stated).

    So if Gmail is your only email, just set it for manual or set it to fetch every 30 minutes or 1 hr if you want your email in realtive time.

    If you have MS exchange or Mobile Me or Yahoo, than you qualify for "push"

    In relation to these push emails, battery life depends on how much emails you are getting.

    If you only get 10-15 emails a day, than push email is much better on your battery life than trying to fetch your email every 15 minutes.

    Now if you get 100 plus emails a day, than push emails will absolutely kill your battery.

    Push leaves a constant data connection so the more data (push emails going through) the more the battery drain.
  10. Interpolation macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2008
    I agree it depends on the amount of emails you get. I set up my exchange server and iphone for push. I was getting roughly around 250 spam emails a day. I found my battery life was being killed, and at the end of the day it would sometimes be in the red. So I changes my spam filter to just delete the spam emails, and my battery life is very good. Roughly the same if not better than when I had fetch set to 15 minutes.

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