Push vs fetch for email

Spink10

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Nov 3, 2011
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Push - constantly checking for new emails - instant
Fetch - you determine how often it checks - 15 mins / 30 mins / 1 hr / manual - not instant

Push takes more battery life / data
 

The Game 161

macrumors Core
Dec 15, 2010
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UK
Push - constantly checking for new emails - instant
Fetch - you determine how often it checks - 15 mins / 30 mins / 1 hr / manual - not instant

Push takes more battery life / data
pretty much but depends how many e-mails you get each day.
 

Xrayeyes1502

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Sep 29, 2012
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I'm on the new 5 and had email set to push, I wouldn't get email until hours after, the moment I set it to fetch, three email went through that were over an hour late. Any thoughts?
 

The Game 161

macrumors Core
Dec 15, 2010
21,545
11,197
UK
I'm on the new 5 and had email set to push, I wouldn't get email until hours after, the moment I set it to fetch, three email went through that were over an hour late. Any thoughts?
happened to me quite a few times..alot of it is down to who the e-mail is with. Yahoo for example i have had some issues with.
 
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