Seriously Drained Battery w/ Mail Hack

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by brn2ski00, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. brn2ski00 macrumors 68020


    Aug 16, 2007

    Just a quick heads up, but when I recently performed a hack to check for mail every minute, my battery life went from 3 days to less than a day! So unless you are charging your iPhone every night and not talking on it at all, then I don't recommend simulating "push" email on the iPhone just yet.

    The hack can be done by editing the mobilemail.plist file and changing the AutoFetchInterval.


    Side Note: I did find this pretty cool signature hack. Its actually really neat when done correctly:
  2. jeffmc macrumors 6502

    Sep 21, 2007
    haha well yeah, what did you think was going to happen?
  3. brn2ski00 thread starter macrumors 68020


    Aug 16, 2007
    Not sure to be honest. I was really hoping that it wouldn't be so poor, but I was proven otherwise. IMO, this feature needs to be implemented.
  4. stevin macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2008
    Honestly... I think that horrible battery life isn't the biggest issue...

    Every time you check email it takes something like 10-15 seconds... so basically everybody that calls you gets a 45 second window.. or gets sent to vmail. I don't know how apple plans to implement push, but I doubt they'll be able to make edge blow any less....

    On a side note... this obviously wouldn't be the case if you are using wifi.. and i guess it also makes an argument that the release of push style mail fetching may coincide with a 3g iphone

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