Should I enable push for emails?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Longhorn41, Jun 25, 2010.

  1. Longhorn41 macrumors newbie

    Jun 25, 2010
    If so, do I need to set fetch to manually, or every 30 minutes or so? Thanks for any feedback on this.
  2. maf2k8 macrumors 6502

    Jul 14, 2009
    I could be wrong on this but pretty sure this is how it works....

    PUSH will PUSH email to your phone instantly...but Gmail doesn't have push for the iPhone so you have to use Exchange....

    Fetch means your iPhone will CHECK for mail every 15-30-hour ( whichever you set it for ) or manual is whenever you open the email app it will then check for mail.

    When you enable push with your Gmail account on the iPhone, the only thing it pushes is contacts, calendar, notes ( not email )

    So if you want true PUSH with Gmail, set up your account thru Exchange but keep in mind youll only be able to have 1 Gmail account to push ( not multiple )

    someone please correct me if i am wrong.
  3. bowlerman625 macrumors 68020


    Jun 17, 2009
    Chicago, IL area
  4. CheesePuff macrumors 6502

    Sep 3, 2008
    Southwest Florida, USA
    I always used to use Push for my MobileMe e-mail but with the iPhone 4 I decided to try it a day with Push and a day with manually check every 15 minutes and I have noticed a difference in battery life, enough so to use the 15 minute updates and if I'm really waiting for an e-mail instantly I'll just keep the Mail app open.
  5. joefrank64k macrumors 6502


    Feb 12, 2008
    You can push with gmail

    You can enable push with gmail. I use it all the time. You set-up a Microsoft Exchange account.

    Here's the step-by-step from Google:

    With this set-up, you get wireless sync of your e-mail, contacts, and calendar. I've got it set-up on my iPhone 4 and iPad and it works great!

    And the best part is that it's free.
  6. Peruvian macrumors regular


    Jun 10, 2006
    I tried my using google with exchange and it keeps asking for a exchange password?
  7. Chetoc230 macrumors member

    Apr 11, 2010
    hotmail had exchange support (beta) a couple weeks back. they took the support for it down though. they're scheduled release for exchange (push support) via iphone should be active by mid july.

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