What do you use for e-mail- Push or fetch?

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Do you use e-mail on your iphone 4s?

  1. I always use push

    40 vote(s)
    56.3%
  2. I use fetch to 1 hour

    12 vote(s)
    16.9%
  3. I use fetch to 30 minutes

    6 vote(s)
    8.5%
  4. Just get my e-mail manually as it hurts battery life having it on

    13 vote(s)
    18.3%
  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

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    #1
    Wondering who here uses push e-mail or fetch? Or if you avoid push or fetch as battery life on your 4s isn't good enough to make your phone last.
     
  2. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020

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    push will drain more battery... the people that use it either aren't worried about battery life or they need their e-mails on their phone as soon as they are received.

    Fetch saves battery, but you are not going to get new e-mails until you either manually fetch or if your phone is set to fetch at set intervals (every 2 hrs for example)

    Not like there is a right or wrong option, just depends on your needs.
     
  3. vaugha macrumors regular

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    #3
    Definitely push. Battery hasn't been an issue as I carry a port. ext. battery around always.
     
  4. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Nope. Push is more efficient as the server only pushes email as it arrives. Pull can use less power but only for really long polling intervals. For short polling intervals you're wasting power every time you poll the server and there's no new mail. My battery life isn't impacted by my push email.
     
  5. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020

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    really, so why does apple recommend disabling push e-mail if you are trying to conserve battery.... :rolleyes:
     
  6. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    Depends on how much email you get. If you get a lot, push will use a lot of battery. Polling will pull several emails in each session, and save energy.

    If you only get 3-4 emails a day, polling will use some power every interval (hour, half-hour, whatever) - whereas push will use power only the 3-4 times you get messages.

    I think Apple is "assuming" that most people average one or more email messages per polling interval, in which case polling would save power.
     
  7. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020

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    if you only get a few e-mails a day i doubt you'd be polling every 30 minutes, or even every hour.
     
  8. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    What would you class alot? Anything over 20?
     
  9. MrRon macrumors regular

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    Push too frequent really kills the battery life... and I don't want the phone keep blinking while in the meeting
     
  10. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040

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    As a WAG I'd say a lot more than that, maybe 100. But that's just a guess.

    Personally I use push & the battery life is more than adequate for my needs.

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    Just because you don't get many messages, doesn't mean you don't want them to be timely. No sense getting the email saying "Do you want to meet for lunch" 3 hours late, after lunch is over.
     
  11. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020

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    haha very true, something tells me if you don't get many e-mails though, you're not likely to get small ones asking about attending lunch in 30 minutes. I think most people would use a text message in this instance, but I see your point.
     
  12. bjb.butler macrumors 6502a

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    #12
    The effects of Push vs Fetch on battery life is *completely* dependent on:
    a) the amount of email being pushed throughout the day
    b) the frequency of the fetching intervals

    Please do not misinform people with your misinformation.

    I personally use push because I need to get emails timely AND I am concerned with battery life. I get less than 100 per day, but I want them ASAP. If I had fetch set up for 15 minutes, it would be polling the server way too often, and it might be doing that every 15 minutes for hours, when I dont even have new emails on the server to be downloaded.
     
  13. bjb.butler macrumors 6502a

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  14. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020

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    ya as we have discussed, if you get 5 emails a day and try fetching every 15 mins it's going to waste more battery. In pretty much every normal usage scenario, push uses more battery than fetch. If you are not a heavy email user you are not likely to be fetching every 15 minutes, and as long as you average an email per fetch you are using the same amount of power as push so basically if you get ~10 e-mails a day, there is probably no difference. If you get 500 emails a day, push will waste more battery. If you get 1 email a day, it will save you a little unless you are set to manually fetch.
     
  15. bjb.butler macrumors 6502a

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    #15
    Your claims about battery usage / power draw are incorrect. But I've already explained this, so there's no point in talking to a wall. Maybe you need to do more research :rolleyes:

    Adios
     
  16. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    Push. I have never seen this affect my battery in anyway. WiFi is also on when available and push everything else.
     
  17. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Anybody turn off push when at home? I do when I have my iPad with me
     
  18. pdqgp macrumors 68020

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    I manually retrieve email. Doing otherwise is letting someone else control your actions and day. No thanks. My people know as a Director I check email 1-2 times in the morning and 1-2 times in the afternoon.

    I selectively respond during those times to emails that need quicker attention. Otherwise, I do the bulk of my replies on the second checking of messages.
     
  19. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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