What mail mode uses more data, 15 min check or push?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by johannnn, Nov 5, 2011.

  1. johannnn macrumors 6502a

    johannnn

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    Hi,

    I am wondering what setup for my gmail account that will use more battery, setting it up as a gmail account and let it check every 15 min, or setting it up as an exchange account and let it push. Does anyone know?

    I guess letting it push puts a need on constantly having a connection open to gmail, I have no idea how this changes the battery time..

    Thanks
     
  2. dotme macrumors 6502a

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    It's been my experience that fetch uses more juice than push.
     
  3. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    Push is more efficient (on any smartphone). Think of it this way, if it polls and there's no new mail then that poll just wasted power. With push, the server pushes new mail as it arrives.
     
  4. jenzjen macrumors 68000

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    Not necessarily, it depends on your own inbound email traffic. If you get 5 emails daily 2 hours apart, push will be more efficient. If you get 200 emails daily, each say 1 minute apart, then push will be worse.
     
  5. johannnn thread starter macrumors 6502a

    johannnn

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    I had a Nokia smartphone where I could monitor my Internet usage carefully. On that phone "push" meant to use ~50kb every 2 min, I guess it just checked every 2 min and call that push.
    Also, as I said, the battery usage of having an extra connection on all the time is not so easy to determine.
     

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