What should I use, push or fetch?

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  1. marcin0903 macrumors regular

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    as in thread, what should be better? I want to have as fast as possible notification about email received and also don't want to run both fetch & push, because I want to let my battery last longer ;).
     
  2. Irish Rose macrumors 65816

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    I use fetch, not push, as my battery life is better that way. If I am expecting an important email, I usually turn push back on until I get it. It's really a matter of personal preference though.
     
  3. TBi macrumors 68030

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    Push is the fastest but uses the most battery life.

    Fetch is slower and uses less battery life, the longer the interval the less it uses.

    Manual is the slowest but gives best battery life :)
     
  4. esadb macrumors 65816

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    Id recommend PUSH as push gets it from server. And since your cell has a constant connection using the tower it already has this without any extra battery drain.

    While with fetch its gonna initiate a sequence just go check even tho nothing is there.

    Id say go with Push!
     
  5. marcin0903 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, I decided to go with push, if it will be too much annoying because of battery I will try fetch.
     
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  7. felt. macrumors 6502a

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    My battery went down around 15% overnight using push gmail using exchange, switching to fetch my battery went down 0% overnight
     
  8. marcin0903 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've got AOL mail - anyway I will check out both, and if push will 'eat' lots of battery than I will change to fetch
     
  9. esadb macrumors 65816

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    You must not have it set up right then.
     
  10. drummingcraig macrumors 6502a

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    You need to make sure your email is compatible with the push feature, as it doesn't work with all (most) email accounts. So having it turned on if you can't use it anyway would be a waste of battery.
     
  11. nidserz macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I thought. Regular Gmail isn't push compatible right? Have to set it up through Exchange.
    I don't think my school email is push either... From what I had understood the emails are usually fetch.
     
  12. drummingcraig macrumors 6502a

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    Actually I think Gmail accounts (being IMAP) do work with push. But most POP accounts have to be routed thru an exchange server or forwarded thru a MobileMe account.
     
  13. Armeniandave macrumors 6502

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    I use an app called pushmail.
    All three of my gmail accounts forward to it
    and then it pushes a summary of the message to me.
    I then setup all my email accounts to manual on my phone.
    My battery is minimally impacted.

    I think this is the best compromise.
    I get my emails instantly and if I want
    to go see the rest of the email I just check
    my email and it downloads the rest of the message.
     
  14. TBi macrumors 68030

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    GMail is exchange, i'm using it as exchange on my iPhone.
     
  15. Peterg2 macrumors 6502a

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    Exactly what I use and the developer is extremely responsive. I wish that iOs would support IMAP IDLE but it seems this is never going to happen.
     

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