why is mail using 24% of my battery life and what is "background" activity?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by Ckar, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. Ckar, Oct 31, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2014

    Ckar macrumors member

    Nov 14, 2013
    here is the screenshot:

    compare mail with gmail, gmail is my main email app. why is mail taking so much battery life and how can i fix this?
  2. flashflooder macrumors 6502

    Oct 14, 2011
    It's probably downloading all your archived email messages. Does it every time I update to a new OS and takes a while to d/l 15 years' worth of emails.

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