9 Replies Latest reply: Jun 25, 2010 12:35 PM by Binky73
Alicia J Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Can someone explain to me the difference. I use Gmail. I have no other account listed. If I turn Push off, and then does it fetch? If Fetch is set to manual then why does email still get downloaded to phone? Do I also have to set advanced gmail account as manual?

Intel P450, iPhone OS 3.1.3, Windows XP SP3 Hm
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (93,720 points)
    Push accounts automatically deliver new information to iPhone when new information appears on the server (some delays may occur). When Push is off, and with accounts that don’t support push, data can still be fetched—that is, iPhone can check with the server and see if new information is available. Use the Fetch New Data setting to determine how often data is requested.

    Turn Push on:
    Choose “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” > Fetch New Data, then tap to turn Push on.

    Set the interval to fetch data:
    Choose “Mail, Contacts, Calendars” > Fetch New Data, then choose how often you want to fetch data for all accounts.

    Setting Push to OFF or setting Fetch to Manually in the Fetch New Data screen overrides individual account settings.
  • frankwc Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    I have a Gmail account too set up on my iPhone. I recently set up my Gmail account through the Exchange setting on iPhone.... Here are the directions: http://www.google.com/support/mobile/bin/answer.py?answer=138740&topic=14252

    I like it because you get your emails instantaneously, similar to BlackBerry. I actually get them on my iphone before I get them on my Entourage mail program...You can also set it up so you can back up your contacts. Its great because if I add a number it automatically saves the contact to my Gmail account. I recently lost my phone and had to replace it. All i did was re setup the Gmail account through Exchange and all my contacts were there...Your gonna love it
  • Alicia J Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Okay so Push means the emails get delivered to the phone from server automatically. Fetch means the phone has to go to the server to get them. Got it. Now, what I'm trying to do is to conserve battery life, so it needs recharging less frequently.

    So if I have Gmail and only Gmail, I turned push off, and picked fetch data manually. I still get email delivered to the phone without me asking it to fetch. So then I went into advanced and in my Gmail account set it to manually. Is this the correct way of doing it?

    How much of a difference does turning push off generally make (if use of phone stays the same)?

    Message was edited by: Alicia J
  • Alicia J Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thank you for the info. I don't want my contacts in email account on computer to sync with the iPhone, but very interesting info. Good to know about this option.
  • John P. Level 4 Level 4 (1,145 points)
    frankwc wrote:
    I have a Gmail account too set up on my iPhone. I recently set up my Gmail account through the Exchange setting on iPhone.... Here are the directions: http://www.google.com/support/mobile/bin/answer.py?answer=138740&topic=14252


    I, too, use Gmail (via Apps) and you might want to mention there are some 'caveats' to using the service....

    a) it's still in [beta|http://www.google.com/support/mobile/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=139635], and they make no promises or guarantees about it. Plenty of news on [Google's discussions forum|http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/Google+Mobile/label?lid=720615331db 7ea9e&hl=en] as well.

    2) the recent Buzz debacle. There are some privacy implications involved. [1|http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2362014,00.asp], [2|http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/04/02/googlebuzz_outs_andrew_mclaughlincontacts>, and [3|http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704743404575127950282629526.ht ml]

    Not a hater, just a user.
  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (93,720 points)
    Push & fetch will always use more battery than doing everything manually. To conserve battery, turn push off & if you must use fetch, set it for the longest interval you're content with. Another battery eater is keeping 3G on all the time if you aren't using or need a data connection. That's because in weak signal areas, having 3G on will consume battery as it constantly searches for a strong signal.
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (123,370 points)
    Push access for recieved messages with a Gmail account is supported when accessing the account as an Exchange account only.
  • Alicia J Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Okay. I will keep Push off and set fetch to manual, including the advanced setting to manual. I didn't know that about 3G. I will turn it off when the signal is weak.
  • Binky73 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Ok, my settings are all set to manual....push turned off....fetch set to manual, but the server is still sending messages to my account without my fetching it. It's a yahoo account, I have iPhone 3G iOS4. Just started doing this when I updated to iOS4....maybe this is a bug or something, not sure, but it's frustrating!!