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Push comes to shove!!!!!
What is this"push" you all talk about. Gmail doesn't have it yahoo does. What's the difference between fetch and push. I have an gmail account and a yahoo account I don't seem to notice any difference. What does push do? I need to be enlightened.
- 08-12-2009, 07:03 AM #2
There is lots of info on this, on this forum.
But, simply put:
Fetch - your iPhone checks your account every X minutes for new data
PUSH - as soon as new data hits your account, whether it be email etc, it's delivered to your iPhone.
Downside to PUSH, is battery life. Since it's an open tunnell, 24/7/365 (unless you turn PUSH off, or the iPhone off)...
- 08-12-2009, 08:52 AM #3
Now this can differ depending on the amount of email you receive during your day. So in all honesty it depends.
Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 08-12-2009 at 09:04 AM.
- 08-12-2009, 09:05 AM #4
It does depend greatly. Push notifications coupled with a fetch IMAP (Gmail) offers the best battery life setup w/out the loss of instant notification imho. That is why I mentioned PushMail. I have no affiliation with anyone or anything - I just know what works. Give it a shot, you will be pleasantly surprised. Battery life is at a premium on all iPhones, so this is pertinent and deserving of not being deleted.
- 08-12-2009, 11:36 AM #5