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    jaguar11's Avatar
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    Default how much does push email affect battery life?

    my question is this: if i have 3 email accounts with push, does it change the battery life if i have push "on" on only 1 account or all 3 accounts? thanks
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    i think that there are two different camps on push vs fetch as far as battery is concerned. the first says that push will drain your battery, the second says that fetch is worse. i'm of the opine that push is better for your battery as the phone is only getting email information when it is sent to it by the server. when the mail is set to fetch, its gonna check for mail at whatever interval you have regardless of if there is mail there or not. now i suppose the other side is that if you get lots and lots of push email, then it could drain faster as its always getting something pushed to you as opposed to just getting it all at one time. personally , coming from blackberry, to me push is the way to go. i really like having it.
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    Allyson Kazmucha's Avatar
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    I never really noticed a difference between push and fetch. Well, maybe a little, but nothing staggering. I guess I'm in the camp that thinks push is a bit better. Your phone isn't constantly checking the server.

    But, on the other hand, if you only fetch every 2 hours or so, then it may improve your battery life, but if you're fetching every 15 minutes, fetch is worse.

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