How do I get it to...
How do I get the my gmail account to automatically update and show that I have a new email. I am coming from a Blackberry and use to it automatically showing you when you have a new email. Currently when I open up my email app it fetches the emails and then updates showing me all of the new emails.
Also how do you close down an app? Do you double tap the home screen and then hold the icon and hit the red circle. Should you do this each time to cut down on the amount of apps running at one time and save battery life?
Thanks for all of your help.
- 02-08-2011, 12:20 PM #2
You'll have to set gmail up as exchange to get push email ( like what you had with the BB ).
Most apps do not run in the background and really take up processor cycles. Some will stay resident in memory so they don't have to completely re-load if you re-open them, but most ( except streaming music & GPS apps ) won't actually continually run once you've closed them.
Think of that list of apps more like a recently used list rather than what is running in the background.
- 02-08-2011, 12:24 PM #3
Don't worry about closing down apps. They don't affect performance nor battery life. This is why Apple made it this way, so the user doesn't have to worry about managing it. I know I hated having to micromanage every feature of Android to save battery life.
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