1. moontune's Avatar
    I wonder is someone here can help a little. I was always a Blackberry guy and it took me a long time to change over to Apple. I have had an Apple 6s now for a while and its ok.
    My question is that I have to get emails fast and respond quickly through work and I find my phone is slow. I am with Telus but find other phones seem to be quicker. Any suggestions will be much appreciated before I switch phones again? Thanks
    02-15-2016 08:23 AM
  2. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    Does your email service support push notifications? If so, do you have it set up? If not, you can decrease the time increment used to fetch new email. These settings can both be adjusted under Settings > Mail, Contacts, Calendars > Fetch New Data.
    02-15-2016 08:32 AM
  3. moontune's Avatar
    I tried doing that and the emails still come in slow. Thanks for your help.I need to get email through work very quickly and the 6s is very slow.
    02-16-2016 07:58 AM
  4. scruffypig's Avatar
    I tried doing that and the emails still come in slow. Thanks for your help.I need to get email through work very quickly and the 6s is very slow.
    Email totally depends on how fast the email server is and not the computer or device receiving the email. It can take 30 minutes or even longer for emails to go through depending on a whole variety of Internet conditions. Email isn't an instant message.
    Last edited by scruffypig; 02-17-2016 at 12:08 AM.
    02-16-2016 08:56 AM
  5. Sherry_B's Avatar
    I tried doing that and the emails still come in slow. Thanks for your help.I need to get email through work very quickly and the 6s is very slow.

    Does it make a difference weather your on WiFi or not? It's going to depend on how decent the connection is between your phone and the mail server. Perhaps there is someone in your office who also has the 6s. You can compare mail settings between your phone and theirs.
    02-16-2016 04:49 PM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    If it's fetch, do you have it set to every 15 minutes? Gmail is fetch.
    02-16-2016 06:15 PM
  7. xanadome's Avatar
    It depends on which email client you are using. Ever since Google dropped its synchronization with Apple email a few (or more?) years ago, the only way to get gmail in push is to jailbreak your phone. As Ledsteplin is posting, if you are using gmail, the Apple mail only "fetch" it (takes time), not push (instant) it.
    Otherwise, I experiment quite a number of email apps, and right now, and surprisingly, Outlook gives me a consistent and reliable push notification.
    I never thought in million years I would use Outlook, but it does work very well for iPhone.
    Other email clients with push notification, such as Boxer, Spark and many others work well in my experience.
    02-16-2016 06:33 PM
  8. Sherry_B's Avatar
    I'm confused. My phone is not jailbroken, but when I send myself emails on my PC from Gmail, they show up instantly on my iPhone.
    02-16-2016 08:06 PM
  9. Rob Phillips's Avatar
    I'm confused. My phone is not jailbroken, but when I send myself emails on my PC from Gmail, they show up instantly on my iPhone.
    Are you using the Gmail app? Gmail will still push to their own app but they've long abandoned push to the stock Mail app. There was a workaround for a while but they closed that loophole a while back.
    02-16-2016 08:33 PM
  10. xanadome's Avatar
    I'm confused. My phone is not jailbroken, but when I send myself emails on my PC from Gmail, they show up instantly on my iPhone.
    Oh, sorry to have confused you. I was talking in terms of "Apple Mail" client not pushing gmails. I mentioned jailbreaking as it is one of the few, if not the only, ways to get gmails pushed in Apple Mail.
    Most other mail clients push most of mails, including gmail, just fine.

    And I was not quite sure what specifically the OP was complaining about, be it a slow push compared with others, or he was only "fetching" whatever kind of mail he is using.
    02-16-2016 09:59 PM
  11. moontune's Avatar
    I am using Hotmail and the settings are at push so I presume that is the faster setting now.
    02-17-2016 10:39 AM
  12. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Oh, sorry to have confused you. I was talking in terms of "Apple Mail" client not pushing gmails. I mentioned jailbreaking as it is one of the few, if not the only, ways to get gmails pushed in Apple Mail.
    Most other mail clients push most of mails, including gmail, just fine.

    And I was not quite sure what specifically the OP was complaining about, be it a slow push compared with others, or he was only "fetching" whatever kind of mail he is using.
    When you say Apple mail... do you mean the default mail app that comes with the iPhone?
    02-17-2016 10:53 AM
  13. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Are you using the Gmail app? Gmail will still push to their own app but they've long abandoned push to the stock Mail app. There was a workaround for a while but they closed that loophole a while back.

    I'm using the default email app that came with the phone. I've tried tons of others but I just don't like them as much (plus I can't set up my "You've Got Mail" sound lol).
    02-17-2016 10:54 AM
  14. xanadome's Avatar
    When you say Apple mail... do you mean the default mail app that comes with the iPhone?
    Yes.

    I used to like it. It also accommodates system font size change...
    But when it no longer pushes gmail, I had to use other mail client (or jail break, which is "Push for Gmail" that worked very well).
    A few workarounds are available but I decided to use other programs. Another reason I left the default Apple Mail app was no quick access to All Mail, or Archives. It only save a few nano seconds but.... :-)
    02-17-2016 12:42 PM
  15. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Yes.

    I used to like it. It also accommodates system font size change...
    But when it no longer pushes gmail, I had to use other mail client (or jail break, which is "Push for Gmail" that worked very well).
    A few workarounds are available but I decided to use other programs. Another reason I left the default Apple Mail app was no quick access to All Mail, or Archives. It only save a few nano seconds but.... :-)

    I'm using the default mail app, and have all of my gmail accounts added to it. My emails come in right away. Today for example, I had to add a new credit card to about 8 different places. With each site right after the change my phone's mail tone would say "You've Got Mail!". My 6s is stock, never been jailbroken.

    I wonder if I inadvertently did the work-around, without knowing it was a work-around?

    Doubt it makes a difference, but I've had my original gmail account since it was in beta and invite only.
    02-17-2016 02:33 PM
  16. xanadome's Avatar
    I'm using the default mail app, and have all of my gmail accounts added to it. My emails come in right away. Today for example, I had to add a new credit card to about 8 different places. With each site right after the change my phone's mail tone would say "You've Got Mail!". My 6s is stock, never been jailbroken.

    I wonder if I inadvertently did the work-around, without knowing it was a work-around?

    Doubt it makes a difference, but I've had my original gmail account since it was in beta and invite only.
    Hm, that's new to me, but I also have been wrong many times in the past.
    I have been using gmail, among others, since its incarnation and cannot simply change it (i.e., got stuck with it :-).
    The default iOS Mail app says that gmails are fetched, not pushed, and that's been my understanding in the last several years. The shortest time you can set for gmail fetch is 15 minutes. If in practice, the app would fetch it almost instantly, then I might revert back to the default Mail app, but I do not think so.
    Or, are you talking about the desktop Mail app all along?
    02-17-2016 03:46 PM
  17. Sherry_B's Avatar
    Hm, that's new to me, but I also have been wrong many times in the past.
    I have been using gmail, among others, since its incarnation and cannot simply change it (i.e., got stuck with it :-).
    The default iOS Mail app says that gmails are fetched, not pushed, and that's been my understanding in the last several years. The shortest time you can set for gmail fetch is 15 minutes. If in practice, the app would fetch it almost instantly, then I might revert back to the default Mail app, but I do not think so.
    Or, are you talking about the desktop Mail app all along?

    The iPhone mail app (my gaming/business PC is Windows). The top one is set to Push, but next to all of the gmail accounts it says Fetch. Looks like I have it set to Hourly.

    I remember in the beginning when I got the phone I set up Outlook mail and set up the gmail pop settings somewhere in the phone's settings. I would imagine that's still there even though I uninstalled Outlook mail. Would that make a difference?
    02-17-2016 03:59 PM
  18. xanadome's Avatar
    I would imagine that's still there even though I uninstalled Outlook mail. Would that make a difference?
    No, I do not think so, if you remove the app entirely.
    But you might be getting the push notification for some other apps (such as gmail etc) that you installed, and unknowingly left it toggled on in the notification setting. You can usually tell which program is pulling emails by looking at small icon in the notification.
    There are many email client apps for iOS that push mails superbly, but I found most, if not all, of them show very tiny font. Outlook displays messages in quite readable font size even though I do not think it's tied to the Apple's system font.

    Mystery deepens, LOL
    02-17-2016 06:54 PM

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