Push vs fetch every 15 minutes

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  1. ohdarlingx

    ohdarlingx Member

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    Hi!

    There is a lot of info about the debate on which is best for battery life, but what about data? Also can someone confirm that push is worse for the battery than fetch every 15 minutes by experience?

    I only have 500 mb of data a month, so I wanted to know which setting would use less data in the long run.

    Thanks!
  2. Ezekeel

    Ezekeel New Member

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    Probably depends a lot on the avarage number of emails you get per day.
  3. beeshabo

    beeshabo Active Member

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    If you DON'T have unlimited, I would set it to "Manually", this way YOU control when you receive emails. But like Ezekeel said, it does also depend on how many you get a day....if not very many, than every 15 min should suffice.
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    studangerous Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    Push has the server send you emails without your idevice checking. It's out of your control so if you have limited data it could casue you issues as you'll be sent everything. Fetch is a battery hog as your idevice constantly checks teh server and pulls your emails off. As above, better to fetch manually if you have a limited data plan and don't want to rip your battery charge to shreds.
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