Push or Fetch?

scottjf8

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For account types that you can do either, which do you do?

In my discussions with a Genius at Apple Store here in Plano yesterday, they told me to turn PUSH ON and set Fetch to Manual. (I have 3 accounts - Exchange and MobileMe support Push, my home IMAP doesn't.)

They said the 15 minute fetch set like I had (even though I have push ON) is what is draining my battery.

Do you agree?
 

snverhallen

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For account types that you can do either, which do you do?

In my discussions with a Genius at Apple Store here in Plano yesterday, they told me to turn PUSH ON and set Fetch to Manual. (I have 3 accounts - Exchange and MobileMe support Push, my home IMAP doesn't.)

They said the 15 minute fetch set like I had (even though I have push ON) is what is draining my battery.

Do you agree?
I was always under the impression that PUSH was a big battery drainer, and Fetch not so much.

snverhallen
 

showguy

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My position is that push is a battery saver! why, because it will only engage the email cycle when it has a job to do. Unlike fetch that will go out and check for mail whether you have it or not.