Why is the auto-check setting for mail not on my iPhone?

Chessh2036

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The setting where you can pick how often iPhone checks your mail is not on my phone, its supposed to be the first one there.

Where is it?
 

gcvt

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#2
It's not in Settings-->Mail-->Auto-Check (under Messages)?
 

Chessh2036

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can someone please explain to this me?
 

thinkart

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on the home screen look for "settings" which has the gears icon (3rd row last icon). click it
right below "general" is "mail" (8th icon down). click it
then under messages "auto-check" is the 1st option. click it
then you will have the option for:
manual
every 15 min
every 30 min
every hour
now pick one and it will work
:laugh2:
 

Chessh2036

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on the home screen look for "settings" which has the gears icon (3rd row last icon). click it
right below "general" is "mail" (8th icon down). click it
then under messages "auto-check" is the 1st option. click it
then you will have the option for:
manual
every 15 min
every 30 min
every hour
now pick one and it will work
:laugh2:
auto check isn't even there for me, do I have to be connected to wifi for that option? Like the first choice is " show"
 

captain4004

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auto check isn't even there for me, do I have to be connected to wifi for that option? Like the first choice is " show"
Being connected to wifi has nothing to do with that setting, in Mail you should see:

Accounts
(2 tabs)

Messages
(6 tabs) and the first tab is the Auto-Check option

If this section is not on your phone the you need to return your phone for another one.
 

Chessh2036

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Being connected to wifi has nothing to do with that setting, in Mail you should see:

Accounts
(2 tabs)

Messages
(6 tabs) and the first tab is the Auto-Check option

If this section is not on your phone the you need to return your phone for another one.
yeah, I only have 5 tabs
 

Chessh2036

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could it be because im using yahoo mail? LIke when i get new mail it DOES show up, but the option to check every 5, 15, 60 minutes isn't there
 

Marksman

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could it be because im using yahoo mail? LIke when i get new mail it DOES show up, but the option to check every 5, 15, 60 minutes isn't there
I think yahoo pushes mail so you don't need to check it. They may have it not there for Yahoo!
 

TrippalHealicks

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could it be because im using yahoo mail? LIke when i get new mail it DOES show up, but the option to check every 5, 15, 60 minutes isn't there
Yahoo uses IMAP Push email. You don't need it to check for email. It's sent to your phone instantly.
 

comncense

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Do you have to enter in the IMAP settings in order to take advantage of the push email for Yahoo. Even on my Yahoo account i still see the auto check for "manual, 15, 30, hour"
 

itsabouttime

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I think yahoo pushes mail so you don't need to check it. They may have it not there for Yahoo!
That's correct, with yahoo, your e-mail is automatically sent to the phone so there is no need for the phone to go check the server at regular intervals. Yahoo is the only provider that has this option.