Push?? Fetch?? Manual?? Automatic??

Discussion in 'iPad Help' started by Kenworth, May 9, 2019.

  1. Kenworth

    Kenworth
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2010
    Messages:
    190
    Thanks Received:
    10
    Hi all,
    Can someone explain this push vs fetch thing in the e-mail settings area?
    Also has manual, automatic and various times to set. 15min, 1hr and so on.
    Where should it be?
    Thanks......Ken
     
  2. twerppoet

    twerppoet
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Legend II

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    21,347
    Thanks Received:
    7,722
    Push: If your account supports it, then whenever your email server receives an email for you, it will notify your device so that it can be download. It’s called push, because the server pushes the email to you instead of waiting for you to look for it.

    Fetch: Your device periodically checks the server to see if you have new emails, and downloads them. The time settings control how often new email is fetched; 15 min, 30 min, 1 hr, etc.

    Manual: Email is checked and downloaded when you open your mail app, or when you force a refresh/check in your mail app. If you have both Push and Fetch turned off, then email is only checked with the app open.

    Automatic: I’m not certain, but it is probably a variation of Fetch, where email is checked more or less frequently depending on whether you are on a local wi-fi network and/or the time of day.

    In practice; if you need to know about new important emails throughout the day, then Push is the fastest. Next best is a short Fetch time. If you choose Manual, you won’t know you have new email until you open your mail app.
     
  3. Kenworth

    Kenworth
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2010
    Messages:
    190
    Thanks Received:
    10
    Thanks for the info twerppoet. I’ve checked google and even there couldn't do get a definite conclusion about “automatic”. Getting e- mails so all is well anyway.....Ken
     
  4. Aerofly

    Aerofly
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2014
    Messages:
    169
    Thanks Received:
    143
    When I set ‘Automatic’ on my iPhone XR, a note comes up to say mail will be fetched when ‘on power’ and ‘on wifi’.
     
  5. twerppoet

    twerppoet
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Legend II

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    21,347
    Thanks Received:
    7,722
    Looks like I was half right. Auto means the iPad only Fetches data when it’s on Wi-Fi and connected to power. It’s basically a power saving mode.

    50BEB5A9-67A4-4F71-B874-459528CA79F7.png
     
  6. twerppoet

    twerppoet
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Legend II

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2011
    Messages:
    21,347
    Thanks Received:
    7,722
    Yep. I think I was editing my screenshot when you posted this; so I doubled.
     
  7. Aerofly

    Aerofly
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2014
    Messages:
    169
    Thanks Received:
    143
    Snap
     

Share This Page