If your email takes too long to reach your iPhone, or loads only when you open the Email app, your email account may be using Fetch to receive new messages. However, switching to push can significantly speed up email delivery.
Read on to learn about Push and what you can do to activate Push with your iPhone and iPad email accounts.
What is iPhone Push?
Push is a data delivery mechanism that maintains an open channel between your iPhone and your mail server. When your email account receives a new message, the server immediately “pushes” that message to your iOS device.
Fetch, on the other hand, uses the iPhone to “fetch” new data. Request new mail from the mail server once every 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, etc. according to the fetch schedule. This often results in significant delays and misses important messages. If you want to receive your email immediately, consider switching your email account from Fetch to Push.
Push requires IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol). If you want to manually add an email account to your iPhone, be sure to select IMAP over POP during the setup procedure.
Nonetheless, the Apple Mail app in Stock does not support push for all email service providers. For example, if you’re using a Gmail account, you don’t have the option to enable push. However, you can use the service provider’s client app to mitigate email push-compatible account issues. For example, the Gmail app for iOS.
Push vs. Fetch: Impact on iPhone Battery
Aside from real-time email delivery, pushes have a longer battery life than fetches because the iPhone doesn’t have to actively check for new emails. Instead, it’s the mail server that does the tedious work.
However, suppose you always receive a large amount of email. In that case, the push can adversely affect battery life and even act as a distraction due to the notification alerts that illuminate the lock screen. Receiving email notifications silently or falling back to a slower fetch schedule can help you avoid that.
Enable email account push on iPhone
Assuming your iPhone Mail app supports pushing your email account, follow these steps to activate it.
1. Open your iPhone setting App. If you can’t find it, swipe down on the home screen to search.
2. Scroll down the list of settings and tap Post Access your email settings.
When you activate push, you will receive a push notification immediately every time you receive a new email. If you’ve set up silent notifications for your email app, don’t forget to check your iPhone’s Notification Center. To allow email notifications and manage them on your iPhone, go to the following URL: setting >> >> Post >> >> notification..
Set an email account acquisition schedule
If your email account doesn’t support push, consider using a dedicated email provider app (such as Gmail or Yahoo Mail).
Or switch to the fastest fetch configuration.To do this, go to setting >> >> Post >> >> account >> >> Get new data Scroll to the bottom of the screen.Then tap Every 15 minutes..