Email Sync/Download frequencySupport


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  1. hoopsdavis

    hoopsdavis Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm curious to know what schedule everyone is using to sync/download email, and if you notice battery improvement with less frequent syncing.
     

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    hoopsdavis Member This Topic's Starter

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    No feedback. Just trying to compare my settings with others.

    I have mine set to check email hourly.
     
  3. watzone69

    watzone69 Well-Known Member

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    Mine was set to the 15 minute default. Battery life was so-so. I am setting it to hourly now and see if there is an improvement.
     
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    hoopsdavis Member This Topic's Starter

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    I've had it set to an hour and and I'm getting about 8 hours out of it. but I think there's gotta be more settings to tweak to get atleast 12 hours.

    I don't like the gmail app at all.
     
  5. mamiamjo

    mamiamjo Well-Known Member

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    I left mine set at 15 minutes. I get about 16 hours out of the battery.
    Of course I'm not using it the whole time. The biggest problem I had was that it wasn't sleeping properly with the stock sms app. After down loading chompsms and making it the default I haven't had too much of a problem with battery life.
     
  6. marctronixx

    marctronixx Moderator Moderator

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    i use Exchange so its set to "As items arrive". ive always done that with my PPC phones and now with the Android.

    Ill tell you that using that type of setting as i use, it will quickly drain your battery as its listening for a heartbeat from the Exchange server. i also have GPS location services turned on as well. i rarely make any phone calls on the device.. i have h ad the phone since launch and ive probably made a couple calls on it..

    having said all of that, battery life makes it easily thru my work day. its usually off charger at 8:30am and not back on the charger until, say, 9 ish and the battery is down to about 35%.

    i think its proper to list what other services you have running as well as your habits.. i,e. how many phone calls you make, any messaging, etc.. etc.. probably if i made more phone calls perhaps i may not last all day...
     
  7. rcyphermd

    rcyphermd Well-Known Member

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    Where do you find the setting to change when gmail will sync? All I see is autosync and manual sync. Thanks!
     
  8. camdz

    camdz Well-Known Member

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    This is my question as well. Mine is set to autosync now which is instant. A lot of the times my phone gets the emails before my computer will. My battery easily lasts throughout the day like this, but if I had the option to slow it down, I might get a decent increase in battery life?
     
  9. Tikerz

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    I use "As items arrive" for my Exchange account for work.

    I use every hour for my personal IMAP account. I can't believe the Hero doesn't support the IMAP IDLE command for pushing IMAP email to the phone. My Pre does that.
     
  10. twospirits

    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

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    1-Click the Gmail icon on your screen.
    2-Once it opens up, click on Menu (below the screen).
    3-Select More from the pop up menu.
    4-select Settings
    5-Select Send & Receive
    6-Select Set download frequency.

    TS out
     
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    When I click on my gmail icon, I do not have a "more" option. I do under regular Mail, but not gmail.
     
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    twospirits AF's janitor Moderator

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    The Menu I speak of, is the button below the screen.

    TS out
     
  13. rcyphermd

    rcyphermd Well-Known Member

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    I know, When I hit the menu button to the pop up screen with gmail, I do not have a "more" choice. I do for "Mail" but not gmail.

    Is there a way to change the gmail delivery time?

    Or can I drop the gmail setting and switch to using Mail and setting it for my gmail?
    Thanks in advance for your help!
     
  14. kinetic

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    From what I understand, isn't the Gmail app using "push"? In which case, autosync on (push) vs. manual sync on (no push) makes sense to me. Someone please correct me if I'm completely misinformed.
     
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    I tried using both the Gmail and Mail icons.....now I have a listing in my laptop gmail that says IMAP. I am not sure I understand what is going on! Help!
     
  16. kinetic

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    I believe if you're using the gmail app on your phone you don't need to enable IMAP in your gmail settings on your laptop.
     
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    Does anyone have the answer to the gmail settings question? How to set the push frequency ?
     
  18. marctronixx

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    are you using the stock gmail app OR are you using the Exchange server for gmail?
     
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    Asking how to set the "push" frequency is a contradiction. In Gmail, there is no frequency setting because the email is "pushed" to the Hero. This means that the Hero does not use any energy to request email because it is sent to the Gmail application.

    On the other hand, the HTC mail application (which was originally on the "home" screen) has a frequency setting because it searches for email at a preset time. This is for when you have other accounts that do not have a push type exchange account.

    The Gmail application is labeled "Gmail". The HTC application is simply labeled "Mail".

    I forward all my email applications to the cloud Google Mail and then have Gmail push these emails to my phone. I disabled the regular HTC Mail application.
     
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    Can you describe how you set this up? And can I route my work (EAS) email through Gmail so that I can use the Gmail app for everything? OR, having routed everything through Gmail, can I then setup the Gmail account as an EAS account in the regular email app? I really like the HTC Mail app better, so I've got both my EAS and Gmail account setup on that currently as two separate accounts. I've enabled IMAP for my Gmail account and the frequency set for 15 minutes. I'm interested in what the "best practice" is for getting the most email productivity out of Android. It seems like setting things up to take advantage of the HTC email widget would be best, and battery life be damned. (At least until Android 2.0 arrives with a truly integrated email inbox.)
     
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    @unplugged1: Your post was very helpful since I didn't really see this email push feature advertised. I was looking in vain for the gmail sync push setting too on Android until I came across this thread. Although I long have had a gmail account, I autoforward everything from gmail to my "permanent" email account. Then, I just use the Mail application. Sounds as if I should reconsider this and use gmail as the final "destination" so the push can happen as needed vs. a scheduled event as you do.


     
  22. venquessa

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    Hi,

    Sorry for bumping an old thread again, but...

    I have the Google mail app on my android. If I send an email to my googlemail account it arrives fairly instantly ON THE WEB.

    However, even though I am on a Wifi network nothing arrives on the phone for ages until it auto-syncs or I manually sync.

    So I conclude, there is no "push".

    I also have no way to set the frequency that the HTC actually auto syncs for ANY account.

    Any ideas?

    Paul
     
  23. alex51

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    Do you have Auto sync checked and Network always on checked? I think they both have to be on to speed up/push mail!If that doesn't work we'll try some other stuff,but I'm not a push mail expert.In fact most emails I get I wished I didn't so I'm in no hurry to receive them.Just kidding about the last couple sentences!
     
  24. lizm

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    I had my dInc set up to get email every few hours but this new Optimus gets it instantly, and I don't have those last two options in my gmail app. I was with it until Gmail settings but Send and Receive is simply not there.
     
  25. liquidrabbit

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    My gmail used to update to my phone almost instantly and then one day it just stopped. It started doing what you are talking about. I think it would sync when I first rebooted my phone but other than that if I didn't manually do it, I would not get alerts about mail for days. I am not sure what threw it out of wack but I did get it working again by doing the following:
    - Go into your phone's settings
    - Select "accounts and sync" and disable 'auto-sync' then 'background data'
    - Then reboot the phone (with them still disabled)
    - After reboot go back into the settings and turn 'background data' and 'auto-sync' back on.

    This got the gmail app working and pushing exactly as it should (for me at least). I hope it helps
     
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