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  1. dan44762000

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    i have looked in settings but dont see nothing on frequency to check for new mail .

    am using the gmail app not the stock email client .

    dont want push email i want it to check once a hour .

    many thanks dan
     

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    The GMail app only uses push for the emails. If you want your GMail only checked every hour you will need to use the e-mail app. I recommend the K9 app. I use this for all my emails.
     
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    ok so how can i disable the gmail app ?

    i have made sure it is not sync but dont know if this will stop it checking for mail .

    i need the other google stuff to sync like calender and what not but i dont like the gmail app at all .

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    If you went into the Google account in settings and unchecked sync Gmail the app will not receive emails. Your calendars will still sync as long as you have them checked to sync.

    Now go into the native email app or some other email app and setup your GMail account.
     
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    Please note, Push uses less battery than say, check every 5, 10 or even 15 minutes.

    if you only receive 5 emails a day, even a check every 4 hours uses more power than push.
     
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    Beat me to it.
     
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    Can you explain this please.?
     
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    Do you get push email on the yahoo mail app?
     
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    no the gmail app .

    i do have a yahoo email account linked to my gmail so get mail from both .

    i have a very busy email account though prob in the region of 100-150 a day so cant see how having push enabled over me checking it say once a hour will save battery but i am ready to learn .
     
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    Ok sure.

    i'll try to make up some random values.

    Let's say a connection from your phone to Google is 1 unit of battery. Lets also say that downloading 1 email is also 1 unit of battery.

    Ok so, lets pretend you received 10 emails in 24 hours.

    When you receive an email at gmail.com, if you have push set up, gmail.com sends a signal to your phone which established a connection (1 unit) and tells it to download the email (1 unit). For 10 emails, that's 20 units in 24 hours.

    When you set it to sync every hour and check for emails (each sync establishing a connection), that's already 24 units. Plus another 10 units to download each email. 34 units if syncing every hour.

    If its every 15 minutes, that's 106 units...

    If you receive no emails, push uses no units. Sync uses 1 unit per scheduled sync.
     
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    Probably not with that amount of emails then.

    Use stock client
     
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    have just turned sync off on the app and manually check it when i feel like , one thing they should bring into the app is the ability to select all mail and delete in one go .

    am sure it was there on a previous version .

    dan
     
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    Definitely should make that a function. It's not been a function as long as I've been using it though... But it should be...


    another dan
     
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    i cant believe its not there .
    i would contact them and ask for it to be included in next update but they never ever even reply so i wont bother .
     
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    This is really interesting. I'm confused about which uses less battery, push vs fetch, but you have appeared to clear things up. Does this also apply to exchange email, as I'm sure in the past my experience has been that push has used more battery than fetching every 15 minutes, but that was on an iphone.
     

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