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  • iPhone 2.1 Does Not Play Fetch


    Have you noticed that your email doesn't seem to update when your iPhone is locked and asleep? It is not just you. It seems for a lot of users iPhone firmware 2.1 does not fetch mail while it is sleeping. This bug was probably introduced with the power saving features added in firmware 2.1 that are intended to save power - checking your email all the time takes up quite a bit of iPhone power - but with this bug apparently kill function. Will this be fixed in firmware 2.2? We can only hope.

    Note: While plugged in it should work normally. This problem seems to only occurs under battery power.

    [apple via gizmodo]
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iPhone 2.1 Does Not Play Fetch started by Cody Overcash View original post
    Comments 29 Comments
    1. lillewis51's Avatar
      lillewis51 -
      mine seems to be on and off. sometimes i will get the email but other times i have to go in and refresh it. and as mentioned in post before i dont have it plugged in.
    1. GmAz's Avatar
      GmAz -
      Mine works fine. I use it for my alarm and around 1:30am every night, I get my Dilbert E-mail delivered to my mailbox just fine. Its not plugged in either. So...sucks to be you guys.
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      Mine rarely pushes or fetches.......... bad dog.
    1. crashspeeder's Avatar
      crashspeeder -
      I've gotten my server emails days later (my server sends me emails at 3AM every night). It's ridiculous that it may sometimes work. So far on 2.1 I haven't had this issue but it was rampant before. Now I get my 11:50 email on the dot, I have my 3AM email waiting for me in the morning and I have my regular email coming through just fine. This may have to do with the fact that I have my work exchange server pushing email to me and it could cause my other accounts to fetch when I receive a pushed email.

      All I know is it's working fine for me.
    1. jrtek's Avatar
      jrtek -
      I get text messages late and my phone doesn't ring in sleep mode... i gotta be messing with it... then it'll ring... why the hell does apple only test the new SH!T and not make sure the old SH!T is STILL workin correctly...
    1. wildgene789's Avatar
      wildgene789 -
      i have 3 email accounts on this and i was thinking to myself before i wish that this would just automatically let me know when i get a new email but i have to go into the mail program and click refresh is this wrong?
    1. poorman1700's Avatar
      poorman1700 -
      Mine does not get new email while asleep and on battery power.
    1. one1's Avatar
      one1 -
      Quote Originally Posted by poorman1700 View Post
      Mine does not get new email while asleep and on battery power.
      HMmmmm I haven't paid attention the battery power thing, but I know when it is asleep it doesn't.

      Actually it does when on battery power, you just have to wake it up.
    1. TheOnlyest's Avatar
      TheOnlyest -
      Isnt there a defeat or work-around for this?? having to wakeup my phone to see if I have mail defeats the whole purpose of the fetch!! This was a STUPID thing for Apple to do in this update... especially not mentioning it, or providing a toggle for it!!!