iPhone fw 2.0 and PUSH / FETCH modes

I have to confess that I was quite excited about the PUSH mode feature on the new iPhone, but the truth is that after installing firmware 2.0, I had only used it for one day.

First of all, for you Apple, Gods when it comes to usability, you really failed on this one. There are like 5 different menus to go in order to configure syncing/push/fetch over the air. I’m not a newbie and I had to search on the internet to see how certain things work, like the FETCH manually mode. It’s quite obvious when it comes to Mail, but not so obvious when it comes to FETCH manually the calendar or contacts.

Second, I didn’t have time to check how the PUSH mode really works, but I know it drains out my battery in less than a day.

Now, I’m happy with the FETCH mode syncing every hour.

PS: Fix the BT. My car’s hands free is not able to download the contacts from the phone since I upgraded to firmware v2.0.

5 thoughts on “iPhone fw 2.0 and PUSH / FETCH modes

  1. Hi,

    I have been searching the net and various forums on how to manually fetch Calendar and Contacts alone. I haven’t found it yet. From what you write above, it seems that you have figured this out. Could you post it or provide pointers.

    Thank you,


  2. Kumar,

    It syncs when you open the Calendar or Contacts. When you have it set to manual fetch, you can notice net activity when you open the Calendar. I don’t know though if it fetches everytime you open the application or only once per a certain period of time.

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