Iphone 4 not automatically updating email

Here’s a quick way to find out what type of email access your i Phone is doing, and then what kind of fix might be in order.

First up, find out whether your email provider uses the Push method or the Fetch method.

Sometimes, it takes a bit for an email to come through on your i Phone via the Mail app.

That might be due to the way your i Phone checks mail servers.

Fetch periodically checks for new mail and will update you on a regular basis depending on your settings, but unlike push, it won’t automatically notify you as new mail comes in.

If you suspect that Low Power Mode was the culprit for your sporadic email notifications, you’re all set. Even if Low Power Mode isn’t on, you still might have your Mail notifications set to a very battery friendly fetch setting, i.e. Go into your settings once again and this time scroll down to .

A complete reset of your i Phone might not be necessary.

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If you're sure that emails are taking up a lot of space on your i Phone, you may need to rethink how regularly you delete older emails.

You can also filter emails by attachment and then delete the oldest ones to free up space.

Iphone 4 not automatically updating email