iPhone: Enable automatic email checks

By default, the iPhone will only check for new emails manually when you open the Mail screen or when you tap the refresh icon (the icon in the lower left screen of the email list). You can configure your iPhone to automatically check for new emails by following these easy steps.


Tap on the Settings icon in the home screen and tap the Mail button.

In the new screen that slides over, look for the Auto-Check option in the Messages section.

Tap the Auth-Check option and select the frequency of updates from the list that will slide over. On release day, the available choices are Manual, Every 15 Minutes, Every 30 Minutes, and Every Hour.

 

About Quinn McHenry

Quinn was one of the original co-founders of Tech-Recipes. He is currently crafting iOS applications as a senior developer at Small Planet Digital in Brooklyn, New York.
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  • Naeem

    This changed in the new 2.2.1 update, i cant find that function there anymore.

    • miphonematt

      This configuration is now set under the “Fetch New Data” section in the main Settings screen.

      • bojimuncher

        Thanks!

        • angeeela

          thank you! very helpful