Fix Fetch New Data in Mail app Using Push or Fetch On iPhone, iPad: iOS 14

Last Updated on Aug 28, 2020

Apple’s Redesigned iOS has big new updates in settings and the new option for easy to manage all the applications. iOS Mail app users are confused and not seem options for change Mail app settings Fetch New Data on iPhone and iPad. These settings get benefits in improving the battery life of the iPhone.

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iPhone Mail app supports multiple accounts that mean hundreds of emails get in a day is no surprise. So your Mail app will consume more memory in the background depends on the settings. Here I recommended setting push mail only set for active Mail account only. Let’s check how to do that and set the specified interval for receive new Mails on your iPhone, iPad.

The option is available in iCloud Mail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail, Outlook Mail, or Custom Mail server.

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Latest Note:

Apple’s latest operating system iOS Beta has been released worldwide for iOS 14 Supported devices. New iOS comes up with awesome features and essential changes. Almost users have downloaded iOS 14 and it irritates due to certain glitches like app crashes, App crash randomly, and go back to the home screen as well not all applications still updated by developers for the latest iOS 2020, that’s why it doesn’t run expectedly.

Lot’s of Redditors have complained that iOS Mail problems and answer is downgrade iOS or wait for the next future update. Just send feedback reports for a particular app to the Apple for native App or contact third-party developers.


Who are looking for this option in iOS 11, iOS 12, iOS 13, iOS 14, or Later iOS please check patch where is the option for change Mail Fetch New data at the end of the article.

iOS 14 & Later iOS Version

  1. Open Settings app on iPhone and Scroll to Mail option.

    Mail Settings on iPhone Settings app

    Mail Settings on the iPhone Settings app

  2. Next, Tap on Accounts > Last Option is Mail Fetch New Data.

    Fetch New Data Settings for Mail account on iPhone mail app

    Fetch New Data Settings for Mail account on iPhone mail app

  3. Find the Push Toggle and Enable it, Allow Mail server to Send new Mail data on your iPhone.

    Push Mail from server to iPhone for iPhone mail app

    Push Mail from server to iPhone for iPhone mail app

  4. Also, we can Manage Push and fetch settings for individual accounts. Tap on Account name > and See the Different mail Push and Fetch options.

    Select Schedule for mail data on iPhone mail app

    Select Schedule for mail data on iPhone mail app

  5. Last Options under Fetch New Data > Fetch [We can set Automatically or User Demand time interval from 15 minutes or more].

    Fetch Schedule for iPhone mail app

    Fetch Schedule for iPhone mail app

  6. That’s it. Earlier iOS Users can Follow the below steps for iOS 13 or Older,

According to Settings we have to enable Background App Refresh for mail app from iPhone settings If it’s Disabled.

  • Settings app > General > Background App Refresh > 1. Turn on Background App Refresh for WiFi or WiFi & Mobile Data 2. Scroll to list and Enable Toggle for a mail app.

iOS 13 & Earlier iOS Version

  • Step #1: Launch Settings app on iPhone, iPad.
  • Step #2: Next, Scroll down and see new settings for All types of Accounts & Passwords.

1 Fetch new data for mail in Accounts & Password

  • Step #3: Find the list of Mail account sync in Mail app (Add new Account in Mail App). Scroll down to the last and Find “Fetch New Data”.

2 Delete add or Option for Fetch New Data in iOS 11

  • Step #4: Find, Push toggle.

3 Option for set Push or Fetch in Mail Account

Know the Difference Between Push Vs Fetch Data Usage

This is the only way to get mail faster on your iPhone and iPad within the Mail app

  • Push: This option will push New mail to your device from the server when Available. And receive in Mail app when possible.

Note: Push service is dependent on the server, So know that your mail service providing push? iCloud giving push but push not working with other mail service provider & iOS mail app.

  • Fetch: Fetch will activate when the push is off. Onset specific interval Mail app check for new mail on the server. Improve battery life keep it on a larger interval or Manually.

See the Above screen, Auto Fetch not working if you didn’t select Time interval or auto options.

4 Options on Fetch New data on iPhone

Set Push, Fetch, or Never for the individual account: Tap on the Account name, Select Schedule with the available supported option by the mail server.

Fetch New Data Grayed Out and Not Working

The Low Power mode is directly co-related to the Mail App Push and Fetch Function. If Low Power mode is enabled on an iOS device, Push Functionality automatically goes to off. To change it, You must Turn off low data mode under the battery settings, Settings > Battery > Low Power mode.

For iOS 10 or Earlier:

  • Go to the Settings > Mail > Accounts > Fetch New Data
  • Disable Push (For Stop New or Set it on Fetch manually or auto after the time schedule).

See Below screen,

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