One method for conserving battery life on mobile devices is to reduce the amount of time that they stay connected to the Lotus Notes® Traveler server. You can also reduce the frequency which the device syncs with the server. These features are possible using scheduled sync.
Scheduled sync options can be found in the Settings
application on the device, under Mail, Contacts and Calendar > Fetch New Data
. If Push
is turned on, the device attempts to stay connected to the server and syncs as soon as new data is available. If you disable push, then you can set the Fetch schedule to every 15, 30 or 60 minutes. You can also turn off the schedule completely by setting the Fetch schedule to Manual mode.
Windows Mobile, Nokia, and Android devices
Scheduled sync settings are available from the settings display of the Lotus Notes Traveler application. Select the settings for Auto Sync
, and then select Schedule
. You can set the behavior for two time periods; a peak time schedule and an off-peak schedule. The sync settings can be any of the following:
- Always connected
- Every 15 minutes
- Every 30 minutes
- Every hour
- Every 2 hours
If you specify a different sync setting for peak and off-peak times, then you must specify the peak time period. You can define the days of the week for the peak time and when the peak time should start and stop. For example, you might define the sync behavior to be Always Connected
between your working hours (Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.), then define your off-peak setting as Every 2 hours
When the sync behavior is set to manual or scheduled, changes made on the device, such as sending an e-mail or updating a contact, are not synced immediately. They are sent to the server during the next scheduled or manual sync.
Parent topic: Setting auto sync options