Check your Traveler Settings on iOS5

If Reminders are enabled in your Traveler configuration on iOS5 you might see a spike in network traffic, and battery drain on your iOS5 device.

I configured a new Traveler account on my iPad, and it defaults reminders to enabled (currently Traveler supports Mail, Calendar, and Contacts), I am not sure what it does with an account configured on iOS4 and upgraded to iOS5, but it’s worth a check of your settings.

Update: Thanks Chris Whisonant for verifying (in a comment below) that Reminders are enabled automatically when upgrading from iOS4 to iOS5.


From the Technote


APAR LO65075: Ios 5 Devices May Try To Sync Reminders Continuously (IBM ID Required)

3 Responses to Check your Traveler Settings on iOS5
  1. Adam Gartenberg
    October 28, 2011 | 8:49 am

    Thank you! My battery has been draining much faster since upgrading. I just flipped reminders off – let’s see what that does.

  2. Harald Gaerttner
    October 28, 2011 | 10:01 am

    Great find!

    Just two days ago we were shocked that our domlog exploded. The reason was about 40-50 “Error500” entries / per Minute (!) from several persons.

    It died down a bit but some had been still left and we didn’t know were this came from … until now!

    I talked to one of the guys with the errors and he indeed had put some reminders in the Traveler section at that time.

    We recreated it. As soon as he added an entry the logs for him went wild. As soon as he switched the reminders off … no more 500 Errors!

  3. Chris Whisonant
    October 28, 2011 | 12:22 pm

    Good find Mitch. After upgrading from 4 to 5 this gets enabled by default. I didn’t notice a battery drain, but I don’t have Push Mail enabled on mine – just 15 minute fetch.