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Old November 21st, 2012, 04:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
nickdalzell
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My phone literally eats battery with data enabled but not wifi only. Partly due to the wifi sleep policy whenever the device is locked. I often, when only wanting to keep my weather widget and email sync up to date, use 2G only mode if not near a wifi spot. Seems to use far less on Edge than 3G but I live in fringe 3G coverage so it uses more power constantly switching in and out of 3G when signal strength is low, but in 2G only mode (settings-->wireless and networks-->use 2G networks if running cyanogen mod; gsm only if using phone info app) it stops that behavior and battery life is a bit better
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