? About Turning off Background DataSupport


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  1. musikat

    musikat Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I know this is one of the "tips" for battery life but what all does it affect (i.e. when does it need to be on to perform a function)? I tried it once and noticed I had to turn it back on to access the market, so I assumed that it would prevent ALL data like that, including web browsing and possibly mail. Is that correct, or does it just affect the market?
     

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  2. mcbtrain929

    mcbtrain929 Well-Known Member

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    as far as i know, it affects the market, and i believe your gmail doesn't get "pushed". you have to manually check your inbox. this, along with your friendstream not getting updated until you manually do it.
     
  3. mrvirginia

    mrvirginia Well-Known Member

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    it isn't necessary to disable this or auto-syncing to save battery life. believe me, i know.
     
  4. SoFLO

    SoFLO Guest

    I think turning off background data is an extreme and I wouldn't do it personally.
     
  5. IXIShogunR1

    IXIShogunR1 Well-Known Member

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    it doesn't need to be off.... i keep it on and it doesnt hurt the pattery life
    21 hours off the charger with background data 71% left

    yes very light use.... couple calls, text, and checking the weather a few times.
    but its how often you have thinks checking that will hurt the batter more then just leaving the background data on

    auto sysc off for g-mail, weather, news, stock.... i have my normal mail set at 10 mins
     
  6. RoboMonkey

    RoboMonkey Well-Known Member

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    I say turn it off if you don't want auto notifications.
    I have most of my stuff set to synch every 4 hours, so I don't need background data unless I'm dl'ing some apps.

    It does save your battery to not have it on.
     
  7. abbymb93

    abbymb93 New Member

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    How exactly do you turn on the background data?
    I dont even know how mine got disabled and now its not letting me access my market. please help.
     
  8. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

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    go to phone settings/accounts and sync/and check background sync
     

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