Tips Airplane Battery Trick

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by icrazy2u, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. icrazy2u

    icrazy2u Well-Known Member
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    My friend found this trick somewhere, don't remember where. But the trick makes it so your phone doesn't search for 3G while in standby. It seemed to have worked for me. Won't really know until later on in the night. Right now i'm sitting on 74% after 8 hours. If this is old to you, then don't post about how you knew about this ages ago, its annoying and no one cares. Let me know if it helped improve battery life.

    Instructions
    1. Put phone into "Airplane Mode"
    2. Turn phone off
    3. Turn phone back on
    4. Take phone out of "Airplane Mode"
     

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  2. sail4fun201

    sail4fun201 Well-Known Member
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    Sounds like its similar to disabling always-on internet.

    Settings > Wireless & Networks > Mobile Networks > Enable always-on mobile data

    It also sounds like a bug.
     
  3. howarmat

    howarmat Well-Known Member
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    how can you prove this does anything?
     
  4. Old Member

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    Agreed, why go through all that trouble when you can turn always-on mobile data off? I guarantee that if you turn it off and turn off your 3G, your phone won't search for 3G.
     
  5. icrazy2u

    icrazy2u Well-Known Member
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    Its working for me.
     
  6. icrazy2u

    icrazy2u Well-Known Member
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    I said that it stops the phone from searching while it's in standby. When the screen is off. When not in use. Not being touched...... You can go ahead and turn your 3G off and have slow downloads and browsing speeds, but i'm not gonna waste my 3G network.
     
  7. ACD168

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    why not just utilize the 3g always enabled. I keep it disabled, and 3g isn't in use when I'm in stand by
     
  8. sail4fun201

    sail4fun201 Well-Known Member
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  9. BoulderAndroidFan

    BoulderAndroidFan Well-Known Member
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    This was a trick for Eris users who had "50% time without a signal" issue when going into battery use and checking cell standby time under "what's been using battery". I had that problem on my old Eris and I think it was more placebo than anything else to do the airplane mode trick. It got rid of the 50%, but really didn't do anything for battery life. My Incredible is saying 1% without signal--so it's obviously not an issue for this phone.
     
  10. Mr. Incredible

    Mr. Incredible Well-Known Member
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    In theory, this might cause some of the launch on boot programs to stay off the net.
    I'll have to try it out.
     

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