leaving Wi-Fi on all the time????


  1. edgie70

    edgie70 Well-Known Member

    Hi all I have just bought a Wi-Fi only tablet and was wondering shall I leave Wi-Fi turned on all the time on the tablet or shall I only connect it when I use the tablet ??? Many thanks, Dave

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  2. gtbarry

    gtbarry Well-Known Member

    Are you worried about security or battery life?

    Battery
    The fewer radios working the better the battery life. But your battery will be eaten up more by the screen and having apps syncing or being used

    Security
    If you are using it at home, security is all about your router. Use WPA security, disable uPnP, etc.
  3. 350X

    350X Well-Known Member

    maybe at first, but soon it will become your handy friend, and youll want to have extra charge cables with like a home station so battery power is never a worry.

    then you may ant to look into this, ive found it very handy to keep wifi on when in "sleep" i can finish large downloads and use little power.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=jp.miraidou.regpon.wifi&feature=order_history

    also only program that works right on my LG OV to make wifi stay on.
  4. ocnbrze

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

    wifi does not take up much battery to run so i would leave it on for most of the time. it will save some battery life if you turn it off. so it is up to you or not. either way it really is not hurting anything.
  5. edgie70

    edgie70 Well-Known Member

    My Wi-Fi at home is password protected, I don't know whether to keep the Wi-Fi switched on so it has internet connection all the time, does a tablet need that??? What does that app actually do that you sorted a link too??
  6. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog Moderator

    regardless if wifi is on or not background process will still try to connect to the internet. If it is off these process's will still run and try to perform their functions. On a wifi only tablet this is what is going to kill your battery. The wifi signal as long as strong wont deplete your battery that much.
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  7. edgie70

    edgie70 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, I was going to leave Wi-Fi switched on on the tablet even when I turn the tablet off, is that pointless doing that or will it just take longer to charge up? At least Wi-Fi will be on when I turn the tablet on
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  8. edgie70

    edgie70 Well-Known Member

    Going off that then it's better to just leave the Wi-Fi switched on on the tablet all the time so apps can connect to the internet, especially if apps try to connect but can't and then they eat the battery more because they can't connect, thanks
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  9. pandacookie

    pandacookie Panda-riffic! Guide

    It shouldn't take longer to charge up. WiFi requires very little energy, as some have mentioned. I say leave it on if it makes things easier for you.
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  10. ocnbrze

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

    correct
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  11. edgie70

    edgie70 Well-Known Member

    Thank you for all your replies, very helpful!!
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