Why does 3G use so much battery?General


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  1. MrBojenglz

    MrBojenglz Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Forgive me if this has been addressed somewhere but there's a ton of threads that say 3g and battery so I couldn't find what I was looking for.

    Anyway, WHY does 3G use so much battery? I can see why if I'm on the internet or downloading files etc but when it's simply on in the background not doing a thing, why does that drain the battery so much??
     

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  2. NKT

    NKT Well-Known Member

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    You may think your phone isn't doing anything, but it is. It's talking to the cell/cells, managing that connection, checking for pages, etc.
     
  3. Bswartz95

    Bswartz95 Well-Known Member

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    Watch the "D" or the arrows under the 3g symbol. Mine seems to be transferring data quite often. Probably more than it should.

    Factor in a low signal, and it will really drain your battery.
     

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