Wi-Fi dropping out when screensaver activates

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rosindda, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. rosindda

    rosindda New Member
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    I have noticed that when my screensaver activates the wi-fi is disconnected hence any data usage during this time is over the phone network as soon as I unlock my phone it then reconnects. Surly this is not correct.I have only had the phone for 3 weeks and my first bill was excessive to say the least.I oversubscribed my free allowance by 50MB. I have since taken out the unlimited usage option(500MB). Anybody any ideas on the subject.Is it worth contacting HTC ?
     

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  2. JoeC

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    You may want to try changing the WiFi sleep policy before anything else. One of the settings is 'Never'

    Go into Settings - Wireless Controls - Wi-Fi Settings -> Press Menu button, select advanced - Wi-Fi sleep policy
     
  3. mark1252003

    mark1252003 Well-Known Member
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    I didnt know the Hero had a screensaver?? :thinking::thinking:
     
  4. midge37

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    I take it this will mean the battery taking a hit if it's always on??
     
  5. rosindda

    rosindda New Member
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    Thanks JoeC. I have now changed my wi fi settings. I would rather have a hit on my battery than my pocket !!!
     
  6. gentlefury

    gentlefury Well-Known Member
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    you can't have it both ways! You either have it on while sleeping or not.

    WiFi already wrecks battery life!
     
  7. jUsT2eXy

    jUsT2eXy Well-Known Member
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    Using WiFi is still far better than using 3G in terms of battery life and speed (not if you have a slow internet connection)
     
  8. Xyro

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    If your somewhere with Wifi, why not just turn 3G off? Then you dont need to keep wifi running 24/7.
     
  9. gentlefury

    gentlefury Well-Known Member
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    that has not at all been my experience. If I turn on Wifi my battery is dead in about 3 hours...whether I'm using it or not. If I turn off wifi I get about 8-10 hours.
     
  10. midge37

    midge37 Well-Known Member
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    Think you've got something else killing your battery as I use wi-fi all the time when home and battery lasts me a day or more.
     
  11. daveybaby

    daveybaby Well-Known Member
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    Agreed. I get between 1 and 2 days of normal use (wifi on when at home in the evening, both wifi and mobile data off at night).

    Something wrong if youre only getting 3 hours regardless of wifi status.
     
  12. Supafuzz

    Supafuzz New Member
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    same here with mine. wifi and gps i get 3-4 hours on my battery. turn em off and get bout 10-12 hours. also turned my 3g off,, helps some.
     
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