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3G sometimes doesn't turn on when WiFi turns off

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  1. CharlesLewis

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    If I am in an area where WiFi is not available or where the WiFi requires a password I don't have, my phone will either turn off WiFi automatically or I turn it off with a toggle app. At that point, 3G should automatically come back on, and it usually does. But sometimes, nothing happens, so I go into settings and discover that the checkmark for "Enable data access over Mobile network" is gone. If I re-check the box, all works as it should.

    Any suggestions about what might be causing the problem or -- even better -- how to solve it? It's not a major problem to turn 3G back on manually, but i usually don't notice it's off until I've wait a minute or so for something to download.

    I have a Droid X and am using Green Power and Juice Defender to help control the battery.
     

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    I'd think its because you have both Green Power and Juice Defender. They're conflicting. Remove one of them.
     
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    I'd vote you stay with JD. So much better, I love it.
     
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    I looked at some threads to determine which one to keep and found a number of suggestions that using either slowed things down, so I've uninstalled both and will monitor both the battery and my performance to see what happens.
     
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    I've used them for a long time now (First GP then now JD), they give me at least an additional 5-7 hrs standby time. However mind that they are effective only for people who are permanently connected to the internet with their data plans. If you aren't its better without them.
     
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    I use the Kindle app on my phone and several news apps several hours each day, so it's in use a lot. I usually wind up with about 20-30% left at the end of the day (though I carry a spare battery as a backup). I'll monitor my battery use and see what happens. If I have problems, I'll reinstall Juice Defender based on the comments here and try that.
     
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    I deleted both and haven't had any problems so far -- 4 days.
     

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