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General Airplane mode question...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by YN43Glvr, May 5, 2010.

  1. YN43Glvr

    YN43Glvr Member
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    I put a widget on my home screen to turn the 3G off when I'm not using it (and have Wi-Fi off all the time) and my battery life is now tolerable. What would Airplane mode do for me at thispoint? Does it disable SMS/MMS & calls as well?
     

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  2. AcePuppy

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    Airplane mode will disable anything that is communicative to the outside world pretty much. Will it help your battery, some, but not much. 3G doesn't affect battery life.
     
  3. YN43Glvr

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    Thanks for the quick reply. I found leaving 3G on drains the batery quicker than turning it off and I don't see a need to have it on if I'm not using the 'net or email push, etc but I'll leave it on a nd see how it goes. Thanks!
     
  4. Rubik76

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    Assuming you are dealing with 3G seperately, airplane mode will only have a significant impact on your battery if you are without voice signal, in which case your phone would normally go nuts looking for a signal.
     
  5. Randino

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    I use airplane mode at work because my employer blocks cell signals and if I don't turn of communications it would kill my battery in about 3 hours because it would search for a signal constantly.

    Airplane mode basically turns your phone into a fancy MP3/Video player, that does a few games too!
     

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