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Support Battery life as related to wifi vs. 3g usage

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by pman555, Mar 23, 2011.

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    I work in an office from 8:30-5:30 monday-friday, so I have wifi available to me during those hours as well as wifi at home.

    I know that the wifi radio shouldnt be kept on when you arent connected to a wifi signal.

    However, is it better for battery life to use wifi as much as possible when it is available to you?

    My question in my case is this: Is it better for my battery life if I stay connected to wifi while at my office and at home instead of using the 3g service?

    Also, is there a program that shuts off my wifi radio automatically when certain designated wifi signals are not available? I use Juice Defender but am not too advanced in its features.
     

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    wifi should be better and use y5 battery saver

    and please dont bump your posts after less than half an hour,
     
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    So, wifi should be the better option for my battery, provided it gets turned off when not in use, right?

    I'll check out y5, but I think Juice Defender/Ultimate Juice does something similar.

    Also, I didnt know the 30 min. rule. Know i know, thanks!
     
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    WiFi would probably be better even if you didn't turn it off when not in use, but yes that will help you save a little more.
     
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    is the wifi notifications is suppose to be on the top status notification on the home screen? I cant tell if it is on or not ...
     

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