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My battery last 10x longer using mobile network widget

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by saeroner, May 23, 2011.

  1. saeroner

    saeroner Newbie
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    I have one of my side screens set up with the 4 widgets (GPS, 4G, Wi-Fi and moble network) -- the ones you can tap to toggle on/off. If I keep them all off my battery % basically does not move and phone last about 3/4 days. Is there any down side to this other that taking the extra 5 secs to toggle them back on when you need the network? All the youtube videos on how to save battery life and never saw this once.

    Add widget/drop down settings/mobile network -- turn it off and battery life is great.
     



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  2. You will not receive facebook, e-mail, and other data updates, which would make the phone kind of pointless for me.

    If you are receiving that big of a boost you probably have a misbehaving app. I would hunt it down and remove it.
     
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  3. alextop30

    alextop30 Android Expert

    You basically turned your phone into an ipod touch or anything that resembles a smart phone but falls short because it does not have 3/4g capabilities.
     
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  4. saeroner

    saeroner Newbie
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    Thanks guys. here are my thoughts...

    But i receive the email updates if i toggle the mobile widget on... takes maybe 10 seconds tops. I don't have use facebook.

    If I toggle the mobile widget on I have the 3/4g capabilities. Takes a couple extra second to tap the widget on.

    I have 3 chargers so I don't really have a problem with battery life. I'm also rooted and use set CPU. I'm just wondering for someone that really need to save battery why not use this method? I don't see a big down fall other that sliding the screen over to tap the widget anytime i need the network.
     
  5. Yes, but again, when its off you wont get any notifications. For my job, I have to respond to emails almost immediately after I receive them, so this wouldnt work for me.

    Again, if you want to do that, its fine. But the whole point of a smartphone is to be ALWAYS connected to the internet. By you turning it off, its basically turning your smartphone into a 2001 flip phone that can only make calls and text.

    Correct. When my battery gets really low and im not near a charger, I turn off the 3g as well.
     

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