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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by greenrolaids, May 1, 2010.

  1. greenrolaids

    greenrolaids Well-Known Member
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    I know that many people turn it off to save battery life and that most programs dont need this running to work.

    But what is a good reason to have it on?

    Do any of you have any programs that will not work without it enabled?

    Thx
     

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  2. Adamx

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    ebuddy seems to need it. I turned that off and every time I'd come back to the phone it would say data connection failed or somesuch.
     
  3. Vihzel

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    Since EBuddy needs data to function as a chat, it needs that option turned on always.
     
  4. sbmman

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    Nokia has a similar setting on their phones. When disabled it just takes a moment longer to establish a packet data connection as the phone has to do its session handshake first when an app requests data. When left on the data connection just stays alive at all times thus using more power. It just does what it says.
     
  5. paimon.soror

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    I have found it to vastly improve my battery life without any adverse effects to the stock applications by shutting this off.
     
  6. CRPercodani

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    What about Gmail syncing, I don't think that would work. Same with any widgets that need to update.
     
  7. paimon.soror

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    Well I actually get my emails asap. I am using the gmail application, not the HTC mail app. And as far as the widgets, the only widget that is location aware that I have is the clock with the weather icon. I was just a few towns away at a wedding and it was updating the location. So as far as stock apps go, so far so good
     
  8. necosino

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    Google voice (for message notification)

    That's enough reason for me :)

    Anyway, see my post in the battery life thread; I've been running my phone HARD for 3.5 hours and am still at 33%, I think people need to go through at least ONE battery cycle (die out and recharge) before judging the battery life on this...
     
  9. greenrolaids

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    I got on my computer and changed a google calender event and it synced in seconds onto my phone, via 3g.

    And i have the enable always on mobile data connection to off..

    hmmm
     
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  10. vacaloca

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    I got a new one.. Pandora... if you leave your phone idle the music will stop playing... depending on what you're doing this could actually be a good thing with that setting enabled.
     
  11. CRPercodani

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    Well if 3G/data access still works then I guess there isn't much need to not use it. I'm interested in exactly how it works since you still get emails and widgets still update.
     
  12. Mikeygamer

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    I disabled the 'enable always on...' late night and had Pandora running for about 30 minutes earlier with no issues.. I'll try to test some more tomorrow, but I did notice a drastic change in battery life. Then again I'm also not using the phone as much as I did the first day. ;):D
     
  13. Kappen

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    My ebuddy isn't throwing that error what services are you using?

    Sent from my ADR6300 using Tapatalk
     
  14. I'm on the same boat.
     
  15. tifozi

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    eBuddy works fine for me with the setting DISABLED.
     
  16. marcelob

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    How much extra battery would this actually draw? Is it worth turning off?
     
  17. golfinglenn

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    I will try to figure this out myself, but just in case, can you walk me through getting email this way? I have been running with mobile off and just turning on once in a while to receive email. Not ideal, so very interested in you way :D.

    EDIT: Okay, so I deleted my gmail account from the inc mail app and put my gmail app on my homescreen. I sent a test email but has not come through yet with mobile turned off. If this was the wrong way to do it lmk. She always does lol.
     
  18. Adamx

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    msn messenger.

    and my friendstream didn't update with it off as well.
     
  19. androy

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    Google talk doesn't work with it off.
     
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  20. 5thElement

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    OH YES. Your battery will last twice as long.
     
  21. gavin77

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    Yeah, my battery has been substantially better with this turned off.....
     
  22. Piercing Heavens

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    For clarification you are talking about the 4th button on the Power Management Widget right? The one that goes

    Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS, Sync(Not sure what this does exactly, Brightness.
     
  23. zemerick

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    Nope. It's the one under Menu->Settings->Wireless&Networks->Mobile Networks ( 3rd 1 down, "Enable always-on mobile data" )

    The sync one is what most things will use to pull data. The always-on mobile data would allow stuff to push data to the phone, without the phone having to ask for it.

    (BTW: Adamx Friendstream "should" be able to update without it, as long as you have the sync for it enabled. )
     
  24. NovaCove

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    beleave its the.. settings>wireless & networks>mobile networks>enable always-on mobile data
     
  25. paimon.soror

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    Thats strange, for me it is coming through. Actually I just payed my verizon bill and as soon as i confirmed the payment I got my email on the phone confirming payment. Sounds like you have it configured correctly...i just us the gmail app, nothing more.
     

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