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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Lefthand, Oct 11, 2009.

  1. Lefthand

    Lefthand Well-Known Member
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    Sorry if this is a dumb question, but does enabling/using WI-FI use more battery power?
     

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  2. mez

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  3. mez

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    Yes it does same with gps. Both my wifi and gps turn off when the phone is sleeping which helps. I just put the hero widget on the home screen so I can turn them on and off easy.
     
  4. Lefthand

    Lefthand Well-Known Member
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    Thanks for the reply Mez, really useful. Question about GPS though, if enabled is it on ALL the time? I'm asking this because I have it enabled but only comes on in the notification bar when using apps that use locating such as Maps, so I though it only came on when using these apps?
     
  5. itsmoirob

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    Even if an app isnt using it it will still drain battery life.

    Best option is, is to have widgets for toggling the gps/wifi on and off on one of your screens. Just click the + sign to add a widget then select HTC Widget and Settings. There are four settings that have toggle switches. Select the appropriate ones and you can turn them on and off from your home screen in a flash. Very handy.
     
  6. Michel Dover

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    Power consumption difference is not significant. I checked that with my phone. If you want so save power, use the standby mode.
     
  7. itsmoirob

    itsmoirob Well-Known Member
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    I found power consumption, especially GPS, is very high.

    Does standby switch off gps too? I know if stops wifi.
     
  8. Michel Dover

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    GPS does not stop, but you can disable it.
     
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