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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jabbawest, Apr 2, 2011.

  1. jabbawest

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    On my Blackberry 8320 I had preferences for when to use WiFi versus when to use data. The Optimus M has no such options and tries to do it intuitively but, given the poor data performance on the Metro PCS network, I'd like to ask the following.
    I think I know the answer but I'd like confirmation.
    If I leave WiFi set to Never Off, I'm assuming data will crank up when there is no WiFi available, yes?
    My main reason for asking this is because I like to stream radio or scanner audio via WiFi when I'm at home and listen to it through my headset when I'm up late.
    If I have WiFi set to turn off when the screen goes dark, data cranks up and the streaming audio either quits or is constantly buffering as the data drops and picks back up again.

    TIA,
    Stephen
     

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    I had the same problem. I like to stream music. Try a widget caller wifi keep alive. You can set it to keep wifi on always, always but only when charging then normal behavior. Best app for the situation
     
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    The WiFi never off option is for the screen saving option only. If your screen goes dark, the WiFi won't turn off. This is useful if you let your screen idle while you listen. Your phone will still, of course, return to data if you have no WiFi signal.

    Another trick is to go into Settings -> Application -> Development and turn on Stay Awake. This will keep your screen from shutting off if you have the phone plugged in. This is good if you're charging while you listen at night. The screen will still dim, but not shut off completely.
     
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    You can use a program called "screen filter" to dim the screen even more and then it will dim further. I use that when I need to see in the dark, when I want to save battery, or when I want the screen to stay on.

     
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    Eh I get by using all stock means. I keep android's power setting widget on one of my home screens allowing me to toggle quickly between 0, 5 and 10 brightness. All I do is toggle the brightness to 0 then activate the clock and hit the dimmer button on that screen so it goes darker.
     
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