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Support Wifi Battery Usage Question

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jasf, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. jasf

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    I leave wifi on all the time. Would toggling Wifi on and off make a difference? I only use the wifi at home so it would be fairly easy to turn on when I'm home and off when I'm not.
     

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    When WiFi is enabled and not connected, it checks for new networks every few minutes. It does actually chew up quite a bit of battery. Toggling WiFi off when not needed should have you a good chunk of battery.
     
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    Should I also turn off the Mobile Data when on Wifi? I was under the assumption that the phone would auto toggle the Mobile Data when connected to Wifi.
     
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    Mine appears to shut down Mobile Data when connected via wifi, however the switching back and forth goes poorly and usually results in me having no data connectivity until a reboot.

    Gave up for now til they have a fix, just mobile data for me for now...
     

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