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General wifi reconnecting constantly cause battery to drain..

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Robert7107, Aug 14, 2013.

  1. Robert7107

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    i use wifi at home its fast,secure at work we have free wifi but its slow,unsecured and timed and open to public. it seems to disconnnect often atleast several times in a hour. wondering it that would drain battery if so more than just using 4g? i have a plan that allows 3gb a month i use 800-900 mb on average.. when i start work its 100% battery after 9 hrs its down to 40% or less..
     

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    In my exp its the 3G that drains battery. Try using wifi for a day and switch off 4g data.
    I find that leaving data on can use about 50-70% per day, on wifi, assuming all things equal, is probably about 40%.

    Test it for yourself. Bet your 4g is better than your wifi though! lol
     
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    i dont have the option to turn off data. the wifi at work doesnt seem to stay connected a problem that has happen to others as well and wont be fixed any time soon since its a luxury only. i check box to accept terms of wifi use and timer starts with 1 hour count down. but i loose connection often and well before hour is out i have had to recheck box again. wifi on phone is fine use at home with no issues. just wondering if the constant loss of connect and it reconnecting is causing it to drain battery faster than just turning off wifi and just use 4g.
     
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    Its odd you dont have an option to turn off mobile data.

    Does anyone else using your carrier know how to switch it off, just to test that it is the cause of your drain.
     
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    When the phone disconnects from Wi-Fi it should just go back to 4G. Now if the phone is trying to reconnect and failing until you interact it could cause excessive battery drain. It may be better to just use your 4G instead.
     

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