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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by steventrannn, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. steventrannn

    steventrannn Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Do you leave your android wifi on or do you turn it off when you're not using the internet?

  2. Saltine713

    Saltine713 Android Enthusiast

    I leave it on whenever I am within a wifi source. Why?
  3. Goreygirl

    Goreygirl Android Enthusiast

    I leave it on and it flips between the two, prioritising my remembered WiFi connections over mobile network.
  4. steventrannn

    steventrannn Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Would it drain my phone battery faster by leaving wifi on all day?
  5. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

    Not if you use Y5 or a similar app to shut wifi off according to your location so it doesn't waste battery searching for a connection.
  6. Sashreek

    Sashreek Newbie

    I turn it off and you better should, as it drains your battery quickly.
  7. Saltine713

    Saltine713 Android Enthusiast

  8. TNJ9

    TNJ9 Newbie

    I leave it off unless I can't get 3/4G connectivity.
  9. saptech

    saptech Android Expert

    At home I leave mine on all the time. If i'm on the road I turn it off and if I need net access, I turn on the 4G, unless I think there may be wifi access available.

    I guess it does drain the battery if you leave it on and it's 'Searching'.

    I'll have to give the Y5 a try. I like the idea of it turning itself off.
  10. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

    I leave it on all the time and let Y5 handle the switching. No battery drain.
  11. Saltine713

    Saltine713 Android Enthusiast

    True, or just shut it off youself, Y5 takes battery life to keep it running all of the time.
  12. Kicksilver

    Kicksilver Android Enthusiast

    If you are connected to some hotspot with Wifi on all the time, the battery drain is minimium.

    My phone loses 2% of charge overnight, while sitting in my table, during my sleep. (around 8hrs/night)
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  13. As announced above, it's best to turn it off, even if you use a battery saver like Juice Defender. It's just redundant keeping it on when you aren't using it.
  14. Crashdamage

    Crashdamage Android Expert

    No, it doesn't use a significant amount of power. Uses so little you will never be able to tell it's on. Saves the hassle of manual switching without a power penalty.

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