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  1. steventrannn

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

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    I leave it on whenever I am within a wifi source. Why?
     
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    I leave it on and it flips between the two, prioritising my remembered WiFi connections over mobile network.
     
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    Would it drain my phone battery faster by leaving wifi on all day?
     
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    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.
     
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    I turn it off and you better should, as it drains your battery quickly.
     
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    Yup
     
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    I leave it off unless I can't get 3/4G connectivity.
     
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    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.
     
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    I leave it on all the time and let Y5 handle the switching. No battery drain.
     
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    True, or just shut it off youself, Y5 takes battery life to keep it running all of the time.
     
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    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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    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.
     
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    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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