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[Q] About Wifi and data and their battery consumption

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2nd June 2014, 05:34 AM   |  #1  
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Hello to anyone who read this thread

My question is, when wifi is on, and I'm connected to a network, like home, work, school, etc. If 2G or 3G is also turned on, it isn't transfering data, but, is it consuming battery juice? just a little? or a lot? or none?
It's just that i'm lazy and think it's better that when I leave a wifi area, the phone keeps connected and I wouldn't have to remember to turn it on.
I don't like to use any kind of auto toggler or anything like that, and if it doesn't use battery, think my life would be easier

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2nd June 2014, 07:04 AM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by Zordak7

Hello to anyone who read this thread

My question is, when wifi is on, and I'm connected to a network, like home, work, school, etc. If 2G or 3G is also turned on, it isn't transfering data, but, is it consuming battery juice? just a little? or a lot? or none?
It's just that i'm lazy and think it's better that when I leave a wifi area, the phone keeps connected and I wouldn't have to remember to turn it on.
I don't like to use any kind of auto toggler or anything like that, and if it doesn't use battery, think my life would be easier

Thanks!

Yeah definately don't use an auto toggler those take more battery than they save. And over my years of android use i have never experienced a noticiable loss in battery from leaving data on while connected to wifi you should be just fine leaving it on as far as battery goes. It is true that you device can still use the data connection while connected to wifi (for instance MMS) but really I haven't noticed any extra battery suck.
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2nd June 2014, 09:39 AM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by Zordak7

Hello to anyone who read this thread

My question is, when wifi is on, and I'm connected to a network, like home, work, school, etc. If 2G or 3G is also turned on, it isn't transfering data, but, is it consuming battery juice? just a little? or a lot? or none?
It's just that i'm lazy and think it's better that when I leave a wifi area, the phone keeps connected and I wouldn't have to remember to turn it on.
I don't like to use any kind of auto toggler or anything like that, and if it doesn't use battery, think my life would be easier

Thanks!

leaving 3g on while wifi is connected doesn't suck your battery.. however I would recommend you to see that you don't leave wifi on when you are not connected... searching for wifi networks really takes hell lot of a battery :/
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5th June 2014, 06:27 AM   |  #4  
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Great
Thanks for the answears, so now I'll keep the data turned on all the time.
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