Can I save battery setting the network to 3G only when I'm not using data connection?

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  1. vinimdi

    vinimdi New Member

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    Hello droiders...
    For exemple, I'm using 4G network while I'm using the internet, and then I turn off the data connection..or I'm using Wi-Fi network, my network still is on 4G network even with the data connection turned off.
    So my question is, when I'm not using data connection, can I save battery setting my network to 3G only? Or this won't make a relevant difference on battery life?
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    There was an experiment done recently because people said turning on airplane mode while charging would make it charge faster. The result was you got a charge 4 minutes faster from a dead phone. When you consider it takes a couple hours to charge from 0 that's not a huge difference. I feel like the same will be seen in your question. You may save a little, but not noticable.

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    It may even be worse on 3G. A 4G capable phone will typically use more battery in a 3G only area. I think the 4G doesn't struggle as much. YMMV
     
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    have tried this but didn't notice any difference at all.
     
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