Keeping WIFI on, on the TB

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  1. phil1166

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    I noticed that when I'm at home, keeping my Wifi on my Thunderbolt saves my battery life. I was always under the assumption that keeping the wifi on drains the battery. Is this right?
     
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    Keeping wi-fi on where there isn't a router to connect to will cause a drop in battery because the phone is searching for a wi-fi signal and a 3G/4G signal. When you've connected to wi-fi at home or elsewhere, it stays connected and stops looking for a 3G/4G signal.
     
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    Yeah I have a wireless network running through my house. So, it is a good idea, because I'm not using a 3G/4G network.
     
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    There's a great free app called "Timeriffic" that allows you to schedule when your WiFi is on and off. I have it set to turn my Wifi on automatically around 6:30pm on weeknights when I usually get home from work. I have it set to turn off my WiFi around 7:30AM when I leave the house. I also have it set to change the ringer to vibrate when I'm at work. I love the app!
     
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    I turn it off when I'm not home or near a solid signal.
     
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    Yeah 4G for some reason uses a crap load of battery. But I stay off WiFi since 4g is faster than my home internet. I just keep it plugged in

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