So is it "good" to leave wifi on? Battery saving?

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  1. Coupe

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    So, from what I see in my settings I can expect wifi to handle all data since it defaults to wifi pver the network.

    I check "best wifi performance" and this may use less battery than the 3G, and a bunch less than the 4g (although I typically run CDMA only).

    Is my thinking correct that leaving wifi on at home would consume less battery than CDMA only (leaving wifi off) I should mention that I also leave "always on mobile data" checked, and wifi never sleeps.
     
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    WiFi is easier on your battery if you're in one place and your connection is consistent. If you're traveling around, you should turn WiFi off because it's constantly looking for a signal to connect to, and that will use more battery. I leave mine off unless I'm someplace where I know I can connect; otherwise I leave it on the network full-time.
     
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    I use JuiceDefender - battery saver to automatically manage WiFi connectivity. It does things like turning WiFi off when your screen locks and "learning" where your preferred WiFi networks are. You can even set a nighttime schedule to have it sleep when you're not using the phone, yet still connect for preset intervals during the night to download email, text msgs, etc. Also, even when searching for WiFi it will stop searching if it fails to connect after 1 minute. You can even select which individual apps connect to the network and when. Download the free version to try. Then, you can buy JuiceDefender Plus or JuiceDefender Ultimate for total control. Once it's been running for about 48 hrs., the "About" tab will show you exactly how much battery power it saved.

    Check the link below for a detailed description of features.


    Overview | How to use JuiceDefender


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  4. mountainbikermark

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    The worse your 3g reception the greater the battery saving of wifi over it. Once i started turning 3g off when at home ( 0-2 bars) my battery life nearly doubled on my Incredible. I am just repeating the same habit with the Rezound so I'm not sure how much it's saving but it's probably as much.

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    Thats what I was thinking Mark, but instead of actually turning off the 4G the Wifi is set up to take top spot, so that keeps the 4G from doing its thing, so I figure it would help save battery even with leaving it set to 4G. So I am leaving it in high performance with wifi on and getting the better part of 8 hours easy.
     
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    High performance, data never sleep, wifi never sleep, syncing 3 gmail accounts. I have 4g enabled for when I am away from wifi.



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    I personally never turn Wifi off, never have, dont think I ever will.

    One of the ways I make sure Wifi doesnt kill my battery is to change the scan interval to 300 seconds from the default 30.
     
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    How is this done?
     
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    must be rooted and have a root file browser to edit the value in the build.prop file in /system/
     
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    Something I have noticed, when the phone goes to sleep it reverts to the wireless signal set. If you have it on 3g it lasts all day
    From my Rockin Rezound
     
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