Turn off 3G/2G but retain wifi

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  1. nka

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    Solved: Turn off 3G/2G but retain wifi

    Hey all, Verizon has zero coverage in my school's library. The wifi connection is great. I have noticed in previous phones that the phone constantly searching for a cell-network signal drains the battery like crazy.

    How do I turn off the cell-service but keep wifi on? I tried turning off "Network data" but that doesn't seem to do the trick.

    Update: Due to the kindness of Droid-savvy commenters, it appears that you can turn off cell-service while retaining Wifi.

    1) Turn on Airplane mode via holding down the sleep/wake button on the top of the droid

    2) select airplane mode

    3) Turn on wifi via Network settings or Wifi toggle widget.
     
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    Hold down the button on the top and select airplane mode.
     
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    If you select Airplane mode, you turn off the wifi, don't you?
     
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    Hold down the Screen Lock/Power button.
    A menu will appear with the following options:
    -Silent Mode, Airplane Mode, Power Off.
    Select Airplane mode, THEN turn on Wi-Fi (Airplane Mode turns off all radios: Bluetooth, Cellular, Wi-Fi).
    You can also turn Airplane Mode on and off by going to the Home Screen and pressing Menu > Settings > Wireless & Networks > Airplane Mode

    When you are done make sure to turn Airplane Mode off or you won't get any cell service.
     
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    I should of been more clear, like this poster.
     
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    I tried that and despite turning the wifi on, I can't browse the internet. Are you sure this works?
     
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    I'll test it for you right now
     
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    You were clear. However I tried that before posting. And I could not get wifi to function properly.
     
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    It does, I turned airplane mode on, then used the app togglewifi to turn the wifi on, then browsed the web. Do you need a key to gain access to the wifi?
     
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    I was already connected prior to hitting airplane mode. I will try again when at home where the network is easier to access. Thanks for testing it out to confirm.
     
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    No problem, hope you get it worked out.
     
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    Got it, thx. The phone constantly searching for a signal kills the battery at an incredible rate!
     
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