Wifi, Airtime and Battery issue.

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    Today I decided to use an open wifi network to do some surfing in order to save on minutes. Worked great. The problem is that when I was done I forgot to turn it off when I was done. My battery was dead in a matter of hours. I'm assuming that leaving the wifi on did it.

    Is there a way to set a time out for wifi?

    Another thing is that I never got a low battery alarm. Is there a way to turn one on. If there is I can't find it.
     
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    You might try this app.
     
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    I am using" WiFI OnOff" from the market.. - free.. puts a toggle right on the screen.. touch it -- ON Touch it -- OFF Works great
     
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    When your battery gets too low the notification light will turn on and blink red, when you get REALLY low it's a steady red light and the lock screen will tell you "Plug in charger" or something to that effect.

    Also, did you battery train? I run wifi 24/7 at home and at work and I never have battery drainage issues.
     
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    i dont know if i trained my battery correctly in the beginning

    is it too late?
     
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    My battery on this phone dies in three hours no matter what. Just bought the Droid last week. Not really impressed with it so far.
     
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    I use locale to turn my WiFi on when at home, and off when not at home (can manually over ride it I assume, only installed locale Friday).
    When my phone goes to sleep, it seems to shut down WiFi as I don't have battery drain issues, unless I am using it.

    Used the phone moderatly the last 3 days, and am now only charging it and it said 60% when I plugged it in.
     
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    You can set your Wifi to automatically shut off when your phone goes into sleep mode. It will then come back on when the phone wakes back up. I have mine set up this way. I never manually turn off wifi, and I get 12-18 hours of moderate to heavy data use on a full charge.

    - Go to Menu -> Settings -> Wireless & networks -> Wi-Fi settings
    - On the Wifi Settings page, press the Menu button on the bottom of the phone
    - Select "Advanced"
    - "Under Wi-Fi sleep policy" select "When screen turns off"

    Wifi generally uses less power than 3G because it only has to transmit a few hundred feet at most to the wifi access point, instead of a mile or more to the nearest cell phone tower for 3G. The biggest draw on the phone's battery is usually the screen. It is almost always responsible for 50%-70% of the battery usage on my phone.
     
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    So does "no matter what" mean the phone sitting idle on standby?

    If so, the battery is defective. Get a replacement.

    If "no matter what" means "heavy web usage, marginal signal, bluetooth, wi-fi, 3G all going full bore" then I'd say 3 hours is about right.
     
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