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WiFi and 4G

Discussion in 'Droid Bionic Tech Support' started by jhom, Dec 29, 2011.

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    I'm wondering whether the 4G radio is actually turned off when I'm using WiFi? Even though WiFi is running, the 4LTE icon is displayed. It may be white or blue. Recently, I installed Data Switch which enables/disables data. The 4LTE icon is not displayed when Data Switch disables data. I've noticed an increase in battery charge when I keep the 4LTE off with Data Switch, leading me to believe that normally the 4LTE radio is still on when WiFi is running. I'm I wrong?
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    There's one thing(i am sure)or may be more that 4gLTE/3g is turning on automatically when someone sending you the MMS.
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    when wifi is on data is off. Phone calls and text come in through different signals.

    Wifi also uses less battery as long as its on a stable wifi connection.

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    But, is data truly off? I've run both conditions, WiFi on/4LTE normally displayed and WiFi on/4LTE off with Data Switch. I seems with the Data Switch condition, I have more of a battery charge over similar time period and usage.
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    You can read my SIG. for some info...:)

    Edit:Your 4/3g is still active(consume your batt.)unless turning it off by Data switch to OFF.
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    Question... since I seem to be experiencing some HORRIBLE battery life I would like to try this out. Which battery switch application are y'all using? There are several on the market.

    tappin and talkin on my BIONIC
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    I'm using Data Switch. It is available from the market.