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Old Nov 7, 2012, 04:32 PM   #1
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Is Airplane Mode the same as turning off wifi? Which conserves battery better?

When I am reading via the Kindle app or iBooks, which method is better for conserving battery: turning off Wifi or utilizing Airplane Mode?
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Old Nov 7, 2012, 04:36 PM   #2
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Turning off WiFi alone is actually worse, in general. That's because your phone will now use its cellular radio (higher battery consumption) for all its behind-the-scene communications.

OTOH, Airplane Mode turns ALL radios off. so this is the best way to conserve battery. You won't get any e-mail, text, calls, etc. either.

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