All iPads Is Airplane Mode the same as turning off wifi? Which conserves battery better?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by HarryWarden, Nov 7, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    When I am reading via the Kindle app or iBooks, which method is better for conserving battery: turning off Wifi or utilizing Airplane Mode?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

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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.

    Regards,
    Tom
     

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