Battery drain (bad signal?)

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  1. Loves2spoon macrumors 65816

    Loves2spoon

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    Hi, just moved to a new area and there are a lot of hills and tree's here. I get 1-2 bars of 3G.

    When you have a weak signal does your phones battery drain faster? When I was back at my old home I always had 5 bars and better life.
     
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  3. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    Yes if there is a bad signal you're phone will increase it's power to the antenna to compensate. Why do you think Airplane mode was originally made?
     
  4. Jason black macrumors regular

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    Thats not why airplane mode was made genius...
     
  5. libertysat macrumors regular

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    My work has me in remote areas
    Wheni had a droidi had to keep a charger in dash as the battery got sucked dry

    My iphone sucks battery faster than in town. But nothing like droid
     
  6. mnsportsgeek macrumors 65816

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    Yup, I lose battery much faster on my college campus than i do at my home.
     
  7. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    Per Wikipedia: One feature that Airplane mode can be noted for is its power saving abilities, Because the device has no connectivity to a mobile network, it has no reason to search continuously for reception and so the battery last longer.
     
  8. Moccasin macrumors 6502a

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    I travel to/through areas with bad signal quite frequently and yes the battery drains very fast. If I'm away from power then I'll turn 3G, wifi, notifications, location services off. I never use BT. I'll sometimes turn off cellular data too if I'm very low on battery or I'm not using the phone for anything other than calls/SMS.
     
  9. NachoGrande macrumors 6502a

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    Airplane more was design so the phone didn't interfere with the plane and still use the phone features. I've been a pilot for over a decade :rolleyes:
     
  10. JRoDDz macrumors 68000

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    Yes I've edited my original reply. BTW I've yet to see an airplane brought down due to someone not turning off their cell phones.:rolleyes:
     
  11. NachoGrande macrumors 6502a

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    It won't bring down a plane, but believe me it messes with the equipment.

    ETA: not a airline pilot so I doubt a cell phone would affect major Jet liners... but small planes are affected..
     

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