Cell network search should I leave it on or turn it off

Laidbackal

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Dec 22, 2011
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I have been thinking too much about if I should continue to leave this off or turn it on. There is no explanation to what it does and why it is on the iPhone anyone have any idea.
 

gladoscc

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Jul 13, 2011
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Think of it like this, in laymans terms.

You're looking for a bus stop. You don't know where it is, but there are bus stops all over the country. You could just walk randomly and try to find it, or you could talk to someone and ask, "Where is the nearest bus stop?"

Replace bus stops with cell towers, and replace talk to someone with using your current location to determine it.
 

Laidbackal

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Dec 22, 2011
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Hm I guess I will leave it off I notice no difference with it on anyone else have any input.
 

lordofthereef

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Nov 29, 2011
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I have left mine on. I prefer signal all the time over battery life. here is a question for you: are you having battery issues? If not, why stress? Just leave it be!
 

Laidbackal

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Dec 22, 2011
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I have no issues with it off or on the signal is always the same I wish they didn't add a feature without explaining what it is in full.
 

Laidbackal

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Dec 22, 2011
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I'm just gonna leave it off an try not to worry about it. It is just a phone lol.
 

himynameiscody

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Most importantly has anyone noticed a Change when off vs on
 

himynameiscody

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There should be a baTrery mode where you press it when you're getting low and all the settings like gps are disabled and all settings tuned to preserve battery
 

Laidbackal

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Dec 22, 2011
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Yeah there should be a button. I advise everyone to just turn it off unless you notice some bad things going on I read apple is giving your information to different companies.
 

walie

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There should be a baTrery mode where you press it when you're getting low and all the settings like gps are disabled and all settings tuned to preserve battery
you mean something similar to what is seen in an Android phone?
 

himynameiscody

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walie said:
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There should be a baTrery mode where you press it when you're getting low and all the settings like gps are disabled and all settings tuned to preserve battery
you mean something similar to what is seen in an Android phone?
Didn't know they had one.
 

joec1101

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Jun 29, 2010
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The only time I've noticed any difference is when I'm in a "No Service" area and the phone constantly is searching for a cell network so it drains the battery much quicker. Probably 99.9% of the time that is not the case and there is ample service, so the phone isn't searching for the network (because it's already locked on to the network) and therefore not draining the battery (as quick).

I leave mine on all the time.