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

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Laidbackal, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. Laidbackal macrumors regular

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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.
     
  2. gladoscc macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  3. Laidbackal thread starter macrumors regular

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    Your very good with words lol but do you have yours on or off.
     
  4. gladoscc macrumors 6502

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    On for faster signal.

    Off for more battery life.

    I have it at off.
     
  5. Laidbackal thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hm I guess I will leave it off I notice no difference with it on anyone else have any input.
     
  6. Laidbackal thread starter macrumors regular

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    What does the average user here do leave it on or off.
     
  7. lordofthereef macrumors G5

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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!
     
  8. Laidbackal thread starter macrumors regular

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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.
     
  9. Duckit macrumors regular

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    Just leave it on...it doesn't effect the battery life that much.
     
  10. Laidbackal thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm just gonna leave it off an try not to worry about it. It is just a phone lol.
     
  11. himynameiscody macrumors 6502a

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    Most importantly has anyone noticed a Change when off vs on
     
  12. Arnezie macrumors 65816

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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
     
  14. Laidbackal thread starter macrumors regular

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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.
     
  15. walie macrumors 6502a

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    you mean something similar to what is seen in an Android phone?
     
  16. himynameiscody macrumors 6502a

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    Didn't know they had one.
     
  17. Laidbackal thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah android has a good service but the battery life still sucks.
     
  18. joec1101 macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  19. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    Mine is usually off. I have no idea what this does and I may go read the manual about it and see what it actually does.
     
  20. Laidbackal thread starter macrumors regular

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    See the problem is that no one really knows what it does smh at apple.
     
  21. Laidbackal thread starter macrumors regular

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    Who was the genius to add this random feature.
     

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