Does 3G consume more battery?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by dadon123, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. dadon123 macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I have a jailbroken iPhone 3g and wanted to know if I always have 3g switched on, does it consume more battery?

    I'm on the 02 network and have 3g always switched on from SBSettings. I don't think I need it on as I can receive calls all the time. My understanding re:3g was only for video calling and stuff.

    I might be wrong so can someone correct me or answer the above question.

    Thanks
     
  2. jmann macrumors 604

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    Yes. Things like wifi, bluetooth, edge/3G all drain the battery. Turn it off when you aren't using it to conserve power.
     
  3. dadon123 thread starter macrumors member

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    Whats the point of 3g for the iphone anyway?
     
  4. jmann macrumors 604

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    Umm... like fast internet browsing when away from a wifi hotspot. It is a lot faster than edge. ;)
     

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