Does running cellular data in background consume power?

Discussion in 'iOS 8' started by arnabdas, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. arnabdas macrumors newbie

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    If I run cellular data in the background and then turn on wifi, the wifi is used and not the cellular data. This is known. My question is, does this consume battery power because the phone is constantly searching for 3G signal?

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  2. Woochifer macrumors 6502a

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    Apr 22, 2007
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    Yep. If you're in a weak reception area, the cellular antenna will chew through your battery reserves like crazy.
     

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