iPhone 4 wifi/3G battery question.

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by h0ttballer, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. h0ttballer macrumors member

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    Ok, So when I am at home, my IP4 is set to wifi instead of 3G. One question, does setting it on wifi 'waste' the battery? Is it better to turn on 3G? But does 3G data get downloaded even when I am not using the phone? Thanks!
     
  2. JulianL macrumors 65816

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    It's the opposite, WiFi is better for battery use. Apple's official specs quote 6 hours battery life when browsing via 3G and 10 hours when browsing via WiFi so Apple's official opinion is that WiFi consumes less power and they should know. My personal experience bears this out as well.

    - Julian
     
  3. iBaloney macrumors 6502

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    wow thats pretty sweet, not only do you get faster internet without incurring data charges using wifi you'll get better battery life too? cant wait til i get my ip4
     
  4. Saberon macrumors 6502a

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    Wifi=more battery life, faster, no data charges
     

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