Leave wifi setting on when away from wifi drains battery?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Dragoro, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. Dragoro macrumors 6502

    Dragoro

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    Wondering if I should turn off the wifi on my iphone 4 when Im away from wifi service to save battery or does it not matter?
     
  2. tgi macrumors 65816

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    Yes I always turn it off when I'm not connected.

    The thing that kills your battery is when your phone is constantly looking for a wifi signal and there's none available.
     
  3. Dragoro thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    Depends of your usage and goals. Personally, I have no problem making it through a day on one charge with wifi always on. If you often find yourself running out of power before you can get to a charger, it might be worth it to switch wifi off. Not sure how much time it will save you though.

    Posts that claim it will "kill" your battery life are probably hyperbole. :)
     
  5. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    It doesn't use up much battery at all, so I leave it on all the time.

    I turn off "ask to join networks" though, just because it drives me mental.
     
  6. tgi macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the tip, had no idea you could turn off "ask to join". It was driving me crazy too, that's why I just turn off wifi all together when not in use.
     
  7. jabingla2810 macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, try that.

    If you find you can't make it through a full day, try turning it off all together, but I've found it doesn't use up much battery at all.

    I like getting home and not having to turn it back on :)
     
  8. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Same here.
    I never turn wifi off.
    It hardly uses any extra battery if it doesnt always scan for available networks.
    I always turn that setting off too.
     

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