Question about 3G

Discussion in 'iPad' started by kvizzel, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. kvizzel macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2011
    Should you turn it off when your not using it? Like, does anything drain 3G without usage. That's what I'm afraid of.
  2. Sketchr macrumors 6502a

    Jun 15, 2009
    No. Just keeping the settings to allow to connect to wifi if available. Then it will automatically (unless PW is required then you can store that too) connect to wifi if in range, otherwise it will connect to 3G automatically. 3G doesn't drain or get drained.
  3. thompson11 macrumors member

    Oct 12, 2009
    Better question: does having the 3G radio on affect battery life, even though you are connected to wifi?
  4. poloponies Suspended

    May 3, 2010
    It's trivial (<10%). If that makes a difference to you it takes 2 seconds to turn it off.
  5. kvizzel thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jan 15, 2011
    Okay thanks guys!

    I left 3G on with WiFi and without for about a couple hours each.

    The data usage was the same!

    but sometimes i'll just turn it off. just in case. :eek:

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