**Wi-Fi or 3G**

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by gharvell, Oct 21, 2011.

  1. gharvell macrumors member

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    Conflicting information, need help.
    Which is more of a drain on the battery running Wi-Fi or 3G....
     
  2. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    3G browsing: 6 hours
    WiFi browsing 9 to 10 hours (depending on 4 or 4S)
     
  3. gharvell thread starter macrumors member

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    so you recommend wi-fi if i understand that correctly...
    3g drain the battery fasted??????
     
  4. Carl G35c macrumors 6502

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    yes and yes. Plus wifi is faster
     
  5. gharvell thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks so much...
    i personally like wi-fi better.....
     
  6. aztooh macrumors 6502a

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  7. treyjustice macrumors 65816

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    I get better battery life when I use wifi at home and work. Plus I get 20 Mbps down instead of 4...
     
  8. gharvell thread starter macrumors member

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    Why when you search saving batter life do most searches say to turn wi-fi off?????
     
  9. ap3604 macrumors 68000

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    You turn it off when your away from WiFi (say... out on the road) so that your phone doesn't waste battery constantly looking for a WiFi signal that isn't there...
     
  10. gloryunited macrumors 6502

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    But you can't turn off 3G even if you only wish to use WiFi to browse now, can you?
     
  11. CmdrThor macrumors member

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    Yes you can, you can turn off all cellular data. You just can't turn off 3G only and leave 2G on anymore.
     
  12. hotspace macrumors newbie

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  13. gloryunited macrumors 6502

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    ahh but that means no phone calls right?
     
  14. decafjava macrumors 68000

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    No-just no data.
     
  15. gloryunited, Oct 21, 2011
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    gloryunited macrumors 6502

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    Did we have the option of "WiFi only" to avoid excessive 3G data usage, while being able to receive phone calls, back in iOS4?

    curious non-iPhone user here...
     

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