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  1. michail71's Avatar
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    Is there a benefit to keeping WiFi always on if you are not streaming?

    For instance, is it better for your battery and LTE data usage to keep WiFi active when sleeping?
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    The battery might actually take a slight hit since it's keeping both the LTE and WIFI on. But the real benefit is it will reduce data usage since any push notification, etc. will use WIFI instead of data. Also, from a usability standpoint, it gives users the option to toggle this option on/off based on their preference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ousooner314 View Post
    The battery might actually take a slight hit since it's keeping both the LTE and WIFI on. But the real benefit is it will reduce data usage since any push notification, etc. will use WIFI instead of data. Also, from a usability standpoint, it gives users the option to toggle this option on/off based on their preference.
    Data turns off when connected to WiFi, so this should help the battery last longer.
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    It's very useful for people with limited data plans. For example, before the update, if you pushed apps to your phone from windowsphone.com while the phone was locked, it would download the app over data. I had to always remember to keep my phone unlocked while installing apps, but now that WiFi is always on, I don't need to bother.
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    Hi,

    When your the "data connection" is turned on, does this mean that the phone is constantly connected to the internet? becuase on other phones, you can select data to be on, then it would connect when you use an internet based app.

    I say this because i see the H or G symbol next to the signal indicator and i think its connected. So i turned data off and the battery was sweeet! If it is the case that its connected all the time, thats crazy, surely it can simply ask you to turn it on when you want to access the internet via a app? Same goes for the Wifi, if this is on, is it constantly searching?? Surely it can just search when you open the browser or app store?

    I dont want connections to be on all the time, and i dont want to have to manually go to settings to switch them on everytime i want to connect!

    Also, if you turn data connection off, does this mean that you cannot use 3g or 4g to make a no data phone call?? Because in some places the only connection possible is 3g instead of standard UMTS.

    Hopefully some one can clear this up for me.

    Battery is def better when they are off completely!

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