1. john_777's Avatar
    I have been messing with the settings of my new lumia 520 and found the Advance Settings of the Wifi.
    There is option to enable/disable: "Keep Wi-fi on when the screen times out"
    What is the best option? What will happen to the Software updates (apps, OS) being downloaded if the settings was set to disable? What about notifications of online apps like email and facebook?
    07-13-2013 08:10 AM
  2. Need4Geek's Avatar
    Of course any notifications and/or downloads will be suspended until your phone reconnects to the WiFi. I suggest you to enable it only if you're downloading something or if you're waiting for an email.
    07-13-2013 08:20 AM
  3. MAkhdar's Avatar
    You still get notifications, it checks periodically, I personally have it enabled and it helps make the battery last longer.
    07-13-2013 08:32 AM
  4. foxbat121's Avatar
    If you're on a small data cap, it is best to keep WiFi alive. The extra battery consumption is negligible according to my experiment.
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    07-13-2013 08:33 AM
  5. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    Regarding the OP (kind of), do you recommend leaving Wifi and 4G/LTE on all the time? If so, which one takes priority over the other, and how will that affect my battery?
    07-13-2013 08:35 AM
  6. elyodeel's Avatar
    I have a 920. I leave the WiFi on whenever I am in a building with poor cell service. It actually improves my battery life, I suspect because it uses the WiFi instead of low signal LTE.
    07-13-2013 10:09 AM
  7. foxbat121's Avatar
    Regarding the OP (kind of), do you recommend leaving Wifi and 4G/LTE on all the time? If so, which one takes priority over the other, and how will that affect my battery?
    I leave both on my 920 on all the time. Wifi will have priority over cell data. As for battery life, you will only notice a little if you use your phone a lot (screen on) in an area that there is no wifi service. The phone will search for wifi networks from time to time if it is not connected to one. But the phone won't search for wifi network when screen is off.
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    07-13-2013 10:16 AM
  8. awkm's Avatar
    I have a 920. I leave the WiFi on whenever I am in a building with poor cell service. It actually improves my battery life, I suspect because it uses the WiFi instead of low signal LTE.
    This. If a phone is constantly battling low signal it's best to use wifi if it's available.
    07-13-2013 10:46 AM
  9. Dadstar0410's Avatar
    So do you guys suggest I leave both on? I'm constantly switching one off to turn the other one on every time I leave my house.
    07-13-2013 06:26 PM
  10. juan6996's Avatar
    I leave the WIFI on because I hate waiting for it to reconnect when I unlock the screen. Haven't noticed extra battery drain.
    07-13-2013 06:30 PM

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