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3G - On or Off?

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by jcherepy, Jul 30, 2010.

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    When not using 3G, is it better to leave on or turn off? Any significant battery savings if turned off?

    Thanks.
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    I always turn 3G off when I can get Wifi. Not sure what the power savings are though.
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    It probably drains the battery a little, but doesn't seem to be much. I used to turn off GPS and Wifi/3G depending on exactly what I needed. Now, I've gotten lazy and just leave it all on since the battery lasts all day no matter.
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    WOW, I never turn anything off.
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    Never turn anything off...just let it use what it needs when it needs it...my iPad rules me....
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    i turn mine off.

    i turn it on when i'm heading out.
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    I leave it off until I specifically need it. I got my 3G after the door closed on unlimited plans, don't use that often, just the 250mb so it seems safer to just leave it off.
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    i also feel that leaving 3g might be used when you're not thinking about it, such as push, location services, and other stuff like that...
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    exactly... when you turn the screen off no more wifi so no push notification no push email... 3G takes over when wifi is off so your always connected...
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    You always save battery when wifi and 3G is one. It´s not much, but some magazine wrote that you save between 3-5 % when the 3G is off and 4-7 % when the wifi is off. The text is in a foreign language, but you can still check it out about the ipad. And even iLounge has a good test about the battery. Check it out!
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    Even Steve jobs compares the iPad and the Kindles battery time. Check it out here.

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