3G - On or Off?

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

  1. jcherepy

    jcherepy
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2010
    Messages:
    108
    Thanks Received:
    0
    When not using 3G, is it better to leave on or turn off? Any significant battery savings if turned off?

    Thanks.
     
  2. iceman

    iceman
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2010
    Messages:
    232
    Thanks Received:
    0
    I always turn 3G off when I can get Wifi. Not sure what the power savings are though.
     
  3. pallentx

    pallentx
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Junkie

    Joined:
    May 28, 2010
    Messages:
    663
    Thanks Received:
    5
    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.
     
  4. Bluesjam

    Bluesjam
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2010
    Messages:
    252
    Thanks Received:
    3
    WOW, I never turn anything off.
     
  5. vsstanton

    vsstanton
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Apr 24, 2010
    Messages:
    66
    Thanks Received:
    2
    Never turn anything off...just let it use what it needs when it needs it...my iPad rules me....
     
  6. ivanmarkchang

    ivanmarkchang
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2010
    Messages:
    100
    Thanks Received:
    0
    i turn mine off.

    i turn it on when i'm heading out.
     
  7. BrennB

    BrennB
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2010
    Messages:
    1,278
    Thanks Received:
    6
    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.
     
  8. ivanmarkchang

    ivanmarkchang
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2010
    Messages:
    100
    Thanks Received:
    0
    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...
     
  9. Big samm

    Big samm
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2010
    Messages:
    59
    Thanks Received:
    0
    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...
     
  10. CaseShop.se

    CaseShop.se
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    Aug 11, 2010
    Messages:
    20
    Thanks Received:
    0
    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!
     

Share This Page



Search tags for this page
always leave 3g on
,
iphone leave 3g on or off
,
is it cheaper to keep 3g off?
,
leave 3g on or turn on as needed
,

leaving 3g always on