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Started by: raz446
On: 12/01/2019 | 19:03
Replies: 9
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by: raz446
on: 12/01/2019 | 19:03
Hi....has anyone else noticed ???? Upon using WIFI which was available as not secured as opposed to my Giff Gaff data...The battery levels drop so much more using Giff Gaff...Visited my usual Apps...no downloads just general regular searches... So HOW & WHY does Giff Gaff use more power from my battery.. I'm using an Android...
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by: nefarius
on: 12/01/2019 | 19:22 edited: 12/01/2019 | 19:24

Not with my phone it doesn't. It's the same.

 

Update. I take that back. Mr Google says WiFi uses less battery than 4g. I guess the signal is less draining? 

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by: gvmhb
on: 12/01/2019 | 19:26 edited: 12/01/2019 | 19:28

It most likely depends on how good your signal is and how near you are to the WiFi source.

Don't forget you could be miles away from a cellphone mast, so that would need more power to connect to than a WiFi connection that's only metres away. 

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by: baconbutty
on: 12/01/2019 | 19:45

Yes using network data uses more battery then using wifi .

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by: k89bpa
on: 12/01/2019 | 20:27

@gvmhb wrote:

It most likely depends on how good your signal is and how near you are to the WiFi source.

Don't forget you could be miles away from a cellphone mast, so that would need more power to connect to than a WiFi connection that's only metres away. 

This is the correct answer.

 

EE network drains my battery faster than any other network because of the signal strength, my Moto X4 can go ten days standby on the O2/Vodafone networks but only 4 on the EE/Three networks. That's because the O2/Vodafone mast is about 100-200yds away, the Three mast is about 1 mile away and I've no idea where the EE masts are but signal indicates it's some distance. 

 

Being on WiFi would help reduce the battery drain versus the EE and Three networks but it makes very little difference on the O2 and Vodafone networks. 

 

The above is all 4G versus WiFi and it also applies to 2G versus WiFi.

 

3G always seems to use more than WiFi, I've no idea why.

 

 

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by: tonicurtis1967
on: 12/01/2019 | 21:11
I think my battery drains as much with both tbh
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by: claire1uk
on: 12/01/2019 | 23:18
I changed my phone 6 months ago. My old phone was far better at keeping the charge than my new one and I have the same amount of apps.
Must be the brand's also.
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by: slarti
on: 14/01/2019 | 17:11

@raz446 If I'm not using them I turn off Data, WiFi, BlueTooth, & GPS as they all use up battery, even if you'r not using them.

 

And if WiFi and BlueTooth are not connected they use more battery than when they are, looking for a valid connection

 

Also it improves your personal security having those turned off if you are not using them.

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by: raz446
on: 15/01/2019 | 18:06
Thanks to all participants to my query...Few points raised I wish to reply to: Always have WiFi, Bluetooth off when using Giff Gaff data...WiFi does use less battery for sure and signal is up to date in my area... Thanks to All Smiley Happy Please feel free to participate further and add those kudos for me too..Nice One...
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by: raz446
on: 15/01/2019 | 18:13
P.S. Would of replied sooner but only today 15/1/19 received conformation from Giff Gaff that I had replies... Thanx All...
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