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    Default Poor Wifi = worse battery?

    I hope my subject is self explanatory. Wondering if poor Wifi speeds are as bad for battery as bad network reception.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Poor Wifi = worse battery?

    Poor WiFi speeds or poor WiFi connection? (As in you only get 1 or 2 bars)

    I upgraded my home internet a few months ago and saw no difference in battery life even with 5x the speed. Poor signal strength could have an effect, but it won't be as severe as having only or two bars of cell data.
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    Default Re: Poor Wifi = worse battery?

    Poor wifi signal means the phone has to work harder to maintain a signal and that uses battery power

    My M8 posted this
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    Default Re: Poor Wifi = worse battery?

    Poor signal can mean worse battery, but also an exceptionally fast connection can. The Wi-Fi itself wouldn't, but if you do a lot of large data transmissions, the rest of the phone will be doing more processing of the data, and that would increase battery usage.
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    Default Re: Poor Wifi = worse battery?

    When I first got my M8, I would go to bed 100% charge, and wake up 70%...WTF??

    Eventually figured out that the new router Verizon put in had ****ty wifi range, and from the basement to the upstairs bedroom was enough distance to bork it up...

    So I used Tasker to shut the wifi off between 1:00am (when I usually go to bed) and 8:00am (When my alarm goes off to get up), and my charge level each morning is now around 90%...still a lot of loss, but better than 70%...
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    Default Re: Poor Wifi = worse battery?

    Quote Originally Posted by whitelunchbag View Post
    Poor wifi signal means the phone has to work harder to maintain a signal and that uses battery power

    My M8 posted this
    This. Usually any type of weak signal hurts phone battery.

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    Default Re: Poor Wifi = worse battery?

    What is the amp rating for the wall charger? 1.5? 2 amps?
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    1.5A

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