10-27-2012 02:39 AM
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  1. funkylogik's Avatar
    ok google Now suggests keeping it switched on.. i never use wifi so should i keep it on and how hard will it hit my battery when not connected?

    same question with GPS...
    ..i want to make the most out of Now and for it to really learn my life

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-25-2012 11:24 AM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    I would think it suggests it so people don't go over on their data plans. I only turn on wifi when I am in wifi range.

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums
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    10-25-2012 11:58 AM
  3. ansextra's Avatar
    I use wi-fi all the time at home since I have a relatively poor 4G signal in the house. I rarely use wifi outside the house. Regarding GPS I keep it on all the time. It only activates when an app needs it for some reason and it's just as easy keeping it on.
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    10-25-2012 12:10 PM
  4. funkylogik's Avatar
    I would think it suggests it so people don't go over on their data plans. I only turn on wifi when I am in wifi range.

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums
    nah aparently it helps with location even when youre not connected. im testing JB battery and so far wifi has used nothing but Maps has used .5%.... i usualy have maps disabled but im guessin Now wants it enabled?

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-25-2012 12:32 PM
  5. dwaynewilliams#WN's Avatar
    I keep mine in all the time just in case.

    from my Galaxy S3, baddest phone on the planet
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    10-25-2012 12:36 PM
  6. funkylogik's Avatar
    I keep mine in all the time just in case.

    from my Galaxy S3, baddest phone on the planet
    wifi? i dont mind a .5% use as long as its acheiving something...

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-25-2012 12:38 PM
  7. KreepyKen's Avatar
    I would think it suggests it so people don't go over on their data plans. I only turn on wifi when I am in wifi range.

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums
    They have databases of wifi locations that are used in Geolocation. I think I let them get a location for mine. So if anyone is walking or driving by my house with their Google Maps powered GPS, their device shakes hands with my router, and even though it can't "connect" to my network without a password, it reports the network to Google, which returns its location.

    These phones use a combination of GPS, cell towers, and known wifi network locations to pinpoint your location. Just helps with accuracy.
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    10-26-2012 08:54 PM
  8. carracerz14's Avatar
    Wifi will drain your battery when on and not connected, so keep it off unless you're using it no matter what Google now says, the gps is plenty.

    As for the gps, leave it on always, it only uses battery when it is being used by an app and that is only until it gets a location, so maybe a few seconds unless you're using navigation.

    The battery impact by gps is very minimal. But leaving wifi on will be a big impact.

    Sent from my RAZR MAXXIMUS
    10-26-2012 09:05 PM
  9. funkylogik's Avatar
    as i said though, wifi battery consumption is minimal, probably because mobile data is constantly on on my phone....
    and cheers Ken, thats pretty cool
    should i keep Maps enabled though to make the best of Now? that uses .5% in background...

    PS wifi has cost me 0% today since ive been nowhere near a wifi signal i guess?

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-26-2012 10:14 PM
  10. blaze5's Avatar
    ok google Now suggests keeping it switched on.. i never use wifi so should i keep it on and how hard will it hit my battery when not connected?

    same question with GPS...
    ..i want to make the most out of Now and for it to really learn my life

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    But wouldn't Google now use cell phone data and that might cause overrages

    Sent from my PC36100 using Android Central Forums
    10-26-2012 10:16 PM
  11. funkylogik's Avatar
    But wouldn't Google now use cell phone data and that might cause overrages

    Sent from my PC36100 using Android Central Forums
    sorry mate but what do you mean by overages?

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-26-2012 10:22 PM
  12. blaze5's Avatar
    Lol I mean if you have a data limit wouldn't using Google now on your mobile data all the time make you go over your limit (if you have one)

    Sent from my PC36100 using Android Central Forums
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    10-26-2012 10:23 PM
  13. funkylogik's Avatar
    Lol I mean if you have a data limit wouldn't using Google now on your mobile data all the time make you go over your limit (if you have one)

    Sent from my PC36100 using Android Central Forums
    id guess so mate yeah.. luckily im in a country where unlimited data is cheap as chips lol. i used over 20gb last cycle

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-26-2012 10:25 PM
  14. blaze5's Avatar
    id guess so mate yeah.. luckily im in a country where unlimited data is cheap as chips lol. i used over 20gb last cycle

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    Lucky you in the u.s we don't have those options lol

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    10-26-2012 10:29 PM
  15. geekymcfly's Avatar
    Lucky you in the u.s we don't have those options lol

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    Not true. I have tmobile and I used about 20gbs last month as well. But I do pay 140 for two GS3s with unlimited data

    "all animals are created equal but some animals are more equal than others" animal bylaws- animal farm
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    10-26-2012 10:54 PM
  16. blaze5's Avatar
    Not true. I have tmobile and I used about 20gbs last month as well. But I do pay 140 for two GS3s with unlimited data

    "all animals are created equal but some animals are more equal than others" animal bylaws- animal farm
    How are your speed because I do have sprint which is unlimited

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    10-26-2012 11:01 PM
  17. KreepyKen's Avatar
    as i said though, wifi battery consumption is minimal, probably because mobile data is constantly on on my phone....
    and cheers Ken, thats pretty cool
    should i keep Maps enabled though to make the best of Now? that uses .5% in background...

    PS wifi has cost me 0% today since ive been nowhere near a wifi signal i guess?

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    I get no appreciable drain from WiFi whether I'm on a wifi network or not. I leave mine on all the time. I do turn off GPS when I don't use it. The GPS itself doesn't use much, but I've found that Google Maps launches itself and starts eating battery when the GPS is on. If I turn off GPS, I have no random Maps activity. It's not a huge drain, but it could add up to 10% extra drain during a normal work day. Your mileage - or your kilometerage in your case - may vary, so you should just try out various settings and see if there is any difference in battery drain. A lot is going to depend on signal strength. If you have a strong data or wifi signal, it chews less battery. If you have a weak signal, it destroys your battery life.
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    10-26-2012 11:12 PM
  18. geekymcfly's Avatar
    How are your speed because I do have sprint which is unlimited

    Sent from my PC36100 using Android Central Forums
    Well that depends where I'm at. I'm currently in Vallejo, CA and the speeds are shifty but in my second home in Maryland I'm getting around 12mbps which is my book is good as hell

    "all animals are created equal but some animals are more equal than others" animal bylaws- animal farm
    10-26-2012 11:16 PM
  19. blaze5's Avatar
    Well that depends where I'm at. I'm currently in Vallejo, CA and the speeds are shifty but in my second home in Maryland I'm getting around 12mbps which is my book is good as hell

    "all animals are created equal but some animals are more equal than others" animal bylaws- animal farm
    Wow I don't even get 1mbps on a good day with sprint I guess I'm stuck between at&t and tmobile

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    10-26-2012 11:24 PM
  20. KreepyKen's Avatar
    Wow I don't even get 1mbps on a good day with sprint I guess I'm stuck between at&t and tmobile
    If you're in an AT&T LTE area, I can tell you it's blazingly fast. I was getting my car fixed in Manassas, VA a couple months ago, and the LTE speeds were as fast (possibly even faster) as my home WiFi.
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    10-26-2012 11:42 PM
  21. funkylogik's Avatar
    I get no appreciable drain from WiFi whether I'm on a wifi network or not. I leave mine on all the time. I do turn off GPS when I don't use it. The GPS itself doesn't use much, but I've found that Google Maps launches itself and starts eating battery when the GPS is on. If I turn off GPS, I have no random Maps activity. It's not a huge drain, but it could add up to 10% extra drain during a normal work day. Your mileage - or your kilometerage in your case - may vary, so you should just try out various settings and see if there is any difference in battery drain. A lot is going to depend on signal strength. If you have a strong data or wifi signal, it chews less battery. If you have a weak signal, it destroys your battery life.
    lol thanks but one strange thing about the UK is although we talk about litres, centimeteres, 24hour clock etc, we still talk in miles and MPH lol and when in the pub its a PINT of lager lol not 563ml or whatever lol

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-26-2012 11:57 PM
  22. funkylogik's Avatar
    How are your speed because I do have sprint which is unlimited

    Sent from my PC36100 using Android Central Forums
    i get between 3 and 7 mb/s lately which is fine for browsing/streaming.. bad for downloading big files lol
    15 (google now just told me thats $24 lol) gets me unlimited data, 3000sms and 300mins (i hate talking on phone so dont use much of them lol.
    plus i can change carrier at any time if i find a better deal
    4g is rolling out in UK so i wonder if theyl start gettin greedy? id happy stick with hspa+ and if more people move to 4g (LTE) then it should free up my network and make it faster

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-27-2012 12:06 AM
  23. blaze5's Avatar
    i get between 3 and 7 mb/s lately which is fine for browsing/streaming.. bad for downloading big files lol
    15 (google now just told me thats $24 lol) gets me unlimited data, 3000sms and 300mins (i hate talking on phone so dont use much of them lol.
    plus i can change carrier at any time if i find a better deal
    4g is rolling out in UK so i wonder if theyl start gettin greedy? id happy stick with hspa+ and if more people move to 4g (LTE) then it should free up my network and make it faster

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    Wow that's the deal of the century over here I pay for my phone and the wifes at 185$ and barely get 1mbps if only carriers were that cheap here

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    10-27-2012 12:10 AM
  24. HavnFunHere's Avatar
    I have the same deal. We have 2 Galaxy S-III with unlimited everything as well. Phone and Text and unlimited Data at $140.00+ tax a month. Best deal I have found in the USA. And I am getting a steady 20gbps down everywhere I go here in Atlanta, Ga. I am on the T-Mobile network. Sprint nor AT&T can touch T-Mobile's D/L speeds. Getting 3.6 gbps upload speeds constantly as well.
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    10-27-2012 01:11 AM
  25. funkylogik's Avatar
    without wanting to patronise, if more people in the US buy their unlocked handset, put a pre-pay sim in it and be free to pick and choose their carrier month to month, take the power away from the big dinosaur carriers, prices would plummet. i know its hard because you get subsidised phones but if you cut that cord... youre free
    its also more complex in the US due to different frequencies etc i know... i dont envy you

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-27-2012 01:34 AM
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