1. dylan808's Avatar
    i'll just get right to it.
    when i leave for work in the morning. i set the toggles for Wi-Fi and Auto Sync to OFF. my workplace has no Wi-Fi so i'm on network data all day so i turn off auto sync to avoid any unnecessary data drain.
    but today as i was going through the general sync settings and saw another setting called "Background Data" which makes applications sync, send and recieve data at anytime.
    my question is if i want to avoid any unnecessary data drain should both Auto Sync AND Background data be unchecked?
    and if both are unchecked does that mean apps will only use data if i manually go into the app and refresh?

    thanks in advance
    02-27-2011 07:40 PM
  2. p4174w's Avatar
    You can disable the 'Mobile Network' in Settings>Wireless & Networks. This will cut you off from the internet. You can even put a widget/shortcut on one of your home screens to toggle it on and off. Very useful
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    02-27-2011 08:54 PM
  3. dylan808's Avatar
    ah yeah i know which one your talking about. i have the widget on one of my screens and turn off data when i have wifi.
    but the thing is when i'm off wifi i wanna be able to just access the internet without having to toggle it on/off all the time (if that makes sense). but that's just me being nitpicky.
    but i could do that. it's only a button press away and it could probably save me a few MBs. :P
    02-27-2011 10:52 PM
  4. edgar's Avatar
    switching on/off mobile network will save some KBs maybe and more importantly some battery
    02-28-2011 01:30 PM
  5. dylan808's Avatar
    yeah i tried it at work today.
    i only turned data on when i wanted to check my emails/facebook/newsfeeds
    turned it off afterwards.
    i used about 40MBs of data in about 10 hours. and saw a small improvement in battery life. by the end of the work day i still had 60% battery left, and that's 10 hours after unplugging it from the charger
    02-28-2011 08:18 PM
  6. grasstrout's Avatar
    With juice defender I can go 10 hours and only use 20%...it keeps mobile data off so nothing can use it and turns it on every 2 hours so gmail can sync

    Sent from my Inspire 4G
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    02-28-2011 08:25 PM
  7. dylan808's Avatar
    With juice defender I can go 10 hours and only use 20%...it keeps mobile data off so nothing can use it and turns it on every 2 hours so gmail can sync

    Sent from my Inspire 4G
    wow thats really good.
    i've heard a lot about juice defender. i'm thinking about trying it out. but so far with my usage i can get a full days worth of charge. maybe once i get more apps and start becoming more of a heavy user i'll get it.
    02-28-2011 09:05 PM
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