My experience is that wifi connected and not actively used is a light
battery load, wifi actively used (i.e. browsing) is a noticeable battery
load, and wifi searching and trying to connect is a very heavy battery load.

I am in lots of different places in any given week. The Android UI has an
easy way to turn wifi on and off, so I keep wifi off unless I am actually
using it. I treat GPS the same way, and I rarely use it because it is slow.

Tom Jedrzejewicz

"Illegitimi non carborundum"

On Fri, Aug 5, 2011 at 10:38 AM, David Gibbs <david@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

On 8/5/2011 12:27 PM, John Jones wrote:
Along those lines my wife's Samsung Epic seems to drain a lot during the
when she's at work. Right now we're working the assumption that it's the
WiFi. She doesn't have a WAP she can connect to when at work but there
WAPs available. So the phone is apparently always trying to talk to the
available WAP. At home it connects to our WiFi no problems.

Wifi shouldn't take that much battery power ... even less when it can't
actually connect.

There should be a setting to turn OFF the ability to connect to any
available AP.

I'll know for sure tonight :)


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