Use Wi-Fi while having Airplane Mode on

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  1. Rafagon

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  2. Europa

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    Yep, it is pretty handy. I first learned about it a few months after I got my 3G in 2008. I use it a lot. It's nice when you're in an area with WiFi and a poor cellular signal since the battery will drain as it's searching for a signal. It's also nice when using Skype since Skype automatically ends your call if a cellular call comes in.
     
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    Got some incredible usage times by using this trick!

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    This includes a very small amount of time on regular (all radios on) mode.
     
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    This is true, if you really want to save some battery life while using wifi, it's better to go on Airplane mode or Do not Disturb. I do that sometimes :)
     
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    "Do Not Disturb" by itself helps a negligible amount when it comes to saving battery (e.g., instead of producing a sound, your phone remains silent, thereforee saving a couple billionths of a mAh). You will want to engage Airplane Mode to turn off your cellular radio and the phone's signal-seeking behavior.
     
  6. alicepattinson

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    Yupz! I completely agree
     
  7. AdamDaieh

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    I do this too. I was able to use my phone longer when I'm in airplane mode.
     
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    In this thread: unmarried people with land lines.
     
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