1. ForgWorm's Avatar

    Is it better to use wifi to lengthen battery life for the iPhone 5? Or is it better off not?

    Thanks in advance!

    - James
    12-27-2012 11:55 PM
  2. sherlock's Avatar
    Surely on if you're using it as opposed to cellular data.
    12-27-2012 11:57 PM
  3. ForgWorm's Avatar
    Thank you sherlock!
    12-28-2012 12:11 AM
  4. boldBud's Avatar
    The difference is pretty big. Keep it on if you can.
    12-28-2012 01:29 AM
  5. Nolander07's Avatar
    I always just leave mine on. I haven't noticed a significant battery drain of it is on and I am not in an area with wifi and not connected to wifi. The battery is significantly better if I am using wifi vs. LTE.
    12-28-2012 07:15 AM
  6. anon(4698833)'s Avatar
    WiFi is much more efficient at data transfer than 3G/4G or even LTE...so when you're actually using the phone, it will save you battery life as it does not use as much power to function over a WiFi network.

    When your phone is in sleep mode, it reverts back to cellular data anyways for almost everything but WiFi updates...so in sleep mode, given the phone isn't really doing much except the occasional push notification, battery life differences are kind of hard to properly register because the phone isn't really performing any major tasks...i would still imagine WiFi would be more efficient just because by nature, if it's more efficient while being used, it's probably the same while asleep.
    12-28-2012 08:59 AM
  7. ForgWorm's Avatar
    Thank you guys for your opinions! Much appreciated

    I guess I will be using wifi most of the times now
    12-28-2012 09:10 AM

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