Does weak signal kill battery faster?

mws_1984

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I went to work today with my phone fully charged at 100%. By noon it was already down to 45% and I wasn't even using it. I know it had just one bar of service on T Mobile. Could it have been searching for signal and that killed the battery. I had no apps going in the background or anything so this struck me as odd. Working at same place and also not really using it was fine yesterday.
 

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If you don't have Wifi available at work then I suggest turning off LTE through the cellular settings. Maybe HSPA+ will get better signal.

I assume you're getting LTE at your workplace. If not then I don't know what more to say.
 

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Well I work construction so my phone was in my lunchbox all day unless I check it. It does vary what type of signal I am getting. Also I looked at the usage yesterday and it had alot of home screen activity. so wondering if maybe a button was being pushed while I had it put away cause I don't spend 49% of my time on the home screen.
Today my battery only went down like 10% so I'd imagine it was the signal strength jumping around.
 

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