Turning off "Ask to join networks" for power saving

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  1. ThrowAway

    ThrowAway New Member

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    I have read a few different people on other sites state that if you turn off "Ask to join networks" you get a large boost in battery life because the iPod touch scans for networks every 8 seconds and this uses a large amount of power.

    Has anyone read this before and/or tried this? Just wondering is there any truth to this or just another urban myth.
  2. royalblue

    royalblue Banned

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    makes sense to me. of course your wifi would have to be on for it to scan anyways
  3. JohnyW

    JohnyW New Member

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    I haven't really noticed any difference, but I would figure it would make a difference.
  4. murphmanny

    murphmanny Banned

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    i turn it off, just to be safe
  5. breakkdown

    breakkdown Active Member

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    yeah, if you turn it off, it doesnt matter about it checking for networks,
    you;ll be saving power anyway
  6. murphmanny

    murphmanny Banned

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    and it saves me from going through those popup menus everytime we stop at a red light
  7. Baker5

    Baker5 Well-Known Member

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    yup and its alot easier when youre at some tech store when its going crazy looking for a network

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