Wifi or 3G - Which drains faster?

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  1. NayLoMo6C

    NayLoMo6C New Member

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    On an iP4, or any other iPhone, which will drain more battery life, accessing data through 3G or WiFi?
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    42395_skyline Community Development Staff Member

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    I always wondered this too.
  3. Appman

    Appman Community Development Staff Member

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    Good question. I would like to know this as well.
    IMO I think Wi-fi would.
  4. dd_ny

    dd_ny New Member

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    I believe 3g is worse, hence people switching over to Wifi networks and turning their 3g off when they have one available. However, it's possible they only do this because the wifi could be faster and it saves on their bill. But I think battery also has something to do with it.
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    42395_skyline Community Development Staff Member

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    What about for T-Mobile users? Does edge or wifi waste more battery?
  6. GazaIan

    GazaIan Well-Known Member

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    WiFi is worse, if basic WiFi can give you up to 20 MB of data a second [thats what mine does at least ] and 3G only gives you about 3-6 MB of Data a second...

    WiFi is homicidal.
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    Definitely WiFi.
  7. Parker618

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    Yeah.. You have no clue what your talking about. I'm pretty sure the apple site says that you get like 5 hours of 3G web and 8 hours of wifi web. Just because it uses more data doesn't mean anything.
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    iBricked Well-Known Member

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    3g, your iphone is constantly trying to make sure its connected so it wastes a lot of battery using it.

    wifi is the best!!
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    difenitely wifi, constant wifi browsing will suck my iphone down in 3 hours
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    3g fo sho.

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