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« on: December 12, 2011, 11:08:23 AM »

I have a Samsung Galaxy S Plus i9001 running on Gingerbread 2.3.3.

The 3G internet connection is always active. When i switch on WiFi, it automatically replaces the 3G connection. However, when i switch WiFi off, automatically the 3G connection comes on again.

Switching WiFi on and off was never a problem, made even easier now since i installed a WiFi on/off widget. However, i have no idea how to switch 3G off (and on), its always just on when WiFi is off, and i'm sure it plays its part in draining my battery.

Can anyone tell me how to switch the 3G connection off, and on. I'm sure keeping it switched off when i dont require it will help increase the run time of my battery. If there is a good, proven widget that does this, let me know as i cant find one.

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« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2011, 01:41:32 PM »

Android phones are designed to be permanently connected to the internet, so this is not a fault . But you're right it does cause more battery useage, tho it's not much compared to how much the screen uses.

Theres a few ways to access the data option. If you press and hold the power button as tho you wantedto shut down the phone, you may also have the option to turn data off/on.

Or you can go into settings, mobile networks and there will be a tick box for dara (i have moved onto the next version of android which has a different settings menu, so im working off memory).

Or you can d/l a power widget app such as power control plus where you can choose which options you have quick access to including the data options.
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« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2011, 02:09:45 PM »

Excellent, thanks Cookm75, both descriptions work as described. I like the idea of simply holding down the power button to bring up the option so will probably stick with that rather than installing a widget.
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