1. markus2107's Avatar
    Hey everyone,

    got my new Z10 for a couple of weeks now. And I'm wondering, if disabeling Data Service helps
    to save Battery.

    Does anybody know?
    08-19-14 08:20 AM
  2. Carl Estes's Avatar
    Yes, it will save on battery, as the cell radio is turned off.

    c
    08-19-14 08:29 AM
  3. tex3523's Avatar
    I would think it would, but you won't be able to do anything but text and phone calls. Sort of defeats the purpose of a smartphone.



    Posted from my awesome Q10
    08-19-14 08:30 AM
  4. UnlimitedEra's Avatar
    Yes. Having your radio on 2G/EDGE saves battery too. At least for me. But when it's off it does save you a lot of juice.

    Via CB10 on Z10STL100-2/10.3.0.296
    08-19-14 08:36 AM
  5. KenFletch's Avatar
    Maybe, it definitely helps in areas where service is weak or absent, searching for signals runs the battery down. Sending and receiving data uses power any time.

    Turning off data doesn't turn off the cell antenna you can still have basic cell phone and text..

    BlackBerry says the antennas are very power efficient when not id use though.

    The searching problem is for cell service and data. turn mobile off entirely if there if no service to save your battery. (or turn the phone off)



    HTC TOUCH, Nokia-N97, BlackBerry Torch 9800, Z10
    08-19-14 08:39 AM
  6. Genghis2k3's Avatar
    It prolongs the life of the battery and you can use all apps that don't require data - that's more than a few!
    08-19-14 08:44 AM
  7. markus2107's Avatar
    Well switching to 2G/EDGE isn't really a choice for me.
    For my purpose, I just want to switch data service on and start to browse fast.
    But sometimes i have other things to do, so i don't mind about facebook posts, mails, etc. and therefore
    don't need to stay online all the time.

    Problem is: For example at home, i just have EDGE and even if i turn off data service it seems to search for hsdpa. So does disabeling data service really save battery? And does enabeling data service really drain my battery more, than just the cell phone connection? (btw.: yes, i do know that checking mails, weather, etc is touching the battery when receiving / sending data...)
    08-20-14 11:06 AM
  8. muellerto's Avatar
    Yes. I do this every night. Saves also a lot of data volume.
    08-20-14 11:49 AM
  9. UnlimitedEra's Avatar
    It's won't search for HSPA if you set it to 2G only

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    You can still post to Facebook, mail, and do all that stuff on EDGE/2G. Or you could report to the carrier that you have insufficient coverage where you are.
    Even when you turn off data services, your device still searches for the better choice. Only EDGE? Set to 2G/3G? It will keep looking for 3G to let go 2G. Only 2G/3G? Set to 2G/3G/4G? It will keep looking for 4G and better 3G. That's how all phones work.

    Via CB10 on Z10STL100-2/10.3.0.296
    08-20-14 02:16 PM
  10. sam bulushi's Avatar
    use data service when you need it.. if your at home and have a wifi the turn it off.. it will save lil battery life

    Posted via CB10
    08-20-14 03:31 PM
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