Use Wi-Fi to conserve battery life

Last Updated: Nov 16, 2013

Turning on your smartphone’s Wi-Fi connection is a great way to make the most of your wireless data experience - it’s faster and it puts less strain on your battery. With Wi-Fi on, you can discover and connect to wireless networks and talk while you surf the Internet. If you’re in a building and your 3G signal starts to lag, just jump on a Wi-Fi network to get up to speed fast.

Remember, battery savings depend on network configuration, usage patterns and many other factors.

Wi-Fi is turned off when you initially use your phone.

Why should I turn on Wi-Fi?

  • Wi-Fi provides the ability to have a data & voice session running simultaneously, so you can talk and surf the web at the same time
  • Improved battery life when connected to Wi-Fi signal
  • Increases in-building data coverage by utilizing home or local Wi-Fi hot spots

How do I make my device find the same Wi-Fi hotspots every time?

When you use a Wi-Fi network, your device will remember it. Then, each time you return to the area covered by that network, your phone will connect automatically if Wi-Fi is enabled.

When I leave my Wi-Fi hotspot area, what happens?

Your voice calls will not be not impacted. Your data session will pause and restart automatically on either 3G or 4G.

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