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GPS and Wi Fi

Discussion in 'Android Questions' started by boog55, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. boog55

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    Dec 9, 2010
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    Should you keep GPS on or when do you need to turn it on- does it drain the battery?

    Also, when would you ever use WIFI if you have 3G? confused.
     
  2. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
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    I only use GPS when I need it, no real need to keep it on all the time.

    WiFi is faster than 3G depending on your 3G location and signal strength.
    I use WiFi exclusively at home, not because I have a bad signal, but because I would probably average 10gb a month on 3G. Streaming, surfing, etc. and Verizon wouldnt like that. :p
     
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  4. boog55

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    Dec 9, 2010
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    thanks so should i keep wifi on all the time? drain battery?
    if i dump apps that i don't need is it easy to get them back if i want to use them again?
     
  5. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
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    I only keep it on when I need it, it wont just connect to any WiFi network. You have to tell it to, but it will connect to saved networks. So it will always look for a network even if there isnt one around.

    Just download them from the market again if you delete them.
     
  6. boog55

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    Dec 9, 2010
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    okay last question for the day- pandora listening at gym and i am assuming volume was as loud as it could go- is there a way to control it better?
     
  7. n99hockey

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    What do you mean control it better?
    Control what? The sound?
     
  8. boog55

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    Dec 9, 2010
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    meaning to increase the volume
    how about i have been working with my email and it will set up but no emails get sent. i heard that maybe it is a compatibility issue- we run off microsoft exchange 2003 is that compatible with my 2.1 android system?
     
  9. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
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    My Incredible gets pretty loud in my headset, I dont know which device you have, but there is an up and down button on the side of the phone to change the volume. Also there might be an in app volume control, again not sure what app you use.

    No I dont believe that there is a conflict with 2.1 and Exchange 2003. Verify you have the right permissions from your IT people.
     
  10. Weapondrift

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    Feb 1, 2008
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    Theres a program called DSP manager that allows you to change how loud/soft your headphone volume is

    Sent from my ADR6300 using Everything Android App
     
  11. n99hockey

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    Feb 7, 2007
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    I thought that was just an equalizer?
     
  12. softspirits

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    May 2, 2007
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    I keep mobile network off when I am at work or home. Battery life is significantly improved because its not constantly hunting for a signal. I am in the sticks & there is no 4G near here :( .

    ~Softspirits~ Sent from my HTC Evo using the Everything Android app
     

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