HungaryHippo

Does using data consume more battery than wifi?

I was messaging someone inside the other day using home broadband wifi, 30% left, all good.
Then I went outside and my battery started going down in rapid chunks. Is that a normal occurrence? Is data more battery intensive than wifi?

Add a comment
 1 comment

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 7, 2014 at 12:09

Yes, data consumption is more power-hungry than WiFi - provided you're on a good WiFi connection. Especially if your data signal is iffy, it gets tricky, because the phone keeps looking for a good signal.

Email:

You don't need an account to comment. Just enter your email address. We'll keep it private.

Comment: