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Low signal at night draining battery?

I've noticed my battery tends to go down real quick at night. Beside my bed I have minimal mobile signal (comes and goes) and no Wi-Fi connection. Does that make sense, or am I being paranoid? :p

Most Useful Answer CTPAHHIK  Jul. 11, 2014 at 17:26

Why don't you put your phone in airplane mode, while you sleep? Minimal signal doesn't drain battery in any noticeable way. Most likely you don't have any signal or intermittent signal during that time.

I'm not sure how far away your head is from your phone at night, but phone that is searching for signal or exchanging data produces similar amount of radiation as regular phone call. While there are no studies that link phone use to cancer this excludes someone having phone glued to their head 5 hours a day / 365 days a year.

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JanSt / MOD  Jul. 10, 2014 at 18:59

Night time is the NSA's peak time.
Also: yes, no/poor signal is a massive drain on a phone as it'll try and try and try and try to get a good signal. Disable data and 3G when not needed. You can still receive calls, sms and basic emails. Even Twitter notifications will work on 2G - though you may not be able to actually update your stream...

CTPAHHIK  Jul. 11, 2014 at 17:26

Why don't you put your phone in airplane mode, while you sleep? Minimal signal doesn't drain battery in any noticeable way. Most likely you don't have any signal or intermittent signal during that time.

I'm not sure how far away your head is from your phone at night, but phone that is searching for signal or exchanging data produces similar amount of radiation as regular phone call. While there are no studies that link phone use to cancer this excludes someone having phone glued to their head 5 hours a day / 365 days a year.

JanSt / MOD  Jul. 11, 2014 at 18:04

Well said ;)

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