Author Topic: When it turns off wi-fi, won't this increase my mobile data usage?  (Read 3865 times)

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When battery saver turns off wifi, it may save some power but won't it cost me more in mobile data usage since apps will use this instead?

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Re: When it turns off wi-fi, won't this increase my mobile data usage?
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2016, 02:01:28 PM »
Hi,

Yes that is possible. But Battery Saver keeps WiFi turned on when the screen is on, or when you're in range of a trusted WiFi signal, as defined in Profile settings. Generally when people do something that uses a lot of data transfer, they meet one of these criteria, so they usually don't notice any difference. But it's worth keeping in mind. Good question, and I hope that helps.

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Re: When it turns off wi-fi, won't this increase my mobile data usage?
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2016, 02:56:07 PM »
Why doesn't it also turn off the mobile data (along with the wifi) so that we don't risk unnecessary use of mobile data?  Other apps do this, sometimes setting up a dummy vpn or proxy just for the purpose of disabling all data transfer.

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Re: When it turns off wi-fi, won't this increase my mobile data usage?
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2016, 03:39:09 PM »
Android 5.0 and above doesn't allow us to switch off mobile data. We are considering building a VPN to control mobile data consumption as well, but it's a really big feature so it will take some time to develop. Thanks for your patience.