[request] Safe battery-life | automatically switch 4G to 2G when in standby

asked 2015-06-04 20:39:48 +0300

Derriell gravatar image

updated 2015-06-04 21:09:08 +0300

Hi Sailors,

Here is my idea how to safe battery-life on Jolla without any sacrifice:

I noticed, that if I m running low on battery turning 2G on instead of 4G gives me a lot more battery-life. There for I thought the Jolla phone could always switch automatically into 2G mode when it is locked (or eg. 10min after you locked it). As soon as you unlock the phone connection will go back to 4G (or 3G) and give you full connection speed. If you have locked the phone but tethering is on the connection should stay in fastest mode when being locked.

The point is, that I dont need a fast internet connection in standby for synchronising emails, whatsapp, threema, weather apps etc. because it doesnt matter if synchronising emails takes 2s or 10s, as I m not waiting for it anyway.

I imagine to increase battery-life dramatically with this trick. Of course it would be good to be able to turn the feature on and off.

Sail on, Dario

PS: Happy sailor since December 2013

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Great idea!

Dylan Van Assche ( 2015-06-04 20:51:22 +0300 )edit

I don't know how effective this would be, but sounds like a really good idea :-)

molan ( 2015-06-04 23:08:52 +0300 )edit

Just put the phone into 2G and leave it for a couble of hours and see how much battery goes down (eg. over night) The same with 4G. :)

Derriell ( 2015-06-04 23:13:13 +0300 )edit

@Derriell: I certainly can see a difference and quiet often switch to 2G if I don't need full internet speed. I didn't write my comment very well, sorry for that :-) I just wonder if this could be implemented well...or why else does no other phone do this (least as far as I know)? Especially since every manufactorer is fighting with poor battery lifes. Anyways, I totally support your idea! :-)

molan ( 2015-06-04 23:35:22 +0300 )edit

Than I didnt wrote mine good as well, sorry for that :-) Yes I asked myselfe as well why other manufacturers dont have this feature. We will see :-)

Derriell ( 2015-06-05 00:06:42 +0300 )edit