09-04-2012 09:24 AM
10-04-2012 09:33 AM
Hi WirralMick and welcome to the eForum
Thanks for your post here.
Using 3G itself will consume your battery faster than using 2G. Are you sure that it’s simply the fact that you are using 3G that is causing your battery drain?
Do you have any apps open in the background at all? If so, try closing them and checking again.
How are you seeing the small upload/download if it’s not showing in your tracking app?
10-04-2012 10:43 AM
11-04-2012 01:41 PM
The up and down arrows underneath the '3G' and 'H' icons do confirm that the connection is in use however it doesn't necessarily imply that the phone is actually using data. If the data tracking is not picking up on this usage then there is little to no data usage being used at all.
I'd just keep an eye on your usage via My Account. I'd also recommend downloading our free My Vodafone app to track your usage although this wouldn't necessarily show your usage straight away and you may have to wait for your next billing date to track it.
If you do notice a lot of anomalies in your data usage please let us know.
11-04-2012 03:53 PM
14-04-2012 12:15 PM - edited 14-04-2012 12:17 PM
Right I can see what's happening here
Any physical down loads show on the top left of your screen
If your in a H area you will get two arrows and they do flash this is the same as a pc does
all it is, is a hand shack going on and keeps you logged in to the Arial that your on
Now other HTC devices just show a "H" or 3G
Now if you are worried you can download 3G watchdog but you have a data moniotor build in or there should be as ICS has one this will show what is going on
There is nothing to worry about and it uses 0.000002 of a meg
15-04-2012 07:51 AM
18-04-2012 10:39 AM
Yeah its not the data i'm concerned about, it does the handshake with the H, then 2 seconds later with the 3g, then 2 seconds later with the H and so forth, this I believe is wasting the battery
its sounds like were you live is on the edge of a H signal this will cause when the signal drops for it to then switch to 3G
It this at your House ?
19-04-2012 08:42 AM
This morning at work I noticed exactly what you describe with the switching between 3G and H. I don't think its using much if any data doing so (at least not according to 3G Watchdog) but as to how much extra battery it's consuming I have no idea.
I'm fairly certain that my Desire HD had better all round signal and no switching from 3G to H every few seconds, hopefully it's something that can be fixed in an OTA update
19-04-2012 11:39 AM
Mine seems to have settled on H at 4/5 bars which was usual for my Desire, this is a most peculiar phenomenon, I'll pay closer attention to it when I am back home and see if it flips back & forth there
20-04-2012 10:03 AM
Ok here's what I have;
Desire HD - tends to switch between 3G and E depending on where in the house the phone is but stable
One S - anything between nothing, G, and E
Desire HD - Constant H with 4 or 5 of 5 bars
One S - mainly sits on H with 3 or 4 of 5 bars though flicks to 3G (not as bad as the other day, prehaps now every 20 - 30 seconds or so
WirralMick - are you noticing any change in the flicking from H to 3G and back like I am?
20-04-2012 02:35 PM
23-04-2012 09:00 AM
For me the battery life seems significantly better than the Desire HD despite this flicking issue, I saw over in the One X forum that they've already had some sort of firmware update, hopefully we'll be next and fairly soon