Singapore Expats Forum

iPhone 5 appetite

Discuss about computers & Internet. Including mobile phones, home appliances & other gadgets. Read about Windows security risks or virus updates.
User avatar
zzm9980
Governor
Governor
Posts: 6837
Joined: Wed, 06 Jul 2011
Location: Once more unto the breach

Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:37 am

Steve1960 wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:
Steve1960 wrote:The phone is also switched off now at night and when charging.


You can also just toggle on 'Airplane' mode. It'll completely disable the radios and is much faster than shutting it down completely. Just 'swipe up' from the bottom of the screen and tap the airplane icon to toggle it off or on. No possibility of data usage while it's on.


Yes good point although I heard the iPhone switches the radio on during charging if left in sleep mode, or something like that.


Nope. The person who told you that possibly confused it with one of two things:

If you're charging and connected to Wifi, it will do things like backup to iCloud if you configured that to happen. If Airplane mode is on (and charging) it still will not turn on any radios.

or

Newer Macs (not iPhone or iPad) has something called 'PowerNap' where it turn on wifi while the system is asleep to check for new emails (on accounts that support it), push notifications, and download software updates.

Steve1960
Editor
Editor
Posts: 1106
Joined: Mon, 13 Aug 2012
Location: Singapore

Postby Steve1960 » Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:41 am

ah OK got it thanks.

Given the life I have spent in the Tech industry, working in MS DOS, fixing multiple MS Windows issues over the years, building and configuring PC's and laptops you might have thought I would be more proficient with mobile phone hardware and software.

Nope!! :oops:

User avatar
the lynx
Governor
Governor
Posts: 5251
Joined: Thu, 09 Dec 2010
Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location: Location:

Postby the lynx » Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:41 am

zzm9980 wrote:
Steve1960 wrote:The phone is also switched off now at night and when charging.


You can also just toggle on 'Airplane' mode. It'll completely disable the radios and is much faster than shutting it down completely. Just 'swipe up' from the bottom of the screen and tap the airplane icon to toggle it off or on. No possibility of data usage while it's on.


If you switch it to airplane mode, what use it has anyway? May as well shut it down completely. Especially when you're sleeping.

User avatar
sundaymorningstaple
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 34659
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2004
Location: Still Fishing!
Contact:

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:45 pm

Can still play games, what! :lol: Also can use a vibrating alarm clock. ;-)

User avatar
x9200
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 9294
Joined: Mon, 07 Sep 2009
Location: Singapore

Postby x9200 » Thu, 12 Dec 2013 2:42 pm

the lynx wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:
Steve1960 wrote:The phone is also switched off now at night and when charging.


You can also just toggle on 'Airplane' mode. It'll completely disable the radios and is much faster than shutting it down completely. Just 'swipe up' from the bottom of the screen and tap the airplane icon to toggle it off or on. No possibility of data usage while it's on.


If you switch it to airplane mode, what use it has anyway? May as well shut it down completely. Especially when you're sleeping.

As he said, it saves time. Powering down/up takes ~2 min. Also some people may use it as an alarm clock, have some reminders etc.

User avatar
zzm9980
Governor
Governor
Posts: 6837
Joined: Wed, 06 Jul 2011
Location: Once more unto the breach

Postby zzm9980 » Thu, 12 Dec 2013 8:34 pm

x9200 wrote:
the lynx wrote:
zzm9980 wrote:
Steve1960 wrote:The phone is also switched off now at night and when charging.


You can also just toggle on 'Airplane' mode. It'll completely disable the radios and is much faster than shutting it down completely. Just 'swipe up' from the bottom of the screen and tap the airplane icon to toggle it off or on. No possibility of data usage while it's on.


If you switch it to airplane mode, what use it has anyway? May as well shut it down completely. Especially when you're sleeping.

As he said, it saves time. Powering down/up takes ~2 min. Also some people may use it as an alarm clock, have some reminders etc.


Yeah, this. Airplane mode is instant. Shutting down or booting an iOS device (And Android too IME) can take 45-90 seconds.

While in Airplane, you have games, camera, photos, movies, music, etc.


  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post
  • iPhone insurance
    by naylera » Wed, 06 Mar 2013 9:53 am » in Insurance
    15
    14337
    by bgd View the latest post
    Mon, 19 Aug 2013 4:21 pm
  • Where can I unlock my iPhone 5?
    by Vidatrix » Wed, 10 Jul 2013 11:35 pm » in Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
    17
    14255
    by globalsign View the latest post
    Thu, 01 Aug 2013 2:49 pm
  • SIM only plans for iphone 5
    by gghy » Tue, 16 Jul 2013 1:14 pm » in Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics
    7
    5233
    by Dert42 View the latest post
    Sun, 21 Jul 2013 11:29 am
  • iPhone 5C ........
    by Barnsley » Thu, 12 Sep 2013 9:58 am » in General Discussions
    26
    6910
    by zzm9980 View the latest post
    Sun, 15 Sep 2013 3:21 pm
  • iPhone for the dead
    by zzm9980 » Sat, 09 Nov 2013 5:28 pm » in Leisure Chat, Jokes, Rubbish
    2
    1077
    by PrimroseHill View the latest post
    Mon, 11 Nov 2013 9:42 am

Return to “Computer, Internet, Phone & Electronics”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest