Originally Posted By: polymerase
Is there a setting one can use on the iPhone to tell it to not waste so much juice trying to find a signal? Even if the setting was, "do not look for a signal unless I activate the phone". I do not need to answer any calls right away but I do need a live phone.

It should have an airplane mode, which will turn off the phone radio and wifi. It's in your settings menu, don't know if you can make it a simple off/on button on your homescreens or not, though there probably is an app to do so.

I'll do that with my phone for example if I'm out fishing, but want the phone on to snap pictures. Out on the reservoir there is zero signal with any carrier, and the phone will die quick.

**edit - apparently you can turn on wifi after you turn on airplane mode to use just wifi.

Edited by SgtBaxter (07/11/10 03:13 PM)

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