Poor Battery Life Even While Connected to WiFi in Areas of Cellular Roaming

Symptoms

  • Even while connected to WiFi, phone is draining battery at certain location(s)
  • These location(s) may show weak or no cellular signal

Environment

Resolution

Enable airplane mode and then turn on WiFi and Bluetooth if needed 

Cause

Even while connected and using WiFi, a weak cell signal will drain battery as the phone needs to "work harder" to maintain the cellular signal.  This is noted in What Can Most Commonly Affect a Phone's Battery Life?

Additional Notes

To determine your coverage, please see How to Check Your Coverage

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