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Topic # 6552 3-Feb-2006 10:27
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Quick question: my Apache makes a connection to EVDO when syncing.
Is there any difference in battery life when EVDO is 'connected' but no transmitting, versus not connected at all (and phone radio still on to receive calls etc)?

If so, how the heck do you disconnect the EVDO connection? There seems to be no way to do it beyond cycling the phone radio power (i.e. flight mode on/off)?!

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Reply # 27763 3-Feb-2006 10:39
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Hold the 'red' disconnect button down for about 2 to 3 seconds this will disconnect the data session but leave the phone on.


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Reply # 27793 3-Feb-2006 15:20
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Ah sweeeeet! That's what I needed to know :D

Now is there any software utility that will drop the connection automatically after a sync?

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  Reply # 28039 9-Feb-2006 00:11
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Activesync will leave the evdo connection connected, it's designed like that, faster sync etc, always on, also the dormancy mode is supposed to save battery power, since the Apache can Activesync while the screen is off, however I have found this is not SO the case...
I get almost 1 day useage with a full battery and an Activesync 8am - 6pm day schedule and manual night schedule.

I have other apps that connect do their thing and hangup the connection. i.e. update weather, RSS updates
I'd prefer Activesync do this too. I have found a registry key under HKLM/Software/Microsoft/Activesync
there is a 'DisconnectWhenDone' Dword value of 1

I changed it to 0, 2 etc, however it (evdo) still stays connected. Now since it is a DWord value and not binary it could have more values, haven't had time to test further..
Although I stopped testing since I think that key relates to Activesync 'Disconnecting' the sync session rather than the network connection, as the same key exists on a PC with Activesync installed.

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