Android smartphones have become the most preferred choice for everyone who wants a smartphone. This is because Android smartphones are easy to use and there is a myriad of features to play with. On the other hand, there are some features that are hard to understand for the beginners, such as mobile data always active. If you don’t know about this, we are sharing all the details!
Mobile Data Always Active – What Is It?
When it comes down to Android smartphones, they are designed with a variety of power-saving capacities to deliver optimized battery health. However, mobile data always on can impact the battery life and will hinder the battery life. In particular, when Android users update to Android Oreo 8.0 or Android Oreo 8.1, this feature in the developer options will be switched on by default.
The basic function of this feature is to ensure a seamless and quick transition between mobile data and Wi-Fi connection. However, mobile data always active can consume excessive power and reduce the battery life of the Android smartphone. For the most part, this feature was active/enabled by default on Android Oreo 8.1 but some users have experienced this issue with Android Oreo 8.0 as well.
In particular, we cannot say how much battery it can consume or how much it impacts battery life. However, when the internet or mobile data signals are weak and the mobile is trying to connect to the Wi-Fi, it can result in negative battery health. That being said, if you tend to use your Android smartphone with a Wi-Fi connection, it is better that you change this setting.
For people who want to check this feature on their own, they can follow the instructions mentioned below as we have outlined them for you. The instructions include the following;
- The first step is to open the settings on your Android smartphone
- In the settings, open the System tab and click on the “about phone” option
- From about phone, click on the build number multiple times or until it’s switched on
- You can follow the same guidelines for switching off the “mobile date always active”
For the most part, “mobile data always active” can ease the switching between mobile data and Wi-Fi connection (if you keep both of them enabled at once). On the other hand, this feature is notorious for sucking up battery life and negatively influence battery health.
Is This Feature Good?
Yes, this feature is designed with positive outcomes in mind. This is because the prime function of this feature is to optimize the switching between mobile data and Wi-Fi networks. Even if the Wi-Fi connection is stable and consistent, the data connection is essential for sending and receiving the MMS. So, if you aren’t worried about hitting the data cap, you can leave it enabled.
On the other hand, this feature has the capacity to eat up the battery life. It’s safe to say that your battery will dry up quickly when this feature is switched on. So, if you wish to use this feature, you will need to keep the power bank handy!