E-M5 Mark ii WIFI - can you turn it off?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by ohaya, Feb 12, 2018.

  1. ohaya

    ohaya Mu-43 Veteran

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    Hi,

    I was wondering if it is possible to disable the WIFI on the E-M5 Mark ii? I don't use the WIFI and was thinking that doing that might reduce power usage?

    I've looked around in the menus, and don't see any way to do that.

    Thanks,
    Jim
     
  2. HalPAnderson

    HalPAnderson Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 27, 2014
    Canada
    It probably works like my Pen F: Wrench menu->Wi-Fi settings->Wi-Fi Connect Settings->Off
     
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  3. Artaius

    Artaius Mu-43 Regular

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    To my knowledge you won't save any power, as Wi-fi only activates/draws charge when you turn it on (ie tap the tiny Wi-fi icon on the LCD).

    Deactivating the mode means you won't be able to, of course, so you'll save power in a roundabout way. But Wi-fi never runs in the background or anything, so in practical terms it won't really affect battery life.
     
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  4. wjiang

    wjiang Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    It depends if they've actually got the menu option set to put the chip into hard reset (no current draw) instead of deep sleep (some current draw).
     
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