I was recently messing around with my Nokia E71 when I came across a message asking me if I wanted to end my active data connection. I was quite surprised to see this and later realised how to manually end the packet data connection from the idle homescreen. Some of you may already know how to do this so this is for all those who, like me, are not yet aware.
There are many times I like to manually end the data connection in order to save on battery life, for example, when reading an interesting article on the web and I don’t have enough time to read it all, I usually press the home button, access the connection manager and end the data connection, so I still have the page there to read as and when I want without draining my battery.
Well, the easier way to do this is by hitting the home key to bring you to the homescreen, then by simply pressing and holding the ‘End’ key, which will bring up the message asking you if you want to end the packet data connection. A minor feature, but the option is there nevertheless. As for compatibility I’m not too sure which devices it does or does not support, so give it a go and leave some comments to let us know if it works for you.
Note: It does not work when connected via WLAN, it only works when connected to a cellular network.