do you leave your wifi on?

do you leave wifi on your iphone turned on?

  • yes always

    Votes: 131 61.8%
  • yes, or sometimes i turn it off

    Votes: 45 21.2%
  • no, only if i have too

    Votes: 35 16.5%
  • other explain

    Votes: 1 0.5%

  • Total voters
    212

himynameiscody

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curious to see the results

i only turn it on if i decide to back up to the cloud. i don't care about doing it daily. just my contacts every so often. for those who might know....how does it effect your battery? i'd guess if you're using it in a wifi area it's saving you battery, but if you are only there briefly then the rest of the day you're not near a hot spot then it would end up draining your battery faster.


i notice an increae in speed when using wifi from my router..and would leave it on all the time as long as it doesn't drain the battery super quick


also doe anyone get faster verizon 3g data speeds from their phone compared to using wifi? how about 4g? will that be faster than an average wifi?



here are my 4s 3G data speeds with verizon, then one with wifi
 
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Senex

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Dec 27, 2011
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do you have to accept that hot spot? or it will hook up on its own?
If, in your settings, you've enabled the option to "pop up" with new Wifi routers, then you'll be offered a list of available hotspots (once ...when you ignore the popup, it will not reappear until you sleep/wake again) when you begin using the internet connection. It can get annoying, but it can also be handy. I've found a lot of available internet connections in various places that I wouldn't have otherwise known about.

It will NOT connect automatically to a WiFi hotspot unless you've previously connected to that specific hotspot.
 

himynameiscody

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Oct 9, 2011
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so the battery isn't effected much i take it

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plus now if i leave wifi on i can do the auto i cloud back up...it backs up just contactss and calendars correct? and email?
 

himynameiscody

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Oct 9, 2011
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but for the most part wifi is faster than verizons 3g?


wht about when 4g is out...is that faster than home computer internt
 

ayeying

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Dec 5, 2007
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but for the most part wifi is faster than verizons 3g?


wht about when 4g is out...is that faster than home computer internt
It depends where you are. For me, 3G is faster then HotSpots, for others, WiFi is faster.

Theoretically 4G is ~100Mbps which is a lot faster then my Comcast at home for being only 16Mbps.
 

himynameiscody

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Oct 9, 2011
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It depends where you are. For me, 3G is faster then HotSpots, for others, WiFi is faster.

Theoretically 4G is ~100Mbps which is a lot faster then my Comcast at home for being only 16Mbps.
damn so when 4G is around maybe i'll cancel my internet and just tether?

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does the icloud back up same stuff as if iwas to back up on itunes
 

vitzr

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Jul 28, 2011
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California
I like having the choice. I turn mine on when in known WiFi zones like at home, work, Starbucks. The rest of the time I turn it off.
 

himynameiscody

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Its gott be a pain toggling it off and on of you do it a lot. Thats why we need shortcuts. Will wifi still be as popular as it is now when 4g is more popular
 

thenerdal

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Oct 14, 2011
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Its gott be a pain toggling it off and on of you do it a lot. Thats why we need shortcuts. Will wifi still be as popular as it is now when 4g is more popular
Wifi will always be popular. 4G is more expensive than Wifi.
 

Givmeabrek

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Apr 20, 2009
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I leave it on. Always. Everything. Bluetooth, WiFi, three email accounts etc. Couldn't be bothered turning anything off. Battery usually lasts two days.
 

Nick16

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Dec 27, 2011
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FL
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Its gott be a pain toggling it off and on of you do it a lot. Thats why we need shortcuts. Will wifi still be as popular as it is now when 4g is more popular
For shortcuts, have you checked out http://brdrck.me/settings/ ?
 

Nick16

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Dec 27, 2011
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how exactly does it work? just briefly please.
From the description on another iOS/Mac forum/blog:
It ‘cheats’ by using configuration profiles to redirect from mobile Safari to the requested preference pane, allowing it to work without a jailbreak. The ability to quickly toggle settings (a la SBSettings) is one of the big draws of jailbreaking your device, but Settings works just as well without the hassle.
 
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