do you leave your wifi on?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by himynameiscody, Dec 31, 2011.

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do you leave wifi on your iphone turned on?

  1. yes always

    131 vote(s)
    61.8%
  2. yes, or sometimes i turn it off

    45 vote(s)
    21.2%
  3. no, only if i have too

    35 vote(s)
    16.5%
  4. other explain

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  1. himynameiscody, Dec 31, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2011

    himynameiscody macrumors 6502a

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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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  2. Senex macrumors member

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    95%+ of the time, mine stays on.
     
  3. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    always on ... often there is a hotspot you don't know is there and leaving WiFi on finds it
     
  4. himynameiscody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    do you have to accept that hot spot? or it will hook up on its own?
     
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  6. Senex macrumors member

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    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.
     
  7. himynameiscody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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?
     
  8. Apple OC macrumors 68040

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    some will just hook up ... I was at the Keg Steakhouse last night ... iPhone just connected as "guest" to their WiFi
     
  9. ayeying macrumors 601

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    Normally off. I noticed that most hot spot places for me offer slower speeds then EDGE.
     
  10. himynameiscody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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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
     
  11. ayeying macrumors 601

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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.
     
  12. himynameiscody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    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
     
  13. ayeying macrumors 601

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    I would love to if they don't have limits or throttling... I use ~250-600GB depending on the month, on my Comcast...
     
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    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.
     
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    Same here!

    Same with Bluetooth as well.
     
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  18. himynameiscody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_0_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9A405 Safari/7534.48.3)

    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
     
  19. thenerdal macrumors 65816

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    Wifi will always be popular. 4G is more expensive than Wifi.
     
  20. Givmeabrek macrumors 68030

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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.
     
  21. Nick16 macrumors regular

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    For shortcuts, have you checked out http://brdrck.me/settings/ ?
     
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  23. Pillar macrumors 6502

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    As do I
     
  24. himynameiscody thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    how exactly does it work? just briefly please.
     
  25. Nick16 macrumors regular

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    From the description on another iOS/Mac forum/blog:
     

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