Does using the iphone on a wifi network constitute as data usage?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by ejdge, Aug 13, 2010.

  1. ejdge macrumors newbie

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    If I connect my iphone to my wireless network at my home, will I be using up my data? If not, is there anyway to tell when data is being or not being used? Thanks.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    Not with AT&T in the US. I assume it would be the same elsewhere in the world, as you wouldn't be using a 3G or cellular data network.
     
  3. ttttaylor macrumors regular

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    it shouldn't use any data. the "3G" logo in the top bar should be replaced with wifi bars.

    also, you can go into settings > usage, write down the sent/received data numbers, use your phone a bit while connected to the wifi, and then check back. sent/received should be the same. that's what i did just to double check.
     
  4. DennisVar macrumors newbie

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    It does not constitute as data usage because with Wi-Fi, you're using the internet connection from your house/coffee shop/etc. rather than the 3G connection.

    Here's one way to see for yourself (or to allow only Wi-Fi mode): go to the Settings on your phone, and turn on Airplane mode. This will turn off 3G AND Wi-Fi. Then go to Wi-Fi and turn Wi-Fi back on. Now your phone-related features and data won't work, but Wi-Fi will still work.
     
  5. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    iOS 4 allows you to turn cellular data off. Airplane mode is also an option. With the data off, you won't be able to send/receive MMS.
     
  6. capecod565 macrumors member

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    This is really nice to know, actually the ATT guy at the store told me this when I bought my phone in June.
    Then I dropped down to the $15 plan.
    Thanks for bringing this up.
     

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