How does that WiFi work now?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by PowerFullMac, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

    PowerFullMac

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    Just a quick question (im in the UK so I cant test tis out for myself sorry!). Will the iPhone continually scan for WiFi networks and connect to whatever it can find that it has access to (like a WiFi hotspot or a random unsecured network), or does it ask the user what to connect to, or do you have to scan manually?
     
  2. janey macrumors 603

    janey

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    continually scans as long as wifi is on, but if it's not a preferred network you've already connected to before (in which case it will connect you to that network automatically), it'll prompt you to choose among the networks, unsecured or not.
     
  3. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

    DiamondMac

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    It scans all the time BUT that can drain the battery so turn it off if you aren't looking to connect to one.
     
  4. skubish macrumors 68030

    skubish

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    That doesn't seem to be true. It only searches for wifi if you make a data request. So when the iPhone is in sleep mode the only requests are email checks which aren't a big deal.
     
  5. DiamondMac macrumors 68040

    DiamondMac

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    Incorrect. Well, at least for me. I work in a big-sized office and will have my Wifi ask to join/leave a certain Wifi section for another even though I am connected to one already.

    I can see why it drains it...I get asked a good bit.
     

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