IOS app to turn on Cellular data automatically as soon as there is no connected wifi

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Aneef, Dec 20, 2016.

  1. Aneef macrumors regular

    Aneef

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    Hi there,

    Is there any ios app available on app store that could turn on cellular data automatically as soon as there is no connected WiFi and similarly disable the cellular data when known WiFi network is connected.

    Thanks
     
  2. IowaLynn macrumors 6502a

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    Settings > cellular data > on and in Options > under that, Enable Voice & data is checked

    Otherwise it wouldn't use only WiFi
     
  3. Aneef thread starter macrumors regular

    Aneef

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    This eats up a lot of battery when I'm on WiFi but Cellular Data is also on.
     
  4. aristobrat macrumors G4

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    I don't think apps are allowed to actually turn on/off features of the iPhone like WiFi or Cellular Data. At least not on a un-jailbroken iPhone.
     
  5. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    I've never run into this issue, are you in an area with poor cellular coverage?
     
  6. Aneef thread starter macrumors regular

    Aneef

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    No but I generally feel that Data turned on in the background, even though Wifi is connected, drains the battery. Or may be it's all in my head
     
  7. T5BRICK macrumors 604

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    If possible, I'd try to run some tests over a week or two just to find out. If it does make a difference, it's never been anything that I can notice over a normal day.
     
  8. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    All in your head. When WiFi is enabled and connected, cellular data chipset goes dormant. If you keep WiFi assist on then cellar chipset stays activated but still doesn't use much power because WiFi is in use. If you are noticing battery drain it's because you have low cellular service. Turn WiFi calling on and it will reduce battery usage wasted on searching for a stronger cellular signal.
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You feel wrong.
    There is no carrier data in the background when connected to wifi and if you turn off wifi assist that would be a definite no carrier data at all when on wifi. And no it will not drain the battery more. It's all in your head.
     

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