iPhone connects to wifi when driving

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  1. Mac'nCheese macrumors 68030

    Mac'nCheese

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    Whenever I drive past an optimum wifi hotspot, my iPhone 6 (like my old 5s) will switch from LTE to wifi and then back to LTE, usually causing whatever I'm streaming to stop for a moment or two. I thought their new chips were supposed to know when you were driving and not do that. Do I have a setting set wrong? I don't always remember to shut off wifi.
     
  2. I7guy macrumors G5

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    That's an issue I have as well. When traveling along hotspot routes I turn off wifi.
     
  3. adamhenry macrumors 65816

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    When I leave the house, I turn off wifi to save power.
     
  4. Zorba macrumors regular

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    Go to Settings - WiFi and disable Ask to join networks.
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    I set mine, also, where it ONLY joins "known" networks.
     
  6. Mac'nCheese thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Mine is also set to only join known networks but optimum hot spots are a known network. I try and shut wifi off when I drive. Just curious why this feature doesn't seem to work properly.
     
  7. BrianBaughn, Jul 24, 2015
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    BrianBaughn macrumors 601

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    I know that the M8 works with the gyroscope to detect when you're driving but I haven't seen any documentation regarding that ability and wifi connections.

    If you are jailbroken and use bluetooth in the car you could have an Activator action to disable wifi when your car bluetooth connects and vice-versa.
     
  8. geoff5093 macrumors 68000

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    I have not heard of this being a "feature", and even so if you are stopped at a stop light it may think you aren't driving and would then connect. The easiest solution is to simply turn off WiFi when you aren't at a known WiFi hotspot to prevent this.
     

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