iphone feature idea - WIFI turned on when safari launched

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by TwoBytes, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. TwoBytes macrumors 68030


    Jun 2, 2008
    instead of turning wifi on through settings, wouldn't it be an idea for safari to turn on wifi for the first 30 seconds to see if a hotspot is available and connect?

    What do you think for the next iphone release?
  2. JDee macrumors 6502a

    Aug 31, 2008
    A lot of people wouldn't like that - people want to find Wi-Fi spots on the go rather than starting up a program to find one (Safari).

    If I wanted a wireless Wi-Fi spot - I couldn't be bothered opening up Safari, too much time wasting.
  3. TwoBytes thread starter macrumors 68030


    Jun 2, 2008
    i mainly use WIFI for browsing and have to turn it on when want to browse. It would be a cool option to skip this process and just load up safari which jumps on the best free connection available - why wouldn't people want this? I'm sure you'd love it if you were browsing over edge and then your phone seamlessly jumped onto a free wifi hotspot for faster browsing.
  4. Warbrain macrumors 603


    Jun 28, 2004
    Chicago, IL
    This would be greatly annoying. I'm not around wi-fi hotspots for a good chunk of my day and I don't want to have Safari turn on, wait to see what is around and what i can connect to, and load the page. Just load the damn page - I don't care what network its on.
  5. Night Spring macrumors G5

    Night Spring

    Jul 17, 2008
    Hmmmm. That could be a good idea, as long as people could also switch wifi on directly without having to open up Safari or any other app. Plus, since searching to see if there's an open wifi spot nearby consumes battery, this option needs to be configurable so people can turn it off if they want. Also, once wifi gets automatically turned on, it also has to be automatically turned off, again to conserve battery, unless the user wants it to stay on... Hmmm, it's just a lot simpler to have the user turn it on and off themselves, until battery life gets a lot better, so wifi can stay on all the time. What would be good is something like a "double-click to bring up wifi on/off toggle" option when you are in an app that uses wifi.
  6. eplchamps0304 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2008
    The real solution would be if there was an option in safari to turn on wifi. Its retarded to have to close a program and go to settings to do every little thing.

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