iPhone switching to WiFi

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by queshy, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. queshy macrumors 68040

    queshy

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    My iPhone cleverly switches to WiFi without me even knowing. But why can't the 3G radio turn off at this point to save battery? Is there a way to do this automatically besides having to manually shut it off? Thanks!

    I think it's really great that it does this - not only is the speed better, but if 3G is switched off in the process, battery won't drain as much.
     
  2. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030

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    Sounds like a great app for an iPhone developer to whip up....
     
  3. queshy thread starter macrumors 68040

    queshy

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    Darn, why did I post this? I could have made millions off this idea!! haha

    I'd buy such an app if it were $1.99. I'm always going in and out of WiFi.
     
  4. waterskier2007 macrumors 68000

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    you cant make an app to switch off and on 3G.
     
  5. Main Target macrumors newbie

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  6. jakeacc macrumors regular

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    How can you tell when your phone has switched from 3G to wifi. does a pop up window appear? does it connect to any wifi network or only open/free ones? i'm assuming that it the wifi network has a password, and you type it in once, the iphone will remember it the next time you are in range.

    I ask because I've never used an iPhone before and have always been curious about that.
     
  7. MadGoat macrumors 65816

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    the 3G box beside your carrier changes to a wi-fi symbol the -))) like symbol
     
  8. jakeacc macrumors regular

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    Ah, cool.

    I might just keep my iPhone set 3G off on my phone and only turn it on when I'm not in range of free Wifi or I'm using Safari for something more bandwidth intensive. (like browsing Flickr albums)
     
  9. queshy thread starter macrumors 68040

    queshy

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    EDGE is pretty fast. To be honest, 3G doesn't feel "that" much faster.
     
  10. fedup flyer macrumors regular

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    All depends on location
     

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