Keep 3G on always?

Discussion in 'iPad Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Smoothness, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. Smoothness macrumors regular

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    Quick question..

    Do we keep 3G on all the time? Rather, if I am home and on wifi do I turn off 3G and iPad will just use the faster wifi instead of the 3G?

    I know it's not a big deal, just curious.
     
  2. eawmp1 macrumors 601

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    If it detects a known wifi source, your iPad will connect to said source. Wifi trumps 3G.
     
  3. Mikesus macrumors 6502

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    Since 4.3.1 this doesn't always seem to be the case. We have a hotspot where I work, and it requires accepting TOS. since 4.3.1 iPad will usually try yo connect to wifi, but sometimes will not get ip... So I then have to turn off 3G to get it to play nice...
     
  4. kes601 macrumors regular

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    I turn Cellular Data off unless I need to use it. Don't see the point in wasting my allotment when I don't need it on.
     
  5. Rmv221 macrumors newbie

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    I keep mine on all the time. When I first got it I use to turn it on when I left the house and then off when I get home. That was a hastle. So I just leave it on. Listen, you bought the 3G model for a reason, just leave it on! Right? :D:apple:
     
  6. BobbieM629 macrumors regular

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    Mine auto detects and the WiFi will go on over the 3G however, I turn my 3G off at home because I find it saves battery.. It's a matter of preference..
     
  7. Tom G. macrumors 68000

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    I leave 3G on all the time, but turn WiFi off when I leave the house because it keeps popping up whenever it sees a hotspot and most of the time they are locked. When I go to Borders or Barnes and Noble or the Library I turn it back on.

    At home my iPad or iPhone will always go to WiFi over 3G so there isn't a problem.
     

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