Keep 3G on always?

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

  1. Smoothness macrumors regular

    Apr 6, 2011
    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


    Feb 19, 2008
    If it detects a known wifi source, your iPad will connect to said source. Wifi trumps 3G.
  3. Mikesus macrumors 6502

    Apr 7, 2011
    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

    Aug 3, 2008
    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

    Oct 22, 2010
    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

    Mar 25, 2011
    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

    Tom G.

    Jun 16, 2009
    Champaign/Urbana Illinois
    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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