use wifi only, not 3g or Edge

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by dwcasey, Oct 13, 2008.

  1. dwcasey macrumors member

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    Is there a way ( other than removing the SIM ) to disable the use of 3G or Edge for data xfers?

    Let's say I have a weak cell signal at my house for some reason, but I want to use my home network WiFi connection.
     
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    Doesn't your iPhone automatically use the Wifi when it's available over using EDGE or 3G for data transfers?
     
  3. dwcasey thread starter macrumors member

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    I dunno :eek: I just got the phone today.

    So it's setup to use WiFi if it's available instead of a 3G or Edge connection?
     
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    By default iPhone will use wifi first then try 3g, then Edge. You can turn on airplane mode on then wifi on to prevent the phone from trying a cell connection, though you shouldn't have to do so (and you won't be able to recieve calls).

    If your phone isn't maintaing the wifi connection when you try to use the internet it suggests your home network isn't confgured correctly to share Internet.

    The manual can be downloaded a a PDF from the apple site in the support area by the way.
     

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