Wifi first then 3g

Discussion in 'iPad' started by tahoskier, May 1, 2010.

  1. tahoskier macrumors newbie

    Jun 19, 2008
    Does the 3G iPad always use wifi over 3G when there is a wifi connection available? Has anyone seen otherwise?
  2. Stealthipad macrumors 68040


    Apr 30, 2010
    I would hope so but YOU can control it by turning off either as you wish. WiFi is faster so I hope people will use it when available. I am surprised how quick my 3G is but WiFi beats it, hands down!:eek:
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    If it is like the iPhone then wifi prevails where a connection is available.
  4. WLS macrumors 65816

    Jul 10, 2008
    Is there a way to tell which is being used? I want to keep the data service active so I can use it for location services and find my iPad/iPhone. But I want it to use WIFI if possible. :confused:
  5. hugodrax macrumors 6502a

    Jul 15, 2007
    It will automatically switch. But you can go to control panel and turn off cellular date on/off.

    I turn it off when at home since why waste power and send more electromagnetic signals than necessary.

    You can quickly turn it back on as well.
  6. dread macrumors 6502a

    Jun 16, 2009
    If the icon on the top is four curves lines you are using wifi. If it says 3G or E you are using the cell network
  7. CarboysDesire macrumors 6502a


    Jun 9, 2008
    Las Vegas
    Turning off your cell data (3G) improves your battery life too.
  8. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    Location services, 3G antenna, and WiFi all have separate toggles.

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