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    Absolutely. The iPad always uses wifi over 3G, even when the wifi network isn't even connected to the Internet. That is the smart iPad I learned to love

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    Quote Originally Posted by DontUnderstandMyIpad View Post
    Absolutely. The iPad always uses wifi over 3G, even when the wifi network isn't even connected to the Internet. That is the smart iPad I learned to love
    Yes, shame it doesn't swtich automatically

    In my reply I should of clarified more When my iPad is in sleep mode and away from a Wifi source, it consumes small amouts of data if data is turned on.

    I guess this would cause a drain?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DontUnderstandMyIpad
    Absolutely. The iPad always uses wifi over 3G, even when the wifi network isn't even connected to the Internet. That is the smart iPad I learned to love
    The iPad will use 3g when in sleep mode rather than wifi as it uses less power. I have confirmed this by checking my 3G usage. It only shows usage when I know my iPad is asleep.

    Regards, Mick

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    I have always turned it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by miket5au View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DontUnderstandMyIpad
    Absolutely. The iPad always uses wifi over 3G, even when the wifi network isn't even connected to the Internet. That is the smart iPad I learned to love
    The iPad will use 3g when in sleep mode rather than wifi as it uses less power. I have confirmed this by checking my 3G usage. It only shows usage when I know my iPad is asleep.

    Regards, Mick
    3G uses less power?? I didn't know that and is good to hear
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    Quote Originally Posted by miket5au

    The iPad will use 3g when in sleep mode rather than wifi as it uses less power. I have confirmed this by checking my 3G usage. It only shows usage when I know my iPad is asleep.

    Regards, Mick
    I am tempted to believe that is actually what is happening, because when the iPad is connected to a wifi without internet access, it still pushes emails when in sleep mode.

    However, Apple clearly stated that 3G uses more power then Wifi.

    10h browsing over wifi
    9h browsing over 3G

    so I am not sure, why the sudden change in opinion on Apple's side.

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    Also apple suggests rebooting every week or so as well

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    I highly doubt 3G uses less power than WIFI but might be wrong ...
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