WIFI or 3G

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by iCrush, Jun 27, 2010.

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    I would have searched this before posting this question; however, I am having a hard time wording what to search for.

    Here is my question:

    With the 3G and WIFI turned on, and they are both available what is the order they are selected for use? The reason I am asking is I have WIFI at home and I get a strong 3G signal. I don't want the 3G being accessed when there is WIFI signal.

    Anyone know,
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    I know the Droid's give priority to the Wifi signal, not sure if Apple does the same. But I expect that they do work in the same manner.
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    iPad will use WiFi over 3G. With both ON you will see different icons when no data is being used. 3G or the dot w/ two curved lines for WiFi.

    I typically turn OFF 3G when connected to WiFi to save battery usage. Not sure how much of a savings it is.
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    I'm not sure on the exact amount either, but I do know on the Droid, there is a pretty substantial battery savings. I would honestly say wherever you can, use wifi to save your charge. You'll be better off.
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