5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 9, 2011 8:57 PM by gregoryd73
Hennv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Is there a way to set my iPhone4 to default connect to WiFi when available and use instead of 3G? It seems like the phone is always using 3G even when WiFi is available.

iPhone, iPhone OS 3.1.3
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (93,815 points)
    It does use wi-fi first.

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/enUS/iPhone_iOS4_UserGuide.pdf


    "How iPhone Connects to the Internet
    iPhone connects to the Internet using either a Wi-Fi network or a cellular data network. iPhone does the following, in order, until connected:
    Connects over the last Wi-Fi network you used that’s available.
    If no previously used Wi-Fi networks are available, iPhone shows a list of Wi-Fi networks in range. Tap a network and, if necessary, enter the password to join. Networks that require a password show the lock icon next to them. You can prevent iPhone from automatically showing available networks. See “Wi-Fi” on page 192.
    If no Wi-Fi networks are available or you choose not to join any, iPhone connects to the Internet over a cellular data network ( , , or ). You can prevent iPhone from using cellular data in Settings. See “Network” on page 196.
    If no Wi-Fi networks are available and a cellular data network isn’t available, iPhone cannot connect to the Internet."
  • Hennv Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    How do I know what connection type is being used?
  • deggie Level 9 Level 9 (51,230 points)
    If the rainbow bars are showing you are using WiFi, if the 3G is, then...well, you know.
  • roaminggnome Level 10 Level 10 (93,815 points)
    Loves wrote:
    How do I know what connection type is being used?


    The manual explains this as well.
  • gregoryd73 Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    The WiFi connection always takes precedence over 3G or Edge, even though you might see either cell network connected as well.