Switching To 3G when Screen Locks
When I lock the screen the phone turns over to 3G then when unlock the screen it connects back to Wi-Fi. Is anyone having this same issue and knows how to correct? If I turn the phone off then back on it will correct itself but will devert back in a couple of days. Any help would be appreciated.
- 02-01-2012, 09:01 AM #2
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- 02-01-2012, 09:57 AM #7
Hmm, that's odd...it kicks back to wifi as soon as the screen is unlocked so it's not a big deal to me. Like I said, I've had several iPhones myself and my wife has had two...all do the same thing. My mother has one and hers does the same, as does mine when I'm on her wifi.
- 02-01-2012, 10:04 AM #8
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- 02-01-2012, 10:19 AM #10
And for the record I just tested it the past hour while streaming Sirius and getting emails. I checked the data usage via AT&T's web site to track my data usage before and after the hour. Did not increase one bit. Now if WiFi was disabled it would obviously have increased.
Last edited by Jeremy Sikora; 02-01-2012 at 10:22 AM.
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- 02-01-2012, 11:38 AM #19
This is the first thing I noticed when I got my 4s which is my first iPhone because I was worried about my data plan but when the phones sleeping it isn't eating away at the 3G data I'm on wifi at home and work every week and it will switch to wifi as soon as u unlock the phone
- 02-01-2012, 11:52 AM #20
ok, i'm thoroughly confused about how the wifi is supposed to function on the iPhone at this point !!
In my house, we have 2 iP4's and 2 iP4S's--all set to hook into wifi when within range of our home. Now i'm usually home all day long, and i do notice that when i wake my screen up from using the top right sleep button, for a second or so i'll see the 3G symbol, but it quickly switches to the wifi symbol.
3 of our iphones have the unlimited data plan grandfathered in, but one of the 4S's on the other hand doesnt--its on 2G data plan. Now, i bring up this point because, that one 4S thats limited on 2G's of data, behaves the same way with the wifi "flickering" but the usage is never more than 1/4th or 1/5th of 1G of data, so i know the wifi is working correctly on not eating up data with the 3G when it flashes for the second. (even myself being hookled into wifi constantly i use MAYBE a 1/4th of a gig every month--and i have unltd.)
SO if it wasnt working properly i would think that data usage for that one phone would be alot more, no ?
I was always under the understanding that its suppose to 'flicker' like that when you wake the phone up. i'm really confused on this now, lol.
- 02-01-2012, 12:51 PM #21
- 02-01-2012, 01:52 PM #23
mine does this also, when i turn it off for a bit it will say 3g then connect before i have unlocked my screen. I know this is a slight issue b/c i was at a place with public wifi that you have to accept their policies before you can get on the web. well when my phone was streaming or on it stayed connected. when i turned it off i would have to resubmit the acknowledgement for their policies. a minor glitch i have just dealt with
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- 02-01-2012, 03:04 PM #25
So it is what it is at this point