1. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Morning all -

    I've been using wifi a bit more lately, but mainly for downloading apps over 10MB.

    What I want to know is, do you tend to just leave your wifi on all the time, or?
    10-07-2009 08:37 AM
  2. TStewart14SHR's Avatar
    I leave mine on, never can seem to tell when I might pick up a connection, so on it stays
    10-07-2009 09:05 AM
  3. iBoxtaboy's Avatar
    I only turn it on when I know I can access wifi. Otherwise, I think it uses up battery power searching for a wifi signal, no? I also hate seeing pop ups asking me if I want to connect to all these secured connections that I don't have a password to. LOL
    10-07-2009 09:05 AM
  4. chobbs1's Avatar
    Same here. I leave mine off until I know i can connect
    10-07-2009 10:23 AM
  5. pvdnh's Avatar
    I rarely use wifi, just for downloading apps or when I'm surfing the web at school because it is quicker than using 3g. My school is like a reception black hole.
    10-07-2009 10:25 AM
  6. jamesus's Avatar
    I only turn on wifi when I know I can connect.
    10-07-2009 10:28 AM
  7. whmurray's Avatar
    Morning all -

    I've been using wifi a bit more lately, but mainly for downloading apps over 10MB.

    What I want to know is, do you tend to just leave your wifi on all the time, or?
    I put my iPhone in "Airplane Mode" at bedtime. This saves re-charge time.

    I sometimes turn it off because I think that trying to use "closed" access points keeps it from using 3G.
    10-07-2009 10:31 AM
  8. sting7k's Avatar
    I leaven it on all the time. If you turn off ask to join networks it doesn't seem to effect the battery and search all the time, only when I go to it in options and then it scans. Otherwise it just auto joins networks it already knows, which is nice.
    10-07-2009 10:48 AM
  9. mth785's Avatar
    With my 2g I left it on all the time but since I got my 3Gs, I've been turning it off when I leave home.
    10-07-2009 11:52 AM
  10. BENGRIMM's Avatar
    I have WIFI on all the time , love sneaking on to unsecure networks , free internet , WOOT !!!!
    10-07-2009 12:07 PM
  11. jhamilton3's Avatar
    I have it on all the time when its available (home & school)
    10-07-2009 12:13 PM
  12. rkbrown81's Avatar
    I usually just leave it on all the time. If I turn it off, I'll forget to turn it back on until after I've tried to access data and it's really slow (I only have EDGE network where I live). It's annoying to have to close the app, go into settings to turn on wifi, then go back into the app. That's why mine stays on always.
    10-07-2009 04:13 PM
  13. applejosh's Avatar
    I've been turning it off when I'm away from the office or the house. Battery life on the 3Gs isn't stellar (at least in the week I've had it, it hasn't been), so I figure the fewer things on, the better. Maybe a carryover from how I used my previous Bold.
    10-07-2009 04:18 PM
  14. ghostface147's Avatar
    I leave mine on all the time. I do turn off the option to connect to networks automatically. I can't use Wi-Fi at work or else I would have to adhere to the internet filters. Who wants to adhere to any rules in the first place?
    10-07-2009 04:21 PM
  15. big9erfan's Avatar
    On all the time, off if I'm driving any significant distance though.
    10-07-2009 04:27 PM
  16. thinkTwice's Avatar
    It's off unless I need it.
    10-07-2009 04:50 PM
  17. cobra302's Avatar
    I leaven it on all the time. If you turn off ask to join networks it doesn't seem to effect the battery and search all the time, only when I go to it in options and then it scans. Otherwise it just auto joins networks it already knows, which is nice.
    +1 i do the exact same thing
    10-07-2009 05:05 PM
  18. Tramain's Avatar
    I have it on all the time when its available (home & school)
    Same here, love my Wi-Fi
    10-07-2009 06:11 PM
  19. joseedwin's Avatar
    i leave my wifi on, but i have off the option where it will ask me to join new networks. as long as it recognizes my work and my home router--i am good
    10-07-2009 11:56 PM
  20. rod1403's Avatar
    i keep it off unless i'm at home or a place that has wifi
    10-08-2009 04:45 PM
  21. nsquared's Avatar
    I only turn it on when I know I can access wifi. Otherwise, I think it uses up battery power searching for a wifi signal, no? I also hate seeing pop ups asking me if I want to connect to all these secured connections that I don't have a password to. LOL
    You know you can turn that feature off, right?
    10-09-2009 04:05 PM
  22. iBoxtaboy's Avatar
    You know you can turn that feature off, right?
    Thanks, now I do, but just because it doesn't ask you, doesn't mean it isn't always looking for a wifi signal, right? If that's the case, then doesn't that still use up battery power as opposed to just turning off wifi altogether when you know you are not gonna use it?
    10-09-2009 04:28 PM
  23. nsquared's Avatar
    Thanks, now I do, but just because it doesn't ask you, doesn't mean it isn't always looking for a wifi signal, right? If that's the case, then doesn't that still use up battery power as opposed to just turning off wifi altogether when you know you are not gonna use it?
    If you do not have the iPhone looking to join other networks, it will not constantly scan for new networks. If you always join the same networks (for example if you have WiFi at home and at work) it is better to keep WiFi on because WiFi uses less battery power than 3G.

    If you notice when you first unlock your iPhone from sleep, and you have WiFi enabled, you won't have a WiFi icon in the bar at top. A few seconds later, the WiFi engages. So when your iPhone is locked, it puts WiFi to sleep... this should not drain your battery.
    10-09-2009 04:40 PM
  24. dok's Avatar
    i keep mine on at all times for the most part. there have been times i've turned it off tho. for instance...2 of my email addys won't send/receive over my work wifi so i turn it off to send and receive from them.
    10-09-2009 07:15 PM
  25. jhamilton3's Avatar
    Lately my battery life has been better with wi-fi on so I've been keeping it on whenever I can.
    10-09-2009 09:09 PM
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