1. moomps's Avatar
    I am fairly new to the IPhone and have a question. I have a wifi setup at home so I leave my phone set to WIFI on when I'm there. My question is - do most people leave WIFI on all the time at let the phone find what ever session it can? Do you let it just connect without asking? Is this the best way to use available WIFI connections? Thanks for your input
    03-15-2011 08:07 AM
  2. ghostface147's Avatar
    I leave mine all the time, but disable the option to ask to join networks. If I need to go somewhere that my job blocks, then I turn it off.
    03-15-2011 08:19 AM
  3. bamf-hacker's Avatar
    I leave mine on, for the most, as well. I have my work, home and mobile hotspots saved and it will connect to those automatically. I do however turn off WiFi if I am not going to be using any of those networks for extended periods to save on battery power.
    03-15-2011 09:18 AM
  4. Alli's Avatar
    I leave it on all the time. I still usually have 50% or more battery left when I get home at the end of the day, despite being asked if I want to join the network all day long at school - where I won't put my iPhone on the network cause they block too many websites!
    03-15-2011 10:36 AM
  5. Darth-gamer's Avatar
    I leave it on all the time. I still usually have 50% or more battery left when I get home at the end of the day, despite being asked if I want to join the network all day long at school - where I won't put my iPhone on the network cause they block too many websites!
    Why not turn off "ask to join networks"?

    As for me, wifi is on all the time, ask to join networks is off. That way I get wifi speed at home, leave and automatically switch to 3G and automatically switch back when I am in range of my home again.
    03-15-2011 11:13 AM
  6. miro's Avatar
    I do the same, it make the most sense for me. Iphone catches all my approved networks and ignores the ones I have not accepted. If i need wifi and want to look for it, i go to settings and find it. For some reason though, when I am near or in a Starbucks or McDonalds, the browser opens up and asks me if I want to connect. Very annoying. I cant figure out how to stop the pop up.
    03-15-2011 12:09 PM
  7. Darth-gamer's Avatar
    I do the same, it make the most sense for me. Iphone catches all my approved networks and ignores the ones I have not accepted. If i need wifi and want to look for it, i go to settings and find it. For some reason though, when I am near or in a Starbucks or McDonalds, the browser opens up and asks me if I want to connect. Very annoying. I cant figure out how to stop the pop up.
    Have you turned off "ask to join networks"?
    03-15-2011 06:26 PM
  8. generik777's Avatar
    I leave mine on all the time.
    03-15-2011 06:41 PM
  9. CalifJewls's Avatar
    I leave mine on all the time, last thing I want to do is to visit my settings every time I run an errand, come home, etc..
    03-15-2011 07:40 PM
  10. Elaine5006's Avatar
    I leave mine on all the time too. I would get annoyed having to go to settings all the time.
    03-15-2011 07:46 PM
  11. dixie dregs's Avatar
    When I get in my car because it interfers with the bluetooth activation for my hands free. When I turn off wifi the phone is immediatley recognized.
    03-22-2011 11:01 AM
  12. sting7k's Avatar
    I leave mine on all the time and have set to auto join networks turned off so it doesn't keep searching all the time and only joins network I tell it too join. There is WiFi just about in every building I go in these days so why not always use it?
    03-22-2011 11:33 AM
  13. yanks19's Avatar
    like most here, i leave wifi on just about all the time. have a couple of trusted networks that i auto-join and have turned off 'ask to join networks'... for those rare times i need to turn off wifi, there's an SBSettings toggle for that...
    03-23-2011 11:33 AM
  14. Totalimmortal363's Avatar
    I never have Wifi on. Ever.
    03-23-2011 11:40 AM
  15. Garz's Avatar
    I ONLY use wifi for facetime or if I'm downloading a big app. Wifi has proven to shorten standby battery time. Its doesnt shorten it much but I like to maximize every bit
    03-23-2011 01:07 PM
  16. shimojunk's Avatar
    I use SBSsettings to quickly turn off WiFi and turn on WiFi. I turn it off when I leave work and my home to conserve battery power. For me, I notice I save a bit of standby battery juice if I turn it off.
    03-23-2011 01:20 PM
  17. Fausty82's Avatar
    I leave it on all the time. I work from home... so I almost always am in a wifi area... also several other places I frequent have wifi... battery is good if I can get through the day... and that has not been a problem so far (aside from one stupid anomaly which was self-inflicted).
    03-23-2011 01:34 PM
  18. ZOFOURTWENTY's Avatar
    I leave it on all the time, don't think its a big deal and should try turning it off one day to see if there is any impact on battery life but I dont have an issue with battery life
    03-25-2011 07:50 PM
  19. Darth-gamer's Avatar
    Don't forget too that after 30 seconds of the phone sleeping that it automatically switches over to 3G to save battery. It goes back over to WiFi when you wake it up.
    03-26-2011 02:28 AM
  20. radyoactive's Avatar
    I noticed this on my wife's iphone. How does the phone receive facetime calls if the phone is in 3G? I tried facetiming from my ipad after the phones sleeps and it does not connect.

    Kind of defeats the purpose of leaving on wifi and waiting for a FT call.

    Is there a way around this?

    Don't forget too that after 30 seconds of the phone sleeping that it automatically switches over to 3G to save battery. It goes back over to WiFi when you wake it up.
    04-11-2011 10:55 AM
  21. ericsmcdonald's Avatar
    I never have Wifi on. Ever.
    Same.

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    04-11-2011 09:18 PM
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