What connection does Android use when both WiFi and mobile data are simultaneously enabled?
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Which connection/s does an Android use when both wifi and data connection are enabled? Does an Android use wifi or data cellular connection or both!?

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  • Sathya Murthy

    If WiFi is available then the mobileData is temporarily disabled and internet is connected via WiFi. When WiFi is not available then the MobileData connectivity gets enabled automatically

  • Kannon Y

    Hello Sunil!

    Android actually does support simultaneous connection for both 3G and WiFi devices, through an amazing app called SuperSpeed. On LTE phones it will dramatically increase connect speeds.

    As others have said, when both WiFi and 3G are simultaneously connected, only WiFi will work.

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  • Dr.Sunil Vaswani

    Thanks to respondents for answering

    I have marked this question as resolved but discussions and counter-debates are welcome

  • Boni Oloff

    It will only used one of them, which one is the used first or selected.

    • Dr.Sunil Vaswani


      You mean if 3g is used first and then wifi is enabled with 3g allready on then it would use 3g even though wifi is simultaneously on?


    • Boni Oloff

      Iy you enabled the WiFi, then it will start using the WiFi, because that means you select to connect with it. But you wont get to internet using the 3G anymore.

    • Dr.Sunil Vaswani

      Yes I understand , which is what you have mentioned same in your first response.

      But your response implies what is contradictory to consensus answer of all other respondents

      Can you mention an authorized weblink reference to support your answer?

  • Cyra Calkhoven

    It will choose wifi over 3G

  • Dimal Chandrasiri

    In ICS it, automatically selects the wifi connection over the data connection if wifi is available while the data is also available. the reason for this is, that most wifi hotspots provide free connection and another reason is that charges are more cheap than the data connection

  • Ahmed Khalil

    WIFI has the priority if bot enabled

  • Pwince Khan

    you must set it up before browsing..for example i use opera and when there is wifi i go to opera connections and change it to wifi..

  • Rakesh Mishra

    i m also having android phone and most of the times it uses wifi connection because wifi is having more speed as compare to 2g network

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