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!?
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
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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It will only used one of them, which one is the used first or selected.
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?
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.
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?
It will choose wifi over 3G
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
WIFI has the priority if bot enabled
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..
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
you cant make call with wifi on the road so will go with mobile data, some apps might have section toggling between two data so if you choose wifi then will go with that.
So most apps (Google Maps, Gmail, Pandora) will use Wifi if enabled and available over the moblie data network?
Are there apps that can only use a mobile data network.
well they need some sort of connection to outside if updates are needed so they will choose which ever is available wifi, 3G...
i don't know any applications that only works with mobile data network, if such application exist it means it works like phone call, pay per usage.
you can choose which application to update via wifi or 3G...
•Open up the Google Play App on your Android device
•Press the menu icon to bring up the menu list
•Check the box that says “Update over Wi-Fi only”
android will use wifi over network connection but as Drew Butler said, be sure that wifi connection is strong enough and won't drop...
It will use wifi if you are connected. when disconnected from wifi, cellular data will be use. You should disable cellular data if you do not sign up a data plan to get a bill shock.
Wifi will be the Primary Data connection IF you are connected to a WiFi connection. If your Wifi connection is lost...your cellular data will kick in (3G 4G etc)
Both above answers are correct. My only addition to this is to be careful starting updates with an unreliable wifi connection. Example: Started downloading a game that was over 1 gig and halfway through my wifi connection dropped and the phone tried to switch back to 3g and the result was the download becoming invalid/corrupt and needed to restart which is rather frustrating being it was such a large download to begin with...
Just wanted to add that automatically updating is almost never a good thing and definitely if you drop your wifi connection a lot.. If your apps are set to auto-update and you're using 2g/3g(not including 4g in this although if you are using a prepaid carrier/plan with 4g it is usually limited unlike contract plans)it could lead to you incurring overages with your mobile carrier. Another reason auto-update isn't really good is s becomes sometimes issues come along with updates and if you don't use a program to backup apps you could end up stuck with an app that now force closes or has a loss of functionality. Although my statements are based on facts I do want to say that everyone has their own opinions and these are just mine... Hope this information helps some people in the future. Everyone have a good day.
Good points. However, I believe system updates may be automatically over-the-air. At least the ones coming from the carrier.
I think it prioritises WiFi over cellular when both the channels are available and enabled together.
android can use either wifi aur ur net connection...but at a time it only use only one connection
Please check that question is which one of the two?