[kwlug-disc] Android Users Help!

unsolicited unsolicited at swiz.ca
Sat Apr 7 03:05:38 EDT 2012


Thanks.

One question though:
 > Whether it is Wifi or Mobile Data, apps usually don't care, it is just
 > internet access somehow for the app. The difference is billing  and
 > quota or not, and is per your relationship with the carrier.

The app may not care, but my budget does.

If wi-fi is present, will it be preferred over mobile data?


On 4/7/2012 1:17 AM, Khalid Baheyeldin wrote:
> Turning off data means "mobile data", meaning data over the phone
> network, yes, bytes.
>
> You can do that by going to Settings, Wireless and Networks, Mobile
> Networks, then clicking Data Enabled. Or use Quick Settings for faster
> access (app needed).
>
> For Wifi, there is a setting under Settings, Wireless and Netowrks,
> Wifi Settings, Menu, Advanced, Wifi Sleep policy, then set to Never,
> and it will use Wifi only and never go to Mobile data.
>
> This is all built-in into Android, no app needed.
>
> Whether it is Wifi or Mobile Data, apps usually don't care, it is just
> internet access somehow for the app. The difference is billing  and
> quota or not, and is per your relationship with the carrier.
>
> On Sat, Apr 7, 2012 at 12:39 AM, unsolicited<unsolicited at swiz.ca>  wrote:
>> Interesting. Didn't know that. (Don't have Android, but keep getting asked
>> about it.)
>>
>> So, references to 'data' have nothing to do with 'using data' (i.e. not just
>> voice / call? Or rather, data does not mean using 'bytes', e.g. internet?)
>> Assuming wi-fi is turned on (and available), and data turned off, internet
>> browsing is still possible? 'Data' is really just turning a 'byte conduit'
>> on when outside of wi-fi range (and uses the cellular data side of things)?
>>
>> Assuming data is on, and wi-fi turned on and active, will the phone prefer
>> the 'wi-fi' 'byte conduit' over the 'data' (cellular) 'byte conduit'?
>>
>> Are there any good links to explanation on this sort of thing?
>



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