1. in_720_user's Avatar
    i want to know whether Wi-Fi overrides mobile data connection in 8.1. which one is in use when both are turned on?
    05-06-2014 11:20 AM
  2. anon(7900571)'s Avatar
    wifi is always given first preference
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    05-06-2014 11:37 AM
  3. Lance_WPCentral's Avatar
    Wi-Fi overrides mobile data connection. When you keep both on, you will notice that the E, H, 3G, H+ symbol near the Network disappears.
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    05-06-2014 12:07 PM
  4. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    Yes. Wi-Fi overrides mobile data when you are actually connected to a Wi-Fi network. Otherwise, if you are not connected to a Wi-Fi network (even if Wi-Fi is turned on), or your Wi-Fi connection is limited, then the phone will revert to mobile data.
    05-06-2014 01:40 PM
  5. agd87's Avatar
    Yes. Wi-Fi overrides mobile data when you are actually connected to a Wi-Fi network. Otherwise, if you are not connected to a Wi-Fi network (even if Wi-Fi is turned on), or your Wi-Fi connection is limited, then the phone will revert to mobile data.
    Is there a way to stop this? I don't want my Internet to work if my WiFi is down.
    05-06-2014 04:51 PM
  6. dino73n's Avatar
    Just turn your cellular data off.

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    05-07-2014 10:47 AM
  7. BaritoneGuy's Avatar
    Is there a way to stop this? I don't want my Internet to work if my WiFi is down.
    There is a setting under cellular that "for limited wifi connectivity" that will allow you not to use cellular data. I think it appeared in GDR3
    05-07-2014 12:43 PM
  8. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    Is there a way to stop this? I don't want my Internet to work if my WiFi is down.
    Yes.

    Settings > cellular+SIM > For limited Wi-Fi connectivity: don't use cellular data

    You can turn your cellular data off here too.
    05-07-2014 11:54 PM
  9. ShreyansShah's Avatar
    There is a setting under cellular that "for limited wifi connectivity" that will allow you not to use cellular data. I think it appeared in GDR3
    Yes.
    Settings > cellular+SIM > For limited Wi-Fi connectivity: don't use cellular data
    You can turn your cellular data off here too.
    unable to find that settings. i am using WP 8.1 DP
    05-08-2014 12:40 AM
  10. ShreyansShah's Avatar
    i was completely unaware of the fact disclosed above. i never knew that wi-fi is by dafault preferred.
    this means, even if my data settings are enabled, if i am connected to wi-fi, my data won't be used.
    cool man. i feel now so less worried. bcoz my data pack is quite limited (600 MB in 3G), as i use unlimited wi-fi broadband at my office and home.
    05-08-2014 12:43 AM
  11. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    unable to find that settings. i am using WP 8.1 DP
    Me too. Just change "use cellular data" to "don't use cellular data."
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    05-08-2014 01:54 AM
  12. ShreyansShah's Avatar
    wp_ss_20140508_0001.png

    its still missing. that must have been changed in the WP 8.1
    05-08-2014 03:14 AM
  13. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    its still missing. that must have been changed in the WP 8.1
    Interesting. I'm running WP 8.1 as well. I'm wondering if it is a regional or carrier thing. I'm on Verizon in the US. It looks like for you, you have to actually turn off the data.
    05-08-2014 01:20 PM

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