1. AdamInTx's Avatar
    Issue resolved by Daniel.
    Last edited by AdamInTx; 03-12-2015 at 11:13 AM. Reason: issue resolved
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    03-11-2015 02:32 PM
  2. Daniel Gilbert M's Avatar
    You meant this one ??
    wp_ss_20150312_0001.png

    Its only for transferring files and stuff from pc to phone or vice versa.
    It does not affect your cellular data (internet/GPRS).
    It has nothing to do with cellular data.

    If you are referring to something else could you please post a screenshot ?
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    03-11-2015 02:50 PM
  3. AdamInTx's Avatar
    Post Deleted - Daniel cleared things up for me
    Last edited by AdamInTx; 03-12-2015 at 11:13 AM.
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    03-11-2015 03:13 PM
  4. Daniel Gilbert M's Avatar
    Hmmm... my 830 was set to allow the USB connection without asking and the info on the MS page didn't mention being able to turn it off just that:
    you clearly haven't explored your phone yet.
    wp_ss_20150312_0002.png

    "And when your phone's connected to your computer using a USB cable and your computer is connected to a network, your phone will choose your computer's network connection over the other connections. "
    Not true !

    Both screenshots taken while phone still connected to PC with data sync on.
    wp_ss_20150312_0005.png

    I then turned off the wifi and checked again. (Still connected to USB data)
    wp_ss_20150312_0004.pngwp_ss_20150312_0003.png

    That to me says that I am not just transferring files and stuff from phone to pc but also using the internet connection of the pc for hitting the internet.
    Just to transfer files .. No internet sharing through USB.

    Anyhow, I've got it now set to ask about allowing usb connections and will be damn sure to never plug into my computer at work again just to be safe.
    You can plug in your phone to PC safely.

    What that setting does it .... in simple words
    you can use your PC either as a charger or you can use it to transfer files.
    Why the option is given ?? Turning off the storage access enables faster charging through a PC USB port.

    It has nothing to do with your data(internet) .
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    03-11-2015 04:53 PM
  5. T Moore's Avatar
    :
    "Your phone will typically choose a Wi-Fi connection over a cellular data connection when they're both available. And when your phone's connected to your computer using a USB cable and your computer is connected to a network, your phone will choose your computer's network connection over the other connections. "
    Thanks Daniel.
    Give the link where you got this quote. You can not because it is not about a Windows Phone.
    03-11-2015 06:06 PM
  6. RumoredNow's Avatar
    The page the OP linked is to a Windows Phone 7 help page...

    Here is the Windows Phone 8 help page: Connecting on Windows Phone: how and when | Windows Phone How-to (United States)

    No mention of "phone to computer" connection. When you elect USB usage it is just for MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) mode under Windows Phone 8 or 8.1.
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    03-11-2015 06:21 PM
  7. AdamInTx's Avatar
    What that setting does it .... in simple words
    you can use your PC either as a charger or you can use it to transfer files.
    Why the option is given ?? Turning off the storage access enables faster charging through a PC USB port.

    It has nothing to do with your data(internet) .
    Have I explored my phone fully? No, I'm not the type who likes to dig into all the sub menus of sub menus and figure out every last detail of how something works. In the case of WP I like it because it's an easy to use OS that works reliably. The main reason I got rid of my iphone for a lumia 900 when it came out was because I found the iphone to be a nice device but one that worked inconsistently and would constantly lock up or crash. Haven't had those issues with WP. And, while I believe what you are saying especially with your screenshots I still stand behind my opinion that "your phone will choose your computer's network connection over the other connections" makes it sound like it uses my computers internet connection. And yes I now realize that I was linking to a WP7 article not 8 but it doesn't change the fact that the wording, to me, makes it seem like my phone was using my PC's network connection.

    Anyhow, again thanks for the help. I appreciate you taking your time to clarify the issue.
    03-12-2015 11:12 AM

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