1. anon(55900)'s Avatar
    When I'm not around wifi and try to get online, phone won't use cellular unless I manually turn off WiFi. Can I set up the phone to use cellular automatically whenever wifi isn't available?
    01-09-2014 11:46 AM
  2. patruns's Avatar
    It should work that way automatically. Need more info. Phone model? Rooted? Stock ROM? Android will automatically cut off data and switch to wifi if you are near a "remembered" wifi point, ie; one you have previously connected to.
    01-09-2014 01:33 PM
  3. anon(55900)'s Avatar
    nexus 4 on latest KitKat unrooted.
    01-09-2014 02:07 PM
  4. patruns's Avatar
    Did it work before the Kit Kat update?
    01-10-2014 09:02 AM
  5. anon(55900)'s Avatar
    No, it was always this way.
    01-10-2014 12:55 PM
  6. patruns's Avatar
    All data or just some apps?
    01-10-2014 01:48 PM
  7. anon(55900)'s Avatar
    Usually I'm driving and trying to get gmaps online and email.
    01-10-2014 04:41 PM
  8. patruns's Avatar
    What are your settings under wifi/advanced? I have network notification unchecked, keep wifi on during sleep (always) wifi frequency band (auto) and everything else checked.
    01-11-2014 09:47 AM
  9. anon(55900)'s Avatar
    01-11-2014 10:22 AM
  10. patruns's Avatar
    Uncheck the first one and check avoid poor connections.
    anon(55900) likes this.
    01-11-2014 03:53 PM
  11. itic's Avatar
    If its happening when your trying to download things then you need to change your download preferences from wifi only.
    01-11-2014 04:24 PM
  12. anon(55900)'s Avatar
    Uncheck the first one and check avoid poor connections.
    I made changes and will test next time I drive, thanks!
    01-12-2014 08:31 AM
  13. anon(55900)'s Avatar
    If its happening when your trying to download things then you need to change your download preferences from wifi only.
    Hum, I've seen that but can't find the setting, where is that at? thanks
    01-12-2014 08:34 AM
  14. patruns's Avatar
    If its happening when your trying to download things then you need to change your download preferences from wifi only.
    That is a preference in certain apps. It is not a global on/off switch and would not impact navigation & email.
    01-12-2014 09:17 AM
  15. itic's Avatar
    exactly..OP said it happened while driving and downloading gmail & gmaps...
    01-13-2014 09:20 AM

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