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    Default Any apps to auto turn off 3G when on wifi?

    Title says it. I want my 3G to automatically turn off when I'm connected to a wifi network.
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    I thought this happened automatically anyway?

    When I'm on wifi, the wifi symbol appears in the status bar and the network symbol goes away. I just assumed it was off, is it? I''m on captivate btw.
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    It should do this automatically. If you refer to when you put your phone to sleep and 3g tries to turn on, head to settings > wireless & networks> Wifi settings> menu> Advanced > and turn Wifi sleep policy to "Never".
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    From what I've read, people get better battery life if they set "enable always on mobile" to off. This just shuts the 3G off when the phone is asleep. If you're still on wifi you get all your emails and syncs.

    I just added a shortcut to manually switch my 3G off when on wife since I'm on wifi 90% of the day. I'm just lazy and don't want to have to switch 3G off/on every time I'm on/off wifi.


    I know that when it's on wifi the 3G should auto shut off but I think it still periodically turns on for whatever reason.
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    so if android already auto shuts off 3g when wifi is used, how does it get SMS? does it auto use 1x / 2g instead??

    thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jin555 View Post
    so if android already auto shuts off 3g when wifi is used, how does it get SMS? does it auto use 1x / 2g instead??

    thanks!
    Calls and text come over the same radio, Not 3G or wifi
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    I've never heard of Android doing automated screen states like you folks are explaining.

    Superpower is the best app for this. Check xda.
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    thanks for quick reply!

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