Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default Nexus 5 - Internet Settings

    Hi,

    I want to know whether the Wifi connections are automatically preferred over mobile internet connections when available and connected. Basically, if I'm connected to a Wifi netwrok, will my phone use the Wifi for ALL resulting data usage?

    I ask because I've been getting charged by my mobile operator as well!
  2. #2  

    Default Re: Nexus 5 - Internet Settings

    yes if Wifi is connected it becomes primary. that's not to say that some data might not slip through the cellular connection.
  3. #3  

    Default Re: Nexus 5 - Internet Settings

    I don't think I've ever had my phone use the data cell radio while on a WiFi connection. It's designed to shunt all data through WiFi the moment it connects. But no technology is perfect and some apps may be designed to still use cell data. It remains connected to LTE/HSPA+/3G even when you are connected to WiFi though the chip is supposed to kick back and take a nap in low power mode to ensure it can instantly pop back to cell data the moment you disconnect from the WiFi network.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk
    -Retired -
    8GB Toshiba Thrive
    AT&T Apple iPhone 3G
    AT&T Samsung Galaxy S2 SGH-i777

    -Current-
    Google Nexus 5 32GB Black
    Apple iPad 4 64GB Black
  4. #4  

    Default Re: Nexus 5 - Internet Settings

    When connected to wifi, Android completely shuts off the data connection. To test, connect to your home wifi and then pull the modem connection to the wifi router. Because the phone will still have a connection to the now non-working router, you will not be able to open a web page, check mail, etc.
    Pat

    Galaxy Nexus 10 - stock KitKat 4.4.4
    Galaxy Nexus 7 (2nd Generation) - stock KitKat 4.4.4
    Chromecast
    Nexus 5 - stock KitKat 4.4.4
  5. #5  

    Default Re: Nexus 5 - Internet Settings

    Quote Originally Posted by patruns View Post
    When connected to wifi, Android completely shuts off the data connection. To test, connect to your home wifi and then pull the modem connection to the wifi router. Because the phone will still have a connection to the now non-working router, you will not be able to open a web page, check mail, etc.
    My phones have always showed a constant mobile data connection even when connected to WiFi. I was told by someone at XDA that the phone runs the chip at the lowest power possible to save battery but still tries to stay connected so the change between WiFi and mobile is seamless. It does make more sense for Android to shut the data connection though...
    -Retired -
    8GB Toshiba Thrive
    AT&T Apple iPhone 3G
    AT&T Samsung Galaxy S2 SGH-i777

    -Current-
    Google Nexus 5 32GB Black
    Apple iPad 4 64GB Black
  6. #6  

    Default Re: Nexus 5 - Internet Settings

    Yep, I discovered this when a modem went south last year.......
    Pat

    Galaxy Nexus 10 - stock KitKat 4.4.4
    Galaxy Nexus 7 (2nd Generation) - stock KitKat 4.4.4
    Chromecast
    Nexus 5 - stock KitKat 4.4.4
  7. Thread Author  Thread Author    #7  

    Default Re: Nexus 5 - Internet Settings

    Thanks guys.

    Helped. I think the data usage is essentially bare minimum.

Similar Threads

  1. Help I think my nexus 10 is havng major OS issues stuck at Android 4.2?
    By chris Last Name in forum Google Nexus 10 Tablet
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 08-12-2014, 03:42 PM
  2. [GUIDE] Nexus 5 Recovery
    By Golfdriver97 in forum Nexus 5 Rooting, ROMs, & Hacks
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 06-22-2014, 02:11 AM
  3. Nexus 7 Launcher
    By achiquitachaser in forum Google Nexus 7 Tablet (2013)
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: 01-23-2014, 03:36 AM
  4. Nexus 7 keeps forgetting wifi password
    By jason72androidcentral in forum Google Nexus 7 Tablet (2013)
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-20-2014, 01:59 PM
  5. Internet doesn't work off WiFi unless I turn WiFi off.
    By mawil1013 in forum Google Nexus 4
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 01-12-2014, 08:30 AM

Posting Permissions