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iOS 6 beta adds 'Wi-Fi plus Cellular' setting to ensure reliable network connection for apps

iOS 6 beta adds 'Wi-Fi plus Cellular' setting to ensure reliable network connection for apps
iOS 6, beta 4 features a setting for Wi-Fi Plus Cellular

iOS 6, beta 4 features a setting for Wi-Fi Plus Cellular

If a weak Wi-Fi signal is keeping you from using certain apps on your iOS 6 flavored device, you might not have to go into your settings and put your device back on cellular connectivity. In the latest beta release of iOS 6 (you know, beta 4, the version that removes your beloved YouTube client), settings in the General/Cellular control panel can be found for 'Wi-Fi Plus Cellular'. The idea is that by setting the toggle switch to on, those apps unable to work properly due to a weak Wi-Fi signal will automatically switch to cellular connectivity.

Underneath the main switch is a sub menu that allows users to turn cellular connections on or off for a number of tasks, essentially giving you the option to use Wi-Fi only for certain data-intensive features like downloading music from iTunes, using Face Time (which is possible using 3G on iOS 6) or syncing documents from iCloud.

Being a beta release, this feature is just for developers at the moment and could be altered or disappear completely by the time iOS 6 is officially launched.

source: MacRumors

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posted on 12 Aug 2012, 19:32 7

1. Roomaku (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


Talk about data overages....jk. Man this is cool but haven't other phones had this? And as for the Youtube app, beloved is the last word I would use to describe that mess...

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 07:06 1

20. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Actually, when I was using the Youtube app, it was pretty good. Not really that different from the mobile site, I don't get why people hate it...

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 07:35

21. Roomaku (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


Guess you were one of the lucky ones, It took like 7 minutes to load a 2 minute video in the YouTube App, and the mobile took like a minute and this is right next to a router....

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 07:51 1

22. Non_Sequitur (Posts: 1111; Member since: 16 Mar 2012)


Seriously? My videos would load almost instantly way away from my router. And that's with an average 15 mbps/s connection. Huh.

posted on 12 Aug 2012, 19:53 4

2. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1270; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)


Finding new iOS 6 features is like increasing the screen size by 0.5 inches; not much.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 00:52 4

11. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


so would u rather them not include it?

sheesh… can't apple just be commended for adding a useful feature?

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 00:58

13. ghostnexus (Posts: 96; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


No, its perfect remember

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 01:16 4

16. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


nobody says that but android trolls… and maybe idiot apple fans, but the large amount of apple supporters enjoy watching apple add new features and develop their product…

i think android users need to realize apple users enjoy their products and don't need to be freed from some illusion that apple can never improve

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 19:40

28. lyndon420 (Posts: 1782; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


We never said ios users didn't enjoy their phones - you guys pay enough for them so one would hope you're getting something out of the experience.

We also never said apple can't improve...its something we encourage.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 22:07

32. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


oh i agree… it shifts from "apple is perfect remember" to apple hasn't innovated in 5 years (which can be proven false)…

and honestly, I know in replying I'm taking the bait, but your entire post is derogatory against apple and is inciting an argument…

in fact, I am not sure why you say that about ios users enjoying their phones… I mentioned the enjoyment of seeing apple progress and innovate-- I would sure hope anybody who bought his/her wished-for phone enjoys it

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 07:49

34. lyndon420 (Posts: 1782; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


I'm up for some proof sure...post some links please.

As for the enjoyment thing, the easiest way for me to answer your question is to have you re-read your previous post #16.

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 17:18

36. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


i am not sure what question you are referring to, as I dont think I asked a question…

innovation such as the retina display, the iphone 4 being the slimmest phone at the time-- i am sure you know what those are without me having to paste links, as they normally get broken through the comment, i am not sure why

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 13:25

37. lyndon420 (Posts: 1782; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


I was attempting to answer your indirect question where you said "...I am not sure why you said that about ios users enjoying their phones".

Thinnest phone? I may be mistaken, but I'm pretty sure that Motorola and Samsung still have that title.

Retina display? Apple knew what they wanted and commissioned LG, Samsung and I believe Toshiba or Sharp to figure out how to make it happen. I want a phone with a holographic display, so does that mean I invented it when someone figures out how to make it?

posted on 15 Aug 2012, 21:24

38. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


yes, so samsung and motorola innovated to make a thinner phone.. at the time the iphone 4 was the thinnest

and no, they developed the screen and then commissioned lg and samsung to mass produce it.. same with their various chips-- apple owns no manufacturing plants

posted on 12 Aug 2012, 19:58

3. protozeloz (Posts: 5379; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


you may want to be careful as having cellular turned off when using wifi was a power saving feature, having both working may reduce battery life drastically... specially on 4G. anyone here with beta iOS6 willing to test that theory for us?

also this would be a good Idea

http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/08/08/combine-3g4g-and-wifi-to-download-and-destroy-your-data-cap-faster-than-ever/

posted on 12 Aug 2012, 19:59 3

4. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4103; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


This is actually a neat little feature... Though for people without unlimited data, they have to be a bit cautious when using it.

posted on 12 Aug 2012, 21:38 2

6. AppleRoyally (banned) (Posts: 7; Member since: 12 Aug 2012)


Looking forward to the ios6®

posted on 12 Aug 2012, 21:50 4

7. lyndon420 (Posts: 1782; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


I'm happy for apple users. It's about time apple started to focus on playing catch up again. IOS users deserve decent features in their phones that are comparable to what Android has offered from the beginning.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 00:11 7

9. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


I am also glad for Android users once the few upgrade to JB there wil be no lagging just like iOS...

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 19:49

29. lyndon420 (Posts: 1782; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


My step daughters ipad 2 is only 1 month old and it was horribly laggy when playing some graphic intensive games, and after having it for 2 weeks it just wouldn't turn on anymore so now its out getting fixed. So far apple has made a bad actual first impression in my household. But hey...its electronics, this s*it happens with all makes and brands. My biggest beef with apple is their reluctance to give people more options and the ability to customize to our liking.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 00:54 3

12. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


oh don't pretend like android has been on a high horse from the beginning…

and nobody with a brain -- i know shocking criteria these days -- follows the blind theory that android is better than ios… he/she looks at the merits of both platforms

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 11:47 1

26. gallitoking (Posts: 4690; Member since: 17 May 2011)


never claim one OS is better than the other, I have only said iOS is better for me..

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 20:13

30. lyndon420 (Posts: 1782; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


I would never pretend like Android has been on a high horse from the beginning...didn't apple already claim rights to that?

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 22:13

33. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


oh how intelligent of you! implying apple has a patent for something! not like i've heard that one a million times or anything…

in your post you say apple needs to play catch-up again, and that android has had more features from the beginning…

please… the consistency (and possibly brain development) of that more than a 5 year old would be nice

posted on 14 Aug 2012, 07:59

35. lyndon420 (Posts: 1782; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Personal insults now? Typical apple user strategy when fishing for any kind of justification...only you are hiding behind a windows logo. Nice. You want intelligence, and that's the best useable substance you give me in return?

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 12:19 1

27. JessJess (unregistered)


Thank you, I needed a good laugh. Such a joker.

posted on 12 Aug 2012, 22:31 1

8. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)


Glad I have unlimited data, but unfortunately it kind of makes me feel trapped since I'm grandfathered with a company as mediocre as AT&T.

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 01:01 1

15. ghostnexus (Posts: 96; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


iOS6 is why I will not get the next iPhone, maybe next year

posted on 13 Aug 2012, 11:44

25. Googlethis (Posts: 170; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Interesting wondering if it will make it past beta and if it does will it be a usefull feature.

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