if im using wifi with my phone do I need to turn on data enable?

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Evelyn Kelly-Post

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Posted 5 years ago

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Erwin

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Hi Evelyn,

When you connect to a wifi connection, your data will automatically be disabled. So there is no need to manually turn off your data when you are connected to wifi.
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Mobile data is not "disabled" when wifi is on. You can have Mobile data on & Wifi on at the same time, however the phone will use the Wifi connection over the Mobile data connection
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Yeah, wifi is on data is still there but is not being used.
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Right, not being used is different from being disabled.
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Myke is right. Data is not "disabled", it's just that when you have WiFi on and Data on and you have Wifi connected, it will choose to use WiFi over your data. However, if somehow your WiFi connection fails (which happens frequently), it'll automatically transfer to your data connection.

Sometimes when you're watching a youtube video, you can't see the very top bar so sometimes people mistakenly watch a video with WiFi but mid-way, the WiFi connection got lost and it started using data.

So it's just a precaution :)
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Evelyn Kelly-Post

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then why cant I use internet when it says im connected to my wifi??
when I go to settings....wifi it says connected but when I open playstore it says no connection??
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Keep in mind, Koodo CANNOT troubleshoot your wifi issues. Any issues pertaining to your wifi connection, no matter which device, you would need to contact your ISP.
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tried this didn't work!...don't want to turn data on b/c ive already been charged for data I didn't realize I was using!
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Unless you are trying to do picture messaging, you do not need to have Mobile Data turned on. Call your ISP for your wifi issue.
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ok, thanks for your help!
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If you are using a public wifi connection, you can be connected to wifi but not signed into it, To check that you are connected, go to your internet icon and usually you will be re-directed to a sign in wall.

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