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Automatically switch to mobile data if WiFi isn't working via OnePlus 8 Pro

  1. Markyyys
    Donut Jul 22, 2021

    Markyyys , via OnePlus 8 Pro , Jul 22, 2021 :
    Hi all,

    I was wondering, is there a setting to make my Oneplus 8 pro automatically use my mobile data if the WiFi has no connectivity? For example, if it has connected to a free WiFi network that you have to sign in to, before you sign in, you have no connectivity.
    Previous phones have switched to using mobile data automatically in the past.
    Is there a setting somewhere for this?
    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2021

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  2. Tee_Eee_Bee
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jul 22, 2021

    Tee_Eee_Bee , Jul 22, 2021 :
    Have a look in:
    Settings > Wi-fi & Network > Dual Channel network acceleration to see if either of those two options are what you are looking for.
     

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  3. puccellino
    Lollipop Jul 25, 2021

    puccellino , Jul 25, 2021 :
    My understanding was that if both were switched on, it would have a preference for wifi connection, if not it automatically uses data.

    Does that not happen for you?
     

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  4. Markyyys
    Donut Jul 25, 2021

    Markyyys , via OnePlus 8 Pro , Jul 25, 2021 :
    Yes, it will use WiFi in preference to mobile data.
    But it uses WiFi, even if there's no connection
     

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  5. puccellino
    Lollipop Jul 25, 2021

    puccellino , Jul 25, 2021 :
    You mean the WiFi sign shows up in on the top bar? Possibly because its on and searching for wifi connection.

    Edit: ahhh I understand now, it finds free wifi, and switches the mobile data off, but you have to manually connect to this. I dont think thats right. I will test on my 8T.
     
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2021

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  6. otto2
    Photography Expert Jul 25, 2021

    otto2 , Jul 25, 2021 :
    This is a bug, please use the community app to report it.
     

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  7. Markyyys
    Donut Jul 25, 2021

    Markyyys , via OnePlus 8 Pro , Jul 25, 2021 :
    I'm going to try the "intelligent network connection" option. Sounds useful - let's see.
    Thanks
     

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  8. Markyyys
    Donut Jul 25, 2021

    Markyyys , via OnePlus 8 Pro , Jul 25, 2021 :
    I've switched on "intelligent network connection" in the WiFi and network settings, let's see what that does
     

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  9. Markyyys
    Donut Jul 26, 2021


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