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WIFI to LTE (certain apps)

  1. n1vlek Cupcake Feb 12, 2019

    n1vlek, Feb 12, 2019 :
    This happens to my friend, sister and me. Whenever I get out of wifi's reach out home or work, apps (such as Wechat, Facebook Messenger, Google Map, Waze) is having no internet connection. This was noticed by my friend first. I asked my sister and she said her fb messenger was the same. I tried mines and the same happened. This IS a software problem. Have anyone fix this before?

    Resetting network and turning off doesn't work.
    Turning on airplane mode doesn't work.

    If I waited 10+ minutes, connections back, but sometimes you will miss something whether your going on a date or not. Maybe someone canceled the date with you as you have no connection.
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  2. toastytoast1234 Lollipop Feb 12, 2019

    toastytoast1234, Feb 12, 2019 :
    Yes, your phone is the reason you're alone.

    As the OP marketing department like to say, learn to love yourself.
     

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  4. stbn84 Gingerbread Feb 12, 2019

    stbn84, Feb 12, 2019 :
    I've never had any issues with this, but do you have developer options enabled? If so, try switching on "mobile data always active" and see if it helps. And what about "turn-on Wi-Fi automatically" & "smart Wi-Fi switcher" in Wi-Fi preferences?
     

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  5. n1vlek Cupcake Feb 12, 2019

    n1vlek, Feb 12, 2019 :


    stbn84

    I've never had any issues with this, but do you have developer options enabled? If so, try switching on "mobile data always active" and see if it helps. And what about "turn-on Wi-Fi automatically" & "smart Wi-Fi switcher" in Wi-Fi preferences?




    Have tried. Same
     

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  6. stbn84 Gingerbread Feb 12, 2019

    stbn84, Feb 12, 2019 :
    Are you all using the same carrier service? Could be an issue with the SIM not switching over quick enough. If not then sorry, I'm out of ideas. Again, I have never personally had this issue, however I don't use any of those apps you had the problems with either.
     

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  7. n1vlek Cupcake Feb 12, 2019

    n1vlek, Feb 12, 2019 :
    Friends using Tmobile. My sister and I are using Mint
     

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  9. stbn84 Gingerbread Feb 12, 2019

    stbn84, Feb 12, 2019 :
    I use T-Mobile, so I dunno. Never once experienced this. Mint could be the problem though, possibly. Same network towers, but they're prioritized differently. Maybe contact Mint and see what they have to say and/or try new SIM's.
     

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  10. Pauln64 Cupcake Feb 12, 2019

    Pauln64, Feb 12, 2019 :
    I have the same issue...leaving home it takes a good 3 or 4 minutes to get 4g connection :( thought it was a issue with cell tower in my neighborhood until I realized coming home I have service in the same area.. it's just when I leave wifi..
     

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  11. n1vlek Cupcake Feb 12, 2019

    n1vlek, Feb 12, 2019 :
    Friend is using Tmobile and is experiencing the same problem so can't be network. I doubt this is a defective thing because after 10 to 15 minutes network connection is restored. BTW after switch from wifi to LTE, Chrome still works. Not all apps have this problem. My friend uninstalled wechat and still suffered this problem.
     

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  12. stbn84 Gingerbread Feb 12, 2019

    stbn84, Feb 12, 2019 :
    If Chrome still works and all other apps aren't affected, isn't it possible that it's app specific and those apps are the problem? If Chrome works and most others, then you still have a connection...
     

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  13. Pauln64 Cupcake Feb 12, 2019

    Pauln64, Feb 12, 2019 :
    my chrome doesn't work.. also I just duplicated it by switching off Wi-Fi I lost connection all together.

    by chance are you in the Charlotte NC area maybe it's something to do with TMobile and our area?
     

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  14. stbn84 Gingerbread Feb 12, 2019

    stbn84, Feb 12, 2019 :
    When you switch off Wi-Fi, do you still have mobile data activated?
     

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  15. Pauln64 Cupcake Feb 12, 2019

    Pauln64, Feb 12, 2019 :
    yes it is and shows 4g on status bar. just doesn't work for a few minutes
     

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  16. n1vlek Cupcake Feb 12, 2019

    n1vlek, Feb 12, 2019 :
    LTE shows connected. But doesn't really connect for like 10 or so minutes. I live in CA
     

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  17. Pauln64 Cupcake Feb 12, 2019

    Pauln64, Feb 12, 2019 :
    do you have lookout installed and with safe browsing turn on.. I should of thought of this before but I just turned off safe browsing and it connected 4g right away ....yet another incompatibility with it it would seen
     

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  18. stbn84 Gingerbread Feb 12, 2019

    stbn84, Feb 12, 2019 :
    I'm out of ideas, sorry guys. I'd try to reproduce the problem on my device, but I can't. Unless a ton of other people start complaining about this (and I haven't seen many complaints), I'd still say try a new SIM. May help, may not but it's an easy thing to try especeif you've tried the things I listed above and also made sure it's not app specific. Good luck.
     

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  19. n1vlek Cupcake Feb 12, 2019

    n1vlek, Feb 12, 2019 :
    I don't have Lookout installed.

    Thanks for trying. Good you have a perfect working phone
     

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  20. Pauln64 Cupcake Feb 12, 2019

    Pauln64, Feb 12, 2019 :
    do you have any VPN type apps or any security type apps that have a safe browsing or VPN connection?
     

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