iPhone Users Twice As Likely To Connect To Wi-Fi Than Android Users

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Chances are to save on your 3G dataplan, you’ve enabled Wi-Fi on your iPhone. However, if you’re an Android user, you’re less likely to do so. According to a new study by ComScore, 71% of iPhone users are connected to a Wi-Fi hotspot, while only 32% of Android users are. So what could be the reason? Perhaps connecting to Wi-Fi on an iPhone is a bit easier. 

I mean, seriously, look at the menu system on iOS versus Android. On an iPhone, it’s a little more direct to connect to a Wi-Fi network. iOS also has a feature that recommends a Wi-Fi network to connect to, through a huge notification. On an Android device, the menu is a little tougher to get through, and doesn’t have a type of notification as robust as iOS’s for when a network is around.

Over across the pond, European iPhone users are connected to Wi-Fi 87% of the time, while 57% of Android users are connected the study found.

We told you yesterday that Android is selling very well over at Verizon, which has the largest 4G LTE network. Many of these customers could be ditching Wi-Fi to use Verizon’s blazing fast 4G network. While the new iPad offers 4G on AT&T and Verizon, the iPhone is currently stuck on 3G.

So iPhone users, why are you electing to use Wi-Fi over 3G?

[via Mashable]

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  • lukehobster

    Save data, money, faster browsing, and where I live I don’t recieve a 3g connection…

  • Frank van Manen

    It’s all automatic. Coming home = WiFi on. At work = WiFi on. At school = WiFi on. At public transport = WiFi on. Besides, it increases the battery life.

  • urandom

    >Perhaps connecting to Wi-Fi on an iPhone is a bit easier.
    What a bullshit

  • howie_isaacks

    Wifi is faster and more reliable. It’s TRUE that connecting to wifi on the iPhone is easier. I have connected dozens of Android phones to wifi and it’s a pain in the ass, just like doing everything else on Android. Android is CRAPWARE.

  • Blake Beavers

    Umm… Because it’s automatic after the first time…

  • awolfram

    Obvious if you’ve owned both phones like I have:

    On iPhones it increases battery life to use wifi, so you just leave it on.
    On Android you are told to turn OFF wifi/bluetooth to save battery life when not in use.

  • Srose428

    Look at the basics…
    iPhone: Using Wifi increases battery life, and is automatic after the first connect.
    Android: Wifi Decreases Battery Life, how is that even possible, straight counter-intuitive.

  • Srose428

    Look at the basics…
    iPhone: Using Wifi increases battery life, and is automatic after the first connect.
    Android: Wifi Decreases Battery Life, how is that even possible, straight counter-intuitive.

  • mutelight

    WiFi saves battery on both Android handsets I have owned. Also it is dead simple to enable on ICS. Just flip to the left homescreen and press one button. (Default shipping configuration.)

  • hic9582

    To be clear, android had the same type of notification as the iphone. And most people turn it on once and leave it on. Why is every article on cult of mac so biased? I understand its supposed to be about idevices but android is here to stay so you might as well learn to live with it instead of trying to bash them every chance you get.

  • TABUZX2

    data cap? i’ don’t care who you are, no one wants to pay the overage fees for a data plan, and since you’re more likely to get an android phone with unlimited data, why get on wifi? iphone’s unfortunately are more likely to have data caps, thus, more likely to get on wifi…

  • Wayne Luke

    If you’re on an AT&T iOS device and walk within range of any WiFi hotspot named attwifi, it will automatically connect without user intervention. That is as long as the WiFi radio is turned on.