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?