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FAQs related to Wi-Fi networks on your Apple iPhone 5

Last Updated: Oct 04, 2016

Answers to some of your questions about Wi-Fi

  • Does my Apple iPhone 5 battery last longer if I use a Wi-Fi connection?

    The Apple iPhone 5 uses less battery power with a Wi-Fi signal than the Sprint data networks.

    Note: Battery life depends on network conditions, your actual usage, and a number of other situations.

  • How can I be sure that my Wi-Fi connection is secure?

    Be sure you use Wi-Fi networks that require password protection.

    Open or unsecured Wi-Fi networks do not offer data security.

    Your Apple iPhone 5 captures the password in the initial setup and remembers it for the next time.

    Without a password, your information is not private unless you're also running software that encrypts data.

  • Do I have to set up my Wi-Fi provider information on my Apple iPhone 5 each time I get to a spot where it's available?

    Your Apple iPhone 5 can remember an unlimited number of available Wi-Fi networks. It's easy to add new Wi-Fi networks. The new network is ready to launch when your Apple iPhone 5 is in range.

  • How do Wi-Fi and Sprint 4G signals interact?

    Your Apple iPhone 5 uses Wi-Fi first when both Wi-Fi and Sprint 4G are enabled. Your device searches for a 3G or 4G signal when you travel outside of Wi-Fi range.

  • What happens when I leave my Wi-Fi network?

    When you leave a Wi-Fi network, the data session pauses and automatically reconnects to the Sprint data network.

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