Tricks to Use WiFi and Cellular Data Simultaneously on Android

There are two ways to connect to the internet on an Android phone. The first is via Cellular Data, and the second is using WiFi. But have you ever thought about using both networks at the same time?

It may sound impossible to do, but it is possible. And of course there are advantages and disadvantages when you do it. But this feature is not available for all versions of Android, and can only be enjoyed starting from Android 9 (Pie) and above.

Its performance does not combine the connection between WiFi and Cellular Data, but will choose one of them. So for example WiFi does not have internet access, it will automatically be transferred to cellular data quickly.

Tricks Activating WiFi and Cellular Data Simultaneously

Turning on WiFi or Cellular Data manually sometimes takes a long time, up to a few seconds. But by activating both, you can switch quickly without having to wait anymore.

Oh yes, this feature is hidden in Android phones. So you have to activate Developer Mode first to be able to start following the method below. Please first read the article How to Enable Developer Mode on Android 4.0 and above

If Developer Mode has been activated, please follow the steps below:

  1. Go to Settings.

  2. Scroll down and tap menu Developer Options or Developer Mode.

    Tap Developer Options Menu

  3. Scroll down again and activate the option Always Active Quota.

    Activate on Always-On Quota

  4. Now try to turn on WiFi and Cellular Data, surely both can be used together.

    Using WiFi and Cellular Data Simultaneously

Now switching networks from WiFi to Cellular Data or vice versa will be very fast and you don’t have to wait long anymore. It is suitable when playing games, to choose a stable and fast network.

Also read: HP Can’t Connect to WiFi? Here are 5 solutions

Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Two Networks Simultaneously

In short, the advantage of using two networks simultaneously is that it can switch internet connections quickly, so when one network is disabled, the system will immediately use the other network that is still alive.

While the drawback is that users can’t tell whether they’re currently using WiFi or Cellular Data unless they use a help application, such as a speed meter. In addition, activating two networks simultaneously also has an impact on battery power which is a bit wasteful.

For that, please think first to activate this feature. Or you can also activate it only when playing online games, it’s worth it.

Hopefully useful and good luck