4.1 Persistent Wifi Problems

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by forcetactic, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. forcetactic macrumors 6502

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    Ever since 4.0.2, my wifi has been disconnecting a minute after I put it on sleep. Anyone else experiencing this problem or know a solution?
     
  2. Saberon macrumors 6502a

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    I believe only iPod Touches benefit from Persistent Wifi. Your iPhone is supposed to disconnect from wifi in sleep because it absolutely kills the battery life. The iPhone has 3G so it doesn't need to have wifi on constantly, whereas the iPod Touch will benefit such as receiving skype calls
     
  3. forcetactic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well in 4.0.1 my iphone had persistent wifi so I'm not sure if they removed it in later ios's
     
  4. toad77 macrumors member

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    I think it only persists if it doesn't have a cellular data connection.
     
  5. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

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    That's one time when it'll use Persistent Wi-Fi.

    When persistent Wi-Fi should be active:

    -When your phone is plugged in to power
    -When your phone is using the data connection with the screen off (e.g. Skype or streaming music)
    -When there is no cellular signal at all

    In addition to that, as iPod touches will always find that last condition fulfilled, they will generally stay connected to Wi-Fi all of the time.
     

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