Does WiFi sleep in Airplane mode?

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  1. tibere86 macrumors member

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    I am travelling to Ireland for a business trip and plan to use SIP to stay in touch with work and family. My question is, if I keep my phone in Airplane mode and wifi on, does wifi sleep when the screen is off or does it always stay connected? I need to be able to receive calls reliably.
     
  2. Dr McKay macrumors 68040

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    Even not in airplane mode the phone will disconnect from Wi-Fi to preserve battery when idle for a while.
     
  3. kolax macrumors G3

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    If you have a running application that is using the WiFi, then when you go to sleep, it should remain connected. I have a Radio App that uses WiFi for the stream, and I lock my phone when using it.
     
  4. tibere86 thread starter macrumors member

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    Darn it! Thanks for the reply. I was trying to avoid getting prepaid but I guess I have no other option.
     
  5. Mliii macrumors 65816

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    By default in Airplane Mode, wifi is turned off.
    However, you CAN go into settings and turn wifi back on while Airplane Mode remains enabled.
     
  6. PNutts macrumors 601

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    I did not know that. I sometimes get smarter despite my best efforts not to.
     
  7. Matthew Yohe macrumors 68020

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    Why not just test it?

    Put your phone in airplane mode, turn on wifi and call the phone.
     
  8. tablo13 macrumors 65816

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    :rolleyes:
     
  9. Infraggable Kru macrumors regular

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    This

    I imagine you could just have something streaming in the background (on wifi) to keep the connection up
     
  10. Mliii macrumors 65816

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    My apologies...A little too much Christmas cheer! :rolleyes: I didn't fully read the question before I answered...
    BUT, at least someone was enlightened that you CAN have Airplane Mode enabled and then re-connect WiFi!
     
  11. manyax111 macrumors newbie

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    what about push notifications ?
     

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