facetime when screen off

Discussion in 'iPad' started by hlysmksbtmn, May 5, 2011.

  1. hlysmksbtmn macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2008
    i tried making a facetime call when the ipad screen was off and while my phone kept ringing, the ipad never woke up or displayed any notification. does this mean i can't receive facetime calls when the screen is off? i suppose that the wifi is probably off when the screen is off?
  2. Q Bert macrumors regular

    Q Bert

    Mar 7, 2011
    Chicago Burbs
    My ipad gets Facetime calls when screen is off (sleep mode), wakes up and it shows who is calling plus a ringtone notification indicating im getting a facetime call so I'm not sure whats going on with yours
  3. hlysmksbtmn thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 18, 2008
    do you have the wifi only version?
  4. dacalo macrumors member

    May 10, 2009
    I have wifi version and it wakes up for FaceTime.
  5. JeeRock macrumors newbie

    Jul 15, 2011
    while sleep wifi is off

    i got one 3g version and a wifi only version and been testing this out.

    test1> leaving wifi version only with no activity for 5 minutes to make sure its on sleep mode. then i tried to facetime that ipad2 and it wont wake up or ring facetime on. tested several times with same result.

    test2> while im calling the ipad2 wifi version (in sleep mode) i woke the device up and in less than 15 seconds facetime rings.
    >i think as soon as i woke the device up, it established wifi connection why the facetime went through.

    test3> tested same to the 3g version (sim card 3g data not activated) with the same result as the wifi only model.

    guessing iphone4 is different as it uses mms to activate facetime.

    maybe solution is to keep wifi ON while on sleep mode (battery drain?)

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