iOS 5 less aggressive about connecting to Wifi?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by zorinlynx, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. zorinlynx macrumors 603

    zorinlynx

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    Florida, USA
    #1
    Has anyone noticed this? When you're at a place with a Wifi network, turn off the screen. Wait about 20 seconds for wifi to disconnect, then turn the screen on again.

    The phone will be on 3G, and the Wifi indicator doesn't appear until you launch an app that uses the network.

    At least that's what I've noticed. Is it just me? I can see this being good for saving battery, but also delaying access to the network when you need to just check something quickly, especially if your wifi is slow to connect like some corporate hotspots...
     
  2. apunkrockmonk macrumors 6502a

    apunkrockmonk

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    Rochester, NY
    #2
    My AT&T iPhone 4 doesn't display this behavior. As soon as I wake it I can see the 3G change to wifi when in range of a known network.
     

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