iPad wifi won't stay off when asleep.

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  1. iamsen47 macrumors regular

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    I tried searching for `iPad turn off wifi when asleep` but all searches turned up the opposite result of what I wanted, which means sense I guess. Most people would probably *want* their wifi to stay connected.

    I have instant hotspot on my iPhone 7 that I often use for my macbook and iPad. What happens is that when the iPad goes to sleep, the wifi will temporarily disconnect, then reconnect after about 30 secs, then disconnect, then reconnect, then....

    Anyone has any idea what's going on?
     
  2. Badrottie Suspended

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    I always leave my iPP wifi on while it is sleep...it doesn't hurt battery juice that much. When it awakes it takes a while for it to connect to wifi. Also it is better to leave it on for Find My Phone app to locate your iPad in case of lost or stolen.
     
  3. bufffilm Suspended

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    Well, if you have mail push and other background tasks running, it makes sense then if it connects to the wifi periodically.

    Suggest you review what you have enabled.

    I only enable wifi when I need to connect to the Net.
     
  4. profets macrumors 68040

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    I believe as part of iOS 9 and later, that the longer an iPad is sleeping, the less frequently it will fire up radios (wifi) to check for updates, mail, etc. It's quite good at power management when not in use. It will start to learn usage patterns, and if it knows that it is never woken from sleep or used from say 10pm to 6am, it will start to stay in a sleep mode with many background tasks stopped and radios off. I notice myself that early in the morning if I hit the home button to wake my iPad, I initially see no wifi icon for the first few seconds.
     
  5. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    Sorry but do not think the iPad checks mail less often when on for long periods of time. My does it ever 15 minutes 24/7 without fail. Does not take a lot of power as I can go 5-7 days without charging my iPad I use in the Lazyboy.
     
  6. profets macrumors 68040

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    I'm quite sure it's designed to go into lower power sleeps with less activity.
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    I do not know what it is doing between mail but it does not sleep as it gets my mail every 15 minutes 24/7. My iPad Pro also get every text I send or receive on my iPhone in real time or the same time my phone gets it.

    The iPad does not go to sleep but stay in a standby mode. Biggest power saver is the screen stays dark. When I pick it up and open the cover is already connected and ready to go. There is no waiting for it to connect to WiFi as it already is connected.
     
  8. profets macrumors 68040

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    They did mention at the time that the deeper sleep / battery saving techniques are based on learned behaviours. Should also include knowing to wake itself from the deeper sleep proactively before you would typically use it and update any messages/notifications/etc.

    Do you have a consistent use schedule with it? For example, with mine, rarely ever used from 10pm to 4am. When I get up around 4:30 I pick it up and look through notifications on the lock screen. But if I purposely check at say 3am, when I first light up the lock screen I can see wifi isn't connected and almost no notifications are there.

    Anyway who knows who it all works. Maybe there's small bugs with it or it doesn't go into deeper sleep all the time or something triggers it to just function in the usual standby mode.
     
  9. Newtons Apple macrumors G5

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    I do not know where you are getting your information from but I am pretty sure you are misinformed.

    What "triggers" it is that you iPad is "listening" all the time. It is not learning your habits of use and adjusting it's schedule. Sorry but never heard of such a thing.

    So much false information here.
     

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