Iphone 4 Wifi connection active while asleep?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dewdst, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. dewdst macrumors member

    Jul 10, 2010
    Just curious --when my 3g and 3gs were asleep but wifi enabled when I would press the home key to use phone it would display the 3g--but connect to wifi within 2-3 seconds

    It seems with the iphone 4 when i go to use phone the wifi status is already connected making it seem that the connection is constantly on and was never shut while asleep.

    Only thing is I really haven't noticed decreased battery life so maybe Ios4 just keeps the wifi bars there to let you know its still turned on.

    What are your thoughts?
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
  3. The Great Boony macrumors regular

    Nov 23, 2010
  4. Small White Car macrumors G4

    Small White Car

    Aug 29, 2006
    Washington DC
    I think this change was primarily made so that iPods could be used as reliable Facetime devices that could receive calls at any time of day.

    It has many other benefits (and spread to other devices when they decided to make it an OS change, not a device change), but I think that was where it started from.

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