iPhone disables wifi when in sleep.

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by OGPrince, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. OGPrince macrumors regular

    OGPrince

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    I've had this issue for some time now, is it normal?
     
  2. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    It's normal and has been like that for a long time.
     
  3. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I remember it happening all the way back on iPhone OS 2, on my iPod Touch.
     
  4. Act3 macrumors 65816

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    Does it disable wifi all the time while sleeping? How would one get imessages if phone is asleep with no cellular signal? I've never really noticed with my phone, but my iPad (wifi only) will continue to get messages while asleep. I'd try it out by putting phone in airplane mode and enabling wifi but at work and have no wifi.
     
  5. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    Its not that its disabled completely, just the little WiFi icon goes away until you wake up the phone. If you look quick enough, upon waking the device, you will see the icon appear.
     
  6. OGPrince thread starter macrumors regular

    OGPrince

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    Oh Ok I was just wonder cuz it seemed like it was a glitch
     
  7. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    If there is no cellular available then WiFi connection gets used.
     
  8. GreyOS macrumors 68030

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    Wifi is disconnected when sleeping and data is used for small push messages etc.

    Disconnecting wifi when no data transfer (ie phone asleep) uses less battery

    Wifi-only iPads and iPhones with data turned off will persist the wifi connection. Unless wifi is disabled of course :)
     

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