iPhone Keep WiFi ON when in Sleep?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by moonchilddave, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. moonchilddave macrumors regular

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    iPhone 3G running iOS 4.2.1 and jailbroken... I know that WiFi stays on when plugged in or if cellular data is turned off. I want it to stay on all the time. I've heard that Insomnia doesn't work anymore. Turning off cellular data means I can't send or receive MMS messages.

    I'm using home control software and I want to be able to ping my phone every so often. If ping responds the system knows I'm home - if not, it goes into away mode. So to make this work, I need the WiFi always active.
     
  2. dxta0 macrumors member

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    Just download Prevent sleep on Cydia
     
  3. NathanA macrumors 6502a

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    I hadn't heard that, but I haven't really had a reason to use it since I switched to iPhone 4 either, so I don't know. Have you actually tried it?

    -- Nathan
     
  4. moonchilddave thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just installed Prevent Sleep and so far it seems to be working great! Thanks! I hadn't tried Insomnia, as I had seen several recent messages saying it had issues.
     
  5. sawah macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't leaving wifi on when sleeping murder your battery? It always did for me when I used insomnia.
     
  6. Xenc macrumors 6502a

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-gb) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    It has a noticeable effect, for sure.
     
  7. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

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    Try SCREENDIMMER .... lots of settings like "don't sleep when plugged in." All automatic.
     
  8. dxta0 macrumors member

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    Your welcome I used to always use insomnia but hated the status bar icon then I found Prevent Sleep
     
  9. goApple12 macrumors newbie

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    are prevent sleep and insomnia compatible with ios 5.1.1??
     
  10. anshusri macrumors newbie

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    Keep Wifi on in sleep mode for non-jailbroken devices

    Is it possible for non jail-broken devices to keep wifi on even in sleep mode?
     
  11. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    Nope. However, I think wifi stays on as long as it's being charged
     

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