iPhone Tethering turning off

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  1. theapplefanboyj macrumors 6502a

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    When I'm WiFi tethering I don't want the connection to turn off. I'd there a jailbreak tweak that prevents this?
     
  2. darricksailo macrumors 601

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    it only turns off when you don't have any connected devices after a while (I believe 5 minutes)

    I'm not aware of any tweak that keeps wifi tethering on continuously though
     
  3. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    Even selecting keep broadcasting doesn't fix this?
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No.
    It eventually times out and shuts off due to inactivity to save on battery.
     
  5. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    That's really odd. I don't think that happens to me. How long is the interval?
     
  6. theapplefanboyj thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It does but I want a tweak that stops it from turning of
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Im not exactly sure after how many minutes it turns off but it eventually does. If no devices are connected by any network method, the Wi-Fi radio will power down, and the hotspot will no longer broadcast its availability to Wi-Fi devices. Just unlock the phone, and navigate to the hotspot settings screen to toggle the hotspot switch to Off and back to On to reactivate Wi-Fi tethering.
    Not sure if "insomnia" the hack from cydia would provide what the OP is asking.
     
  8. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    Just as a experiment I left my hotspot on on my phone and turned of wifi in my rMini for 1.5hrs. When I turned the wifi back on it connected immediately to my phones hotspot. I'm going to try 4hrs next time.
     
  9. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I don't think you can test it like that. Don't turn off wifi at all.
    Leave the phone tethering on and connect the iPad to it.
    After a period of iPad internet inactivity the iPhone will drop connection to it and it will not broadcast any more.
    You will have to go back and turn tethering off and back on for anything to connect to your hotspot again.
     
  10. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    Hmmm I don't have issues with that. I leave my hotspot on all weekend for my iPad and it always has a connection when I pick up the iPad. It also get notifications all day too while sitting around without picking it up. Maybe the tweak tetherme has something to do with it.

    I would be pretty pissed if I had to keep connecting my iPad all day since I use my hotspot so much. Usually I got though 40gigs a month.
     
  11. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Interesting.
    Do you have the iphone plugged in and charging while you leave the hotspot on?
    Cause if its not charging and there's no internet tethering activity it shuts off the hotspot feature to save on battery on its own.
    At least that's what it does to everyones device out there:D
    And no tetherme has nothing to do with keeping it constantly broadcasting.
     
  12. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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  13. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    Been tethering since iOS 5 and have never had a time out issue. Tether me has a keep broadcasting feature to prevent this from happening.
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Oh nice.
    I know stock tethering doesn't have that option and just times out.
    I don't use terherme so didn't know. but I do have MyWi and just checked in advanced wifi settings and it also has that feature. :D
     
  15. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    That's awesome. It a very nice feature and one more reason why JBiOS>iOS.
     
  16. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Thanks. Glad MyWi has that cool feature too. I was digging through its settings yesterday and found some cool stuff below.
     

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