Wifi and ipod touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by karohan, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. karohan macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2010
    Does the 4G ipod touch always stay connected to wifi after initially connecting? Will this continue to drain battery even though I'm not directly using it through safari, mail, etc?
  2. supermac96 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 3, 2010
    somewhere over the rainbow
    yes it does stay connected (unless you become out of range) and it will drain some battery even if you are not using safari, mail etc. but are still on wifi.
  3. eddy2099 macrumors member

    Sep 27, 2010
    It would certainly remain connected to wifi although you are not using any apps which requires it. The wifi would consistently poll for connection status and that would drain battery power but not as fast as if you are actively using wifi.

    I do notice that when the iPod Touch goes into sleep mode, the wifi would turn off after a while (not sure exactly how long before it does that) and I would need to refresh the wifi connection to get connected.

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