Currently Being ModeratedNov 9, 2012 1:17 PM (in response to linksith)
I really hope there is going to be a fix for this very very soon! This most definitely can't be a feature. It is clearly a bug.
For example, my network operator does not allow Facetime via cellular (and even if, I would not use cellular, as I have a contract with limited volume). So as Wifi shuts down after locking the iPhone, I can't receive Facetime calls, unless I know that someone is planning to call me.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 16, 2012 5:43 AM (in response to linksith)
Has someone found solution to the problem?
Apple - do you have solution to this issue?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2012 6:07 AM (in response to aurorail)
My wifi is also disconnecting when it goes to sleep, with the iPad I was lucky and took it to the Apple Store in Tokyo and the guy just gave me a new one in exchange, and it had iOS 5.1.1 installed, it hasn't disconnected at any time, sleep or not, I once again get WiFi notifications.
My iPhone 4s is still stuck on iOS 6.0.1 and disconnects when sleep mode kicks in, but I have found a work round for now,:
Go to your settings, WiFi, choose your network, now leave it on that page, turn down the screen brightness to reduce battery consumption and set autolock to never, you will get your notifications as normal.
You will notice that just after " Choose a Network " there is a signal looking for a network every 10 seconds or so, that will keep you connected to wifi, connect to power cord if you worry about Battery.
Or, connect to an internet radio app and turn the sound down, you will still get WiFi notifications, as the radio app stays connected when the iPhone is in sleep mode, could even try the pause button on the app, its Trial and error.
Not perfect workrounds, and I cannot guarantee they will work 100% of the time, but they both work for me, I am going to sell my iPhone 4s with iOS 6 and try to buy another with iOS 5.1.1 if I can.
Apple are really bugging me, they upgrade a well working iOS 5.1.1 and replace it with something that does not work properly, then they tell us we cannot go back to what works, we have to stick with the new iOS which doesn't work.
Let me know if these work rounds work for you.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2012 6:45 AM (in response to MickEyTokyo)
If you really badly wanted to change your device back to iOS 5.1.1 you could but you would loose your data. If you had a backup of your device from that iOS version or earlier it would probably restore that data so you won't loose ALL of your data. What you would have to do is search the Internet for a iOS 5.1.1 ipsw file for your respective device. Then you would go to iTunes, plug in your device, and backup your device in case of a random unexpected failure or if you would want to go back to iOS 6 for some reason. Now go to your device and shift+left-click the "restore" button and it will ask for the location of the downloaded iOS file. Navigate to your downloaded iOS 5.1.1 file and then let the computer restore the device. The device will be completely wiped then it will install iOS from the file you navigated to. After it has restored the device you can choose to have the device set-up as a new device or restore from a backup. From here on you are on your own cuz I have no idea if you have a backup file or how you manage your backups. And I don't know if an iOS 6 backup will work on iOS 5.1.1 but I doubt it will.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2012 12:31 AM (in response to linksith)
Still no updates from APPLE. It is so sad. I/m going to erase all my data from my iPod Touch 4g and not update to iOS6. Since I'm using my iPod Touch all the time and I need it to be connected to Wi-Fi even at nighttime, iOS6 is piece of.... for me now. When they'll fix it I'll update.
My iPhone 4 is on iOS6 and i will keep it there to check updates.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 19, 2012 7:33 PM (in response to TwistedSandwich)
my wifi has been doing this as well...on and off...you can tell when its working correctly as the wifi bars pop up almost instantly when you are in the lock screen...and when its not (and not sending me notifications while in airplane mode) the wifi bars take 3-4 seconds before they come on in the lock screen...cmon apple
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 6:01 AM (in response to iPoadcroazy)
There is a really simple workaround that you only need to do once! Basically when you go to select which wifi you want, select "other" instead and enter it manually! It will stay connect all the time!
@ipodcroazy: Works on my iPhone 4. Thank you.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 20, 2012 12:45 PM (in response to linksith)
Here is one workaround you can try from YouTube. It worked on my iPhone 5. Keep Wi-Fi connected while iPhone, iPod,…
Currently Being ModeratedNov 21, 2012 1:37 PM (in response to MickEyTokyo)
I'm not willing to install any tunneling or VPNs to get this basic feature working.
It's pretty infuriating.
The odd part is, i've had this phone for about a week and it never did this for the past few days. Only today it started doing it, for no discernable reason. It is infuriating.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 6:03 AM (in response to linksith)
I got iPhone 4 two days ago and had the same problem. A recent solution was to select other as a network option. I did and it worked fine. Later I went back in and selected a regular found network and now it continues to stay connected. But now I notice that when asleep it stays connected and therefore drains battery. I would be happy if it would automatically connect to network when awake and disconnect when asleep. Btw when I talked to apple they acted like they didn't have a clue about this problem. And while I was on hold I found this forum on apple's site clearly about this problem. There solution was to return phone to place of purchase to get another one. Great solution!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 22, 2012 7:31 PM (in response to Kasmirtoo)
In your case you can just turn off WiFi if you don't want persistent WiFi.
It's the people who do need a persistent WiFi connection, these people are who we are seeking a solutioon for in this thread.
mike08b came up with the solution that has fixed the disconnection problem for me, thanks Mike.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 24, 2012 12:47 PM (in response to mike08b)
I installed the app and when I opened it a screen came up informing my network will not support their app to put my email address in the box and hit send. Then it says thank you! We hope to be in touch soon. No option for anything else. iPod touch 5g with update installed running on my wifi AyrMesh. Now what? ;(
Currently Being ModeratedNov 24, 2012 8:56 PM (in response to linksith)
hope this help, im not sure if everybody will fix their problem,
hold power & home button minimum of 20 seconds,
after that remove both and turn on iPhone and then remove passcode lock,
mine is working after doing this,
im using Black iPhone 5 16 giga byte
please comment if this worked for you!
Currently Being ModeratedNov 26, 2012 9:16 AM (in response to linksith)
I'm returning my iPad 4, if I don't find a workaround. Apple is very slow to respond to their product issues. That keeps me away from Apple's other products.