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Does your iPhone 5's wifi drop off when your phone goes to sleep?

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DaBrute Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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May 12, 2013 4:19 PM

My iPhone 5 is 2wks old and every time the phone goes to sleep the wifi stops. When I wake it up it takes approx 5-7 secs to start the wifi again :( VERY annoying!! Meanwhile i miss out on notifications! My phone is updated to the latest version 6.1.4 but a fix has STILL not been done for this. C'mon Apple get your **** together your customers are waiting!!

Also.... Does any of Apples techs even read these complaints from their customers? I'm thinking not because this issue when googled is VERY prominent for other users.

iPhone 5, iOS 6.1.4
  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,145 points)

    Yes, and this is by design and intention since the original iPhone was released with iOS 1.0 nearly 6 years ago.

     

    The wi-fi connection will not be dropped when the iPhone remains connected to a power source.

     

    You don't have a data plan with your carrier?

     

    This is a user to user help forum only as you were provided with the terms of use when registering here.

  • firetruck2001 Calculating status...

    my iphone 5 never drop his wifi

  • iinami Level 4 Level 4 (1,400 points)

    The wifi will shut off when the phone goes to sleep if not connected to a power source...like it always has. Granted, mine will take like a millisecond to re-connect to the wifi after waking, but i'm glad apple built this into the phone.

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,145 points)

    WRONG!!!

     

    I have used the original iPhone, iPhone 3G, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, and iPhone 5 and all have/do the very same - this is by design and intention beginning with the original iPhone and iOS 1.0.

     

    Notifications don't require the iPhone being connected to an available wi-fi network. You shouldn't be missing out on any notifications since the iPhone will be connected to your carrier's cellular network (unless there is no cellular reception) when the wi-fi network is dropped when the iPhone is in sleep mode unless the iPhone remains connected to a power source.

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,145 points)

    Unless the iPhone remained connected to a power source, it did not receive notifications via wi-fi when the iPhone was in sleep mode because the wi-fi connection is dropped, so it must have had minimum cellular reception at the time - enough to receive the noitifcations.

     

    If the iPhones have no cellular reception at all - the battery must be depleted very fast trying to get a connection with the cellular network. The iPhones are never connected to a power source when at home, and what is the setting on each for automatic lock?

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,145 points)

    I just woke my iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 up currently not connected to a power source that are connected to my wi-fi network and the connection inficator switched from 4G to the wi-fi connection indicator in a blink of an eye as it did with my original iPhone, iPhone 3G, and iPhone 4 with all iOS versions to date run between all.

     

    What setting would that be to alert you when your iPhone goes into sleep mode automatically?

     

    If the iPhones have no cellular reception at all - the battery must be depleted very fast trying to get a connection with the cellular network. The iPhones are never connected to a power source when at home, and what is the setting on each for automatic lock?

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,975 points)

    It IS by design. If the phone is not connected to a power source, the WiFi radio will be shut down when the phone is in standby to conserve battery power.

  • Allan Sampson Level 10 Level 10 (122,145 points)

    You still haven't anwered my questions.

     

     

    All of my settings are set to alert me when the phone is locked.

     

     

    What setting would that be to alert you when your iPhone goes into sleep mode automatically, which means locked?

     

    The iPhones are never connected to a power source when at home, and what is the setting on each for automatic lock?

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