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Thread: Didja Know? WiFi Sleeping

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    Didja Know? WiFi Sleeping

    Did you know there's a setting that will prevent WiFi from sleeping? When WiFi goes to sleep, it can cause data disconnects which may result in "unexpected bahvior" with apps that stream music or connect to chat clients.

    home - menu - settings - wireless & networks - wi-fi settings - menu - advanced - wi-fi sleep policy:

    you'll have the option to:
    (Sleep) when screen turns off (default)
    Never (sleep) when plugged in
    Never (sleep)
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    Definitely didn't know this. Reset my phone to "Never". No wonder I was having wifi issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raven1911 View Post
    Definitely didn't know this. Reset my phone to "Never". No wonder I was having wifi issues.

    ditto!! thanks for the info 640k!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 640k View Post
    Did you know there's a setting that will prevent WiFi from sleeping? When WiFi goes to sleep, it can cause data disconnects which may result in "unexpected bahvior" with apps that stream music or connect to chat clients.

    home - menu - settings - wireless & networks - wi-fi settings - menu - advanced - wi-fi sleep policy:

    you'll have the option to:
    (Sleep) when screen turns off (default)
    Never (sleep) when plugged in
    Never (sleep)
    Any info on the power drain when it's set to never if you use it a lot? I just set mine to never while plugged in, but don't wanna set it completely to never, as I keep WiFi on at home most of the time...

    What's funny is, I'm pretty sure I looked in here, because I always browse through all settings options when I get a new phone, but I don't know that I clicked on sleep policy.

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 640k View Post
    DISCLAIMER: I wonder what it does to battery life???
    You jerk...Beat me to it. Maybe I'll try it over my 4-day weekend coming up and report my findings...
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    my guess would be that the phone would continually be scanning for wifi spots ALL of the time, which is a HUGE battery drain. i'd say, be prepared for wifi to jump above display in the usage graph.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 640k View Post
    my guess would be that the phone would continually be scanning for wifi spots ALL of the time, which is a HUGE battery drain. i'd say, be prepared for wifi to jump above display in the usage graph.
    Scanning, yes, but what if you're connected to a network? It doesn't keep scanning for new ones does it? That would be plain mad...Seems to me like it'd take a bit of extra power for the radio to be running, but as long as you're not sending/receiving copious amounts of data, you think it will be that drastic if connected for the whole time...?

    [I really am going to do an experiment with this...]
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    Quote Originally Posted by 640k View Post
    my guess would be that the phone would continually be scanning for wifi spots ALL of the time, which is a HUGE battery drain. i'd say, be prepared for wifi to jump above display in the usage graph.
    I've always had my setting on this for WiFi and it doesn't seem to affect the battery. And I'm home all day so I'm usually on WiFi.

    640K, got a question for you. Is there any advantage to using IP settings (Use Static IP)?
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    not sure, but a wifi device on a PC/laptop would still give you updates of connections if your area, so i can only assume that it would still continue to scan.
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