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Can you keep connected to WiFi all the time?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by daroids, Aug 14, 2010.

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    I don't have any mobile data network where I am, so I need to keep connected to my wifi connection all the time to get emails, etc. Unfortunately, everytime my phone goes into sleep mode, it disconnects from wifi shortly after. I set the screen timeout to never, and now I can keep connected to wifi, but the battery wears down way faster because of the screen and I'm afraid I'll burn out my display prematurely. So I keep my phone plugged in to prevent the power loss, but it's way less convenient to do it this way.

    Is there some way I can stay connected to wifi, and have the display turn off automatically, like normal/default? I checked most of the settings, but maybe I missed something.
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    On the droid 1 at least, go to wifi settings and then try your phone's menu button. Click advanced settings to see some rather hidden wifi settings...like the ability to keep it always on.
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    That worked perfectly! And wow...thanks for the quick response too!
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    Wow never new that.
    I was always wondering why it would disconnect every time I locked the screen.
    Now I feel dumb for not looking around for those settings.
    LOL
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    Yes, there are some hidden wifi settings you have never found before if your phone is not so cheap.
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    Even when I knew about these settings I had a hard time going back and finding them. They really are not obvious but are very helpful.
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