Wifi sleep policy/Roam only
Recently I switched from Android/Blackberry to my first iPhone on Sprint. I have a few questions and I am sorry if this has been covered but I have searched google and have come up with no "definitive" answer.
1. I rely heavily on Wifi while at home because I live in a basement apartment with little to no signal. From what I have read, Wifi is turned off as soon as the screen sleeps. Is there no way to change this? like in Android?
2. Related to the above, I constantly switch between extended and sprint at home, even while sitting still. Is there no way to "Roam Only"? as Verizon's signal is a bit better here.
If this can't be done in the standard Apple Ecosystem is this something that can be accomplished once a Jailbreak is available for the 4s?
Thanks for your help.
- 10-31-2011, 06:44 PM #2
- 10-31-2011, 08:49 PM #4
apple did this intentionally I am not sure if jailbreaking can turn this off. I did hear about a application that can keep the wi-fi connection awake but im not sure of the app.. but I promise you the wi-fi sleeps when the phone sleeps
- 10-31-2011, 09:05 PM #6
- 11-01-2011, 04:58 AM #7
- 01-04-2012, 06:02 PM #8
WiFi sleep policy is unlike Android's. We don't have the option to select whether to sleep, always, or never. I noticed one thing though. My wi-fi would go off on the phone after the phone has been on standby for several mins. When I unlock the screen, the WiFi quickly kicks in. However, I enabled iTunes WiFi sync, and now it is always on regardless of which router/network I'm connected to.
As far as forcing to roam, there is no way to force on iPhone like there was on my previous Pré w/ homebrew.
- 01-04-2012, 08:18 PM #9
- 01-04-2012, 08:45 PM #10
- 01-05-2012, 07:25 AM #11
And to the OP, sprint will have a problem with you roaming constantly. If verizon is better in your area why not switch to them, even if sprint is cheaper, it makes no sense to pay for service you can't use.