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Option to keep connections alive in idle state

asked 2015-03-06 03:05:48 +0300

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updated 2016-08-17 11:01:49 +0300

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I have notice that the Wireless connection dies when the phone is in idle state. This shouldn't be happening. Especially with apps that need constant connection (like the upcoming Whatsup). I see this as a bug.

I haven't tested it on other connections yet, like Mobile Data and Bluetooth. Please add an option to let us choose which connections should stay on in the background while the phone is in idle state.

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I guess the problem is you do with your phone. I have mail, weather, tweeter - perfectly updated.

Victorious ( 2015-03-06 03:22:30 +0300 )edit

Same here.

fishegg ( 2015-03-07 11:43:01 +0300 )edit

A setting to circumvent a bug is even less an option. Your whatsapp clone is probably the problem and not the system.

chemist ( 2015-03-09 10:41:21 +0300 )edit

Maybe this is the reason, why push mail is still not working? Mitakuluu had an option/fix to keep connection alive ...

Do you have ipv6 in germany (vdsl/telekom)? Here the ip range changes all 20 minutes. (Samsung S3 loose connection)

torti17 ( 2015-03-09 13:14:44 +0300 )edit

Without trying to blame approaches or take sides, although I appreciate the battery saving with the deep sleep behaviour I think that it kind of misses the point if the result is to take all applications "offline". I don't like this behaviour if I won't be getting notifications for e-mails, chat messages etc. The side effect of this is the user to have to wake the phone every now and then to "trigger" all the applications to go back online and check for events etc.

cquence ( 2015-03-09 17:40:03 +0300 )edit

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answered 2015-03-09 09:14:32 +0300

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I would not call closing of connections a bug, but a feature. In the light of several possible privacy issues, it's fine when I can be sure that phone is not connecting to anything in the area, when I don't want it to. So there should be a possibility to have the current setting. As the subject says: adding an option to keep connection alive would be fine. But please make it configurable.

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answered 2015-03-10 00:48:24 +0300

tigeli gravatar image

Does this happen with all the wlan networks or just a one particular one? As I can assure that SFOS is not doing the disconnecting by itself and it should stay connected all the time.

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Thanks for clarifying that the OS does not kill network connections in the deep sleep state.

cquence ( 2015-03-10 13:02:11 +0300 )edit
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