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    Is there a keep-alive app for iPhone?

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    Is there a keep-alive app for iPhone?
    I work at a job where I have to use my personal iPhone on their wifi. The problem is that if you don't use it after some number of minutes -- and I don't know that number -- it logs you off and you have to log in again. No big deal, but a keep-alive app would save time.

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    What does "use iPhone on their WiFi" mean? Do you need to be actively using the network traffic or just keep the phone awake? If the latter, that's easy enough to do on the iPhone itself. If the former, then you'll need a different method, and I have ideas.
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    Is there a keep-alive app for iPhone?

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    I'll say it is "actively using the network traffic". It is an 8-hour shift and to save battery, I usually turn the phone's screen off once I am done with whatever it is I am doing. If it has been too long, when I come back the Wi-Fi is no longer active and I find I am on cellular data. I would not mind if I were paying for a plan with a lot of cellular data, but I'm on a cheap plan.

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    Which iPhone and iOS versions are you using?

    Maybe you can set a timer for 1 hour? Or a Reminder?


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    Is maybe the WiFi network logging you off for inactivity? Most of them have a timeout, to make room for new folks to get into the network.
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    I work at a job where I have to use my personal iPhone on their wifi. The problem is that if you don't use it after some number of minutes --

    Wouldn't this be up to the company's IT tech to change the limits or settings in whatever software they are using???



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    I work at a job where I have to use my personal iPhone on their wifi. The problem is that if you don't use it after some number of minutes --

    Wouldn't this be up to the company's IT tech to change the limits or settings in whatever software they are using???

    Or have a look here:
    Is it possible to activate TCP keepalive on Apple iOS devices
    iphone - Is it possible to activate TCP keepalive on Apple iOS devices - Stack Overflow

    Or maybe here:
    IPHONE "KEEP ALIVE"
    IPHONE "KEEP ALIVE" - Google Search




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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrarr View Post
    Which iPhone and iOS versions are you using?

    Maybe you can set a timer for 1 hour? Or a Reminder?
    It's a 6 Plus and the iOS is the latest as of today. A timer could be the answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacInWin View Post
    Is maybe the WiFi network logging you off for inactivity? Most of them have a timeout, to make room for new folks to get into the network.
    I don't know if it is the typical type of log-off one sees at sites that have timeouts, such as my bank. I just know that when I use my phone again, the wi-fi signal icon is gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pm-r View Post
    Wouldn't this be up to the company's IT tech to change the limits or settings in whatever software they are using???

    Or have a look here:
    Is it possible to activate TCP keepalive on Apple iOS devices
    iphone - Is it possible to activate TCP keepalive on Apple iOS devices - Stack Overflow

    Or maybe here:
    IPHONE "KEEP ALIVE"
    IPHONE "KEEP ALIVE" - Google Search

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    I work at a job where I have to use my personal iPhone on their wifi. The problem is that if you don't use it after some number of minutes
    Their IT is unwavering: If something is set up a certain way, that's the way it stays forever.

    OK, but to be quite honest, I am far from being an iOS expert and I don't understand why it is that your iPhone is actually disconnecting, or is it being cut off by the company software.

    With a bit of Googling here are some things to try:
    Easy to Fix iPhone Keeps Disconnecting from WiFi
    Easy to Fix iPhone Keeps Disconnecting from WiFi - Driver Easy

    or maybe one of these hits from:
    ios "wi-fi "keep awake"
    ios "wi-fi "keep awake" - Google Search




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