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A known problem that I can't fix. I know abut Insomnia and KeepAwake but they almost never work. Is there a way to keep wifi on on iOS 6? Editing the powercycle files or what?

asked 08 Aug '13, 03:54

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closed 22 Feb '15, 15:27

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The question has been closed for being "Solved" by spockers, 22 Feb '15, 15:27

This Youtube video describes using the free AppStore app "Onavo Extend" to set up a dummy VPN network which will force your iPhone to stay connected to WiFi when available. I have not tried this though. See the video for detailed explanation of the setup and why Onavo was chosen:


answered 15 Aug '13, 12:10

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Thanks for your answer, will try it. Having a dummy VPN is not an ideal workaround though

(15 Aug '13, 12:36) 4004 4004's gravatar image

Maybe there's other ideas on this thread:

I only made it to page 4, where the VPN video was. I did try other things suggested which didn't work, such as setting "HTTP proxy" for my WiFi network to "Auto", and re-connecting to my WiFi network manually.

(15 Aug '13, 13:00) Lanulos Lanulos's gravatar image



answered 15 Aug '13, 11:35

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Not so far; I'd love the same for my BT keyboard...

On anohter subject, please use the "Add a comment" button on the right instead of "Answer", unless you are actually answering directly the (your) original question!

Thanks in advance.

(15 Aug '13, 11:51) eYe-I-aïe eYe-I-a%C3%AFe's gravatar image

Yeah, sorry, just wanted to up the question

(15 Aug '13, 12:35) 4004 4004's gravatar image


Just be awared that adding a comment will bump up the thread the same as if you use the "answer" feature!

(15 Aug '13, 12:54) eYe-I-aïe eYe-I-a%C3%AFe's gravatar image

I just had the same need and will report my solution. But first, the background: My needs were to connect from a C# .NET application to my iphone 6 running ios 8. I was downloading files via SCP (using Renci SSH.NET library) and finding that the downloads were hanging after a while with no errors thrown from the SSH.NET SCP client. The iphone SCP host was not reporting any error so I couldn't detect this in my app and my app couldn't do anything about it.

But I eventually realized that my iphone was likely turning off the wifi radio. This makes sense - no errors can be reported from the host side of the SCP connection due to the radio going to sleep and breaking any lines of communication. Even with the iphone plugged in the iphone still puts the radio to sleep in my experience, so that didn't help either.

However, I observed that any secondary SSH activity (sending a command of any type) to my iphone during this time would succeed and then the SCP would resume. Therefore my solution is to initiate an SSH connection before the SCP connection then monitor the bytes downloaded during SCP. If the bytes downloaded doesn't change for a particular number of seconds in my app, I will then send an SSH command - just a simple 'enter' is all that is needed. This causes the iphone to wake up the radio it appears and I'll then observe my SCP downloading resume.

This method works well where any file that's partially downloaded when the SCP stalls is later fully downloaded when the SCP resumes via the SSH command sent.


answered 22 Feb '15, 15:23

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Or, just use Insomnia. The OP must have pirated it, it works fine (on iOS 6).

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