I keep reading about the WiFi time-out issue on Windows Phone. Almost everyone says that the active WiFi connection times out after the display switches off. However, my experience with the Lumia 610 has been different. In my use, many times the display is alive, yet the WiFi connection breaks and does not reconnect unless I dive into the Settings menu to go turn off, turn back on and manually re-connect to the hotspot it was connected to.
Perhaps this is a built-in power saving feature. Perhaps it is a bug in the OS, or something specific to this particular handset? I have no way of knowing. All I know is that it just doesn’t make sense that an active WiFi connection should break while I still have the phone in my hand and the display is still active. Makes no sense at all.
Whoever needs to fix this needs to fix it right away. As far as I can tell, Windows Phone is the only smartphone problem that has this issue, and it is a very bad one. I hate having to nurse a smartphone. Nursing this one because of a WiFi connection is just bad taste all the way.
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