Disconnecting wireless in sleep state.

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  1. Surfacemike

    Surfacemike New Member

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    Hi all,

    does anyone know how to make the Surface disconnect from a personal hotspot connection when putting the surface3 into sleep?

    I use my iPhone(6) to run a personal hotspot, but when closing the type cover putting the Surface3 into sleep state, the personal hotspot isn't disconnecting.

    thanks.
     
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    That is by design, the machines doesn't enter Sleep, it enters Connected Standby which stays connected. Have you designated the Hotspot as a metered connection? If you do that it will use much less bandwidth.
     
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    Isn't it only supposed to stay in Connected Standby for a couple of hours and then switch to sleep?
     
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    I believe i read that after four hours of Connected Standby (sleep with connection) it goes to hibernate. But not sure if i get it right.
     
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    It is configured the same as the SP3::

    0-4 hours - Connected Standby
    4-12 hours - Lite hibernation
    12+ Traditional Hibernation
     
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    ok thanks

    Would be great if we could have a feature/function that could identify a connection when it is tethered to a mobile ph and automatically disconnect when putting the surface into sleep.
    Given we don't yet have the LTE model yet - tethering is only mobile option (for me) Its not the data consumption that's the problem for me - its the battery drain on the ph.

    This aside, hands down the surface is a better business tool than the iPad
     

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