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Thread: Why is iPhone 3G always connecting to Internet?

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    Default Why is iPhone 3G always connecting to Internet?
    When my iPhone is connected via WiFi to my WPA2-secured wireless network at home, I notice that the Internet LED on my DSL modem is flashing most of the time, indicating that some device on my network is sending data over the Internet. This occurs even when every device on my network except the iPhone is shut down. So, my iPhone has a very "chatty" wifi connection.

    On my iPhone are a couple Cydia games, several official AppStore games, and an SSH server that I always turn off whenever I boot up the iPhone. Under e-mail settings, "Push" is disabled; I must explicitly open the e-mail app in order to receive e-mail.

    What sort of baseline traffic does an iPhone send over the public Internet? Why the chatty wifi connection?

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    E.T. phone home

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    Quote Originally Posted by z3r01 View Post
    E.T. phone home
    Har har! But seriously, the "phone home" shouldn't be necessary since the T-Mobile baseband connection for voice telephone calls doesn't carry over wi-fi. Any less silly theories?

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