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Ultimate Geek

# 144053 6-May-2014 02:47
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Hi all
Am currently traveling and have run into a snag with Dropbox, it seems that when left to sync, if the iPad is locked or left to sleep when on charge that IOS in its infinite wisdom shuts off wireless access thus killing the transfer until the iPad is used again, even with background enabled.
Does anyone have ideas on a work around?
I searched the subject and it seems a little strange but others are suffering the same issue?
Thoughts welcome

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Ultimate Geek

  # 1037506 6-May-2014 08:20
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Hmm... shutting off wireless when asleep doesn't make a lot of sense. The automatic backups to iCloud occur at night but only when the device is plugged in. Are your iCloud backups still working? That could tell you if it's a wireless issue.

How much data are you trying to sync to Dropbox? 

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  # 1047442 18-May-2014 14:28
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Put the iPad on charge.


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  # 1047494 18-May-2014 16:13
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Dropbox will terminate its automatic camera uploading after 10 mins if it is not in the application exclusively. Just keep it plugged in and charge, and disable the lock screen whilst running Dropbox.

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Ultimate Geek

  # 1047719 19-May-2014 07:39
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Cheers team, have been leaving it on charge and Dropbox open, on slower connections it can be open all night. We're uploading some 300+ photos in each country. (Missus is photo crazy)
Any likely hood of screen burn with the iPad panels. The Dropbox icon is there constantly as I can't turn the screen off while it's in action, same disconnection issue. Have turned brightness down already

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