Republic App on Cell Network when sleeping

Republic App on Cell Network when phone screen is off

The above question is marked as archived and answered, but there are no answers, only other people reporting the same problem. Why is it marked as answered?

Anyway, I just got the Nexus 6P. When I pick up the phone to wake it up (the “lift to wake” feature), the RW app says “Connected to to cell. You’re connected to the cellular network.” The phone is 2 feet away from my wifi router. When I unlock the phone, it connects to wifi. I want to be a good RW user and use wifi when it is available, but it seems like the phone won’t do that when it is asleep. Why isn’t it connecting to wifi?

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