Auto on/off Wi-fi APP

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  1. rbres15

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    Is there an app that automatically turns off your wi-fi when the phone senses there is none there, and turns it back on when it finds a wi-fi source.

    I currently have auto-wi-fi on, but all that seems to do is alert me that wi-fi is available, it doesn't actually shut off my wi-fi when i leave a wi-fi source.
     
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    Check out an app called Llama. It might be able to help you out.

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    Your wifi only comes on for a short period every so often to check for a signal, its not running 24/7 when its not connected.

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    i was thinking it would drain my battery if it was left on. are you saying it more or less shuts off by itself if it cant find a wi-fi source?
     
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    why not just use the power control widget or a wifi widget on the homescreen to turn it off.

    by default when the phone is not connected to a wifi network it scans for wifi connections every 15 seconds so if your going to be out of a wifi area i would reccomend turning it off. if your using a custom rom most of those have the scan interval changed to 90 or 120 seconds.
     
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    I leave WiFI on. It does not drain my battery. If in doubt, do some real world testing for yourself.

    Also, search/Google "WiFi sleep policy".

    It can't "sense" that WiFi is there without actually turning on WiFi. It would have periodically check. Set the interval too frequent and you might adversely affect battery life.
     
    #6 takeshi, Feb 1, 2011
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