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  1. Porterhouse0

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    i need an app that will do this:

    as soon as i walk into my house...it auto connects to my home network. and when i leave my network it auto disconnects...any good apps for that!? thanks in advance!
     
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    i used Y5 battery saver - pretty sure this is what you want
     
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    I use timeriffic it has saved me a bunch of battery time
     
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    i dont understand. mine does that stock!
     
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    I think he means turning the actual WiFi off and on, so it doesn't keep scanning. I use Locale to turn it on when I'm at home, and I have a default "WiFi" off setting, which I can turn off independently everywhere else.
     
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    thats if u leave wifi on aaaaalllll day. i dont want that. i want something that detects my home wifi network...then connects to it. but as soon as i leave my home wifi network...it disconnects and shuts wifi off. there are apps out there that do this. im gonna try the suggested apps from above posts. if anyone else has one let me know! thanks
     
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    You can leave wifi on all day. Just set it to NOT scan for open networks. I don't think you need to constantly toggle wifi on and off...I don't think it saves much battery power. wifi, gps, bluetooth: just leave it all on, I say.
     
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    Locale works great for this. It will, depending on your location detection settings momentarily toggle wifi on and off periodically, but only of you actually are using wifi as one of your location sources. Still saves a ton of battery life. Tasker is another option (not in the market. Google it)
     
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    Is it using GPS to find out where you are? Even if it's just using the cell network, the fact that it is constantly running in the background means it is using resources. I'm not saying that you're wrong, but I'm just saying that people might want to try it both ways. Sometimes the cure is worse than the problem, in other words.
     
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    Juice Defender will do this for you
     
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    Wi-Fi scanning doesn't take up barely any juice at all. Anything you do to try to save power will end up costing more power than it saves.
     
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    Now that I think about it, you're probably right. I just turned it off because I don't like being notified all the time about open (and possibly insecure) wifi hotspots
     
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