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    Default Battery Stats: Wifi Shows Always On, Even when Off

    Searched around but didn't seem to find this specific issue in the forums.

    So let me start by saying I'm getting great battery life, no issues there. The problem (if you can call it that) I've noticed is that in my battery stats menu, it always shows Wifi as being on, even when I've turned Wifi off and am not using it.

    The example below is from this morning. Phone came off the charger at 100% battery when I went for lunch at noon (I actually turned Wifi off in the settings at this time), at around 2PM I looked at the battery stats menu and noticed that the bar representing Wifi is solid blue for the entire reporting time, which to me means the phone thinks Wifi is on (or connected? Not sure what the blue represents) the whole time. Everything else seems to be fine, GPS, Awake, Screen times seem accurate. I was using maps and Yelp a lot so the battery drain and GPS times seem normal.

    Anyone else notice this or am I missing something? In my settings I have Wifi set to stay on during sleep, but that shouldn't matter because my phone wasn't "sleeping" most of the time anyways.

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    Default Re: Battery Stats: Wifi Shows Always On, Even when Off

    Try turning that off. See if that changes.

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    Default Re: Battery Stats: Wifi Shows Always On, Even when Off

    Quote Originally Posted by jlgraham View Post
    In my settings I have Wifi set to stay on during sleep,
    Uncheck the setting below that one, "Scanning always available. Let's Google's location service and other apps....., even when Wifi is off."
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    Default Re: Battery Stats: Wifi Shows Always On, Even when Off

    I've had something like this, but with GPS...
    Exact same thing, that did not affect battery life at all, just a bug with the stats. It was present some times after using some app (different ones) that uses GPS... Then turned everything off, but for some reason android thought GPS was still on and operational...

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    Default Re: Battery Stats: Wifi Shows Always On, Even when Off

    I had this issue with SlimBean ROM. Not sure what fixed it but I have "WiFi always on during sleep" unchecked, and the "Let Google scan for available WiFi networks" also unchecked

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    Default Re: Battery Stats: Wifi Shows Always On, Even when Off

    Here's what my advanced settings look like


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Alex View Post
    Uncheck the setting below that one, "Scanning always available. Let's Google's location service and other apps....., even when Wifi is off."
    Thanks for the tips! I missed that setting but just checked and it is off already. I'll try toggling WiFi sleep over the weekend and see if anything changes. I like to leave it on at the office because I am up in the mountains and while I do get LTE, the signal isn't always strong. Like I said, it doesn't seem to be affecting battery life, which has been great for me, so I'm not too concerned.

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    Default Re: Battery Stats: Wifi Shows Always On, Even when Off

    Hi,

    can I ask which ROM you are using? Stock?

    Very strange thing, I had discovered Exactly the Same bug but on my Oppo Find5 with Kitkat 4.4.2. I thought it's a bug of the ROM (Omnirom) but maybe it's somewhat deeper.

    I noticed the exact same behavior, wifi stat bar is always 100% even if the wifi is Proofen to go to deep sleep. I checked logcat and wifi is really going to sleep and wake up when i turn on the phone, but the wifi bar is displaying no gap at all. Always 100%. Luckily its just seems a display bug and not affecting real standby at all.

    I submit a ROM Bug for it but now im not sure if it's really rom related or any other strange random bug in kitkat.

    My bugreport to omnirom with logs and screenshots: Log in - OMNI
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    Default Re: Battery Stats: Wifi Shows Always On, Even when Off

    Quote Originally Posted by solariz1 View Post
    Hi,

    can I ask which ROM you are using? Stock?

    Very strange thing, I had discovered Exactly the Same bug but on my Oppo Find5 with Kitkat 4.4.2. I thought it's a bug of the ROM (Omnirom) but maybe it's somewhat deeper.

    I noticed the exact same behavior, wifi stat bar is always 100% even if the wifi is Proofen to go to deep sleep. I checked logcat and wifi is really going to sleep and wake up when i turn on the phone, but the wifi bar is displaying no gap at all. Always 100%. Luckily its just seems a display bug and not affecting real standby at all.

    I submit a ROM Bug for it but now im not sure if it's really rom related or any other strange random bug in kitkat.

    My bugreport to omnirom with logs and screenshots: Log in - OMNI
    It's not Kit Kat, because I'm on a JB ROM and still had the same issue. I posted the solution a few posts above

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    Default Re: Battery Stats: Wifi Shows Always On, Even when Off

    Quote Originally Posted by solariz1 View Post
    Hi,

    can I ask which ROM you are using? Stock?
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    Stock, unrooted VZW Moto X on 4.4
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    Default Re: Battery Stats: Wifi Shows Always On, Even when Off

    Problem solved for me
    Now WiFi bar is not Solid like before in bettery status- also bettery consumption decreased - -
    Open WiFi
    Go into Advance settings
    There is option to choose if Google use WiFi even in turned off position.
    Untick that option.
    And problem gone...
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    Default Re: Battery Stats: Wifi Shows Always On, Even when Off

    Thanks, this fixed the issue, I have a galaxy s5
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    Default Re: Battery Stats: Wifi Shows Always On, Even when Off

    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Alex View Post
    Uncheck the setting below that one, "Scanning always available. Let's Google's location service and other apps....., even when Wifi is off."
    +1
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    Default Re: Battery Stats: Wifi Shows Always On, Even when Off

    Moved Question to S5 forum
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    Default Re: Battery Stats: Wifi Shows Always On, Even when Off

    i've got a moto x 2nd gen and am noticing this problem. i have always kept scanning turned off, network notification turned off. i'm on 5.0.2 right now. the weird thing is i'm pretty sure it didn't used to do that, even since i upgraded to lollipop.
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    Default Re: Battery Stats: Wifi Shows Always On, Even when Off

    Quote Originally Posted by Amit Bhardwaj View Post
    Problem solved for me
    Now WiFi bar is not Solid like before in bettery status- also bettery consumption decreased - -
    Open WiFi
    Go into Advance settings
    There is option to choose if Google use WiFi even in turned off position.
    Untick that option.
    And problem gone...

    Did this and the gps and wifi battery stats are still always on. Asus Zenfone Go
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    Default Re: Battery Stats: Wifi Shows Always On, Even when Off

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    1. Wiping Cache Partition.
    2. An app must be interfering with the android system. Uninstall applications like Clean Master, Ram Boosters, Process Killers ,etc.
    Your phone doesn't need these optimizers and they are the source of the problem creating problems with the usage, asking for permissions to interfere with the system.

    NOTE : Process killers, ram boosters mostly the problem, you don't need to disable WiFi everytime after use, just go to wifi options -> advanced -> Keep wifi on during sleep -> Never and select WiFi freq band as requied.

    After this step you need to clear cache again and then you will never see WiFi on top i.e System will function normally.


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    Default Re: Battery Stats: Wifi Shows Always On, Even when Off

    Quote Originally Posted by paul anthony bulao View Post
    Did this and the gps and wifi battery stats are still always on. Asus Zenfone Go
    I had the same problem with my moto e2. I just restarted the phone while wifi was off and it solved the problem.

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