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    Default Galaxy S4: Question about disabling automatic wifi

    I love the phone so far, it's been great. The only thing that annoys me is that the Wi-Fi automatically turns on wherever I'm at, and will connect to random Wi-Fi spots, when I have 4G. I was wondering is their a way to disable this feature? I turn Wi-Fi off but then turns back on still whenever it wants. Thanks for the help.

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    Default Re: Galaxy S4 question.

    What are your location reporting settings?
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    Quote Originally Posted by skinnybandit View Post
    I love the phone so far, it's been great. The only thing that annoys me is that the Wi-Fi automatically turns on wherever I'm at, and will connect to random Wi-Fi spots, when I have 4G. I was wondering is their a way to disable this feature? I turn Wi-Fi off but then turns back on still whenever it wants. Thanks for the help.

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    Are you on Sprint? If so go under your "More Networks" option and ensure to disable "Sprint Connection Optimizer". It will randomly turn on wifi and try to connect to it ... it is Sprint's way of off-loading data to wifi networks.
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    Have you disabled the auto network switch? It is in the advanced wifi settings



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    Ya I'm on Sprint. I don't see that option though under more networks.
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    Sprint connection optimizer?

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    Default Re: Galaxy S4 question.

    I don't know, it says my location is on. Where do I go to find that?

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    Could you post a screenshot of the path that Almeuit suggested?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Could you post a screenshot of the path that Almeuit suggested?

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    Sorry I never took a screen shot before, how do I do that? And then post it?

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    Samsungs try power and home at the same time. You need the Forums app to post pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    Samsungs try power and home at the same time. You need the Forums app to post pictures.
    Yup. Power plus home button at the same time. Or you can use your palm motion if you have it set up.

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