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    Default Wifi keeps turning itself on and killing my battery

    My wifi keeps turning itself on an completely draining my battery. It's the worst when I'm in an area when no wifi is available since it just keeps looking for it and drains the battery even faster. I've looked through many forums and haven't found anything that works yet. The only options I've heard have been for other service providers. "Connection Optimizer" or "Smart WiFi" don't exist on my phone. I'm now with a new service provider but I bought my phone from T-Mobile and the problem started before I switched. It's a UK phone, incase that makes any difference. Any ideas on how I can fix it without having to reset my phone?

    Thanks!
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    Default Re: Wifi keeps turning itself on and killing my battery

    I'm sure you already looked for it, but is there a setting under Settings/Wifi for "Auto-Connect Wi-Fi (Allow Wi-Fi to automatically turn on)"? I have that setting on my Razr Maxx and, needless to say, I keep it unchecked.
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    Default Re: Wifi keeps turning itself on and killing my battery

    Thanks for trying, but you're right, I've looked for that option before and I don't have it.
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    Default Re: Wifi keeps turning itself on and killing my battery

    Still having issues? What kind of phone do you have?

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    Still having issues? What kind of phone do you have?
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    Default Re: Wifi keeps turning itself on and killing my battery

    I was having the same problem. Go to Settings; WiFi... press the menu button then press "Advance" from there uncheck "Always allow scanning".
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    Default Re: Wifi keeps turning itself on and killing my battery

    None of the above worked for my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 4G ... when I switch off my wifi it automatically switches back on again within seconds. And when it came on, it wasn't a proper connection - the mobile data icon would remain on and the wifi icon wouldn't appear even though wifi was supposedly "on".

    So, I started disabling apps one by one - forcing off each app and then retrying the wifi on/off settings switch each time to see if it would STAY off... finally I found the culprit... an app called Dramafever - so I uninstalled it and now everything works perfectly with proper wifi on/off and mobile data icon coming on when wifi is off... perfect. I wrote to Dramafever support to let them know.

    Hope this helps.
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    Default Re: Wifi keeps turning itself on and killing my battery

    In case anyone else has tried all of the above and didn't work (which was my case). See your carrier options at setting>more networks.. Turn off connection optimizer. If you are on an MVNO carrier like me delete their app if you have one. In my case I had to delete my Straight Talk app.
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    I have a Samsung Galaxy mega 6.3 and my phone is doing the same I have looked or done everything that every body said to. But my wifi is comeing on automatically. Do you all think it could be an update android had . Also all I have checked for my wifi is called smart connection. Its where say im in my house and useing my home internet via wifi. And I go outside and lose my wifi connection, then it switchs to regular carrier data. Whithout any interruptions or if im playing a game it does say u lost connection . Hint the name smart connection.... SO DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY ADVICE TO STOP MY WIFI TURNING ON BY ITSELF?
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    Quote Originally Posted by trt185 View Post
    In case anyone else has tried all of the above and didn't work (which was my case). See your carrier options at setting>more networks.. Turn off connection optimizer. If you are on an MVNO carrier like me delete their app if you have one. In my case I had to delete my Straight Talk app.
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    Default Re: Wifi keeps turning itself on and killing my battery

    Go to
    Settings>Connections>More Networks>Mobile Networks>Connection Optimizer And unchecked the box
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    Thank You, I was having the same issue with my T-mobile Alcatel and it was annoying. This worked for me Thanks again.
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    Default Re: Wifi keeps turning itself on and killing my battery

    ]My phone is Huawei G700.
    wifi and data are automatically powered on after is i turn them off. My battery is going to die. I full reset my phone(not factory reset), but still it didn`t work. Would you mind helping me please?
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    Hi guys, ( My phone is Sony Xperia SP - with 4.3 android version ) I had this issue for days now, tried every thing from forcing my apps to stop to trying to update my software but the issue stand. So I started to check the setting one by one and I found it...
    It was very simple :
    ♦Go > Setting > Power management > Location-based Wi-Fi ( this one activate Wi-Fi automatically when you are in range of a saved Wi-Fi
    network ) So just turn this one off and You are good.

    I hope that i helped you

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