1. BrianM71's Avatar
    I need some help on this one... Beginning a few weeks ago, I noticed that my phone keeps auto-connecting to open wifi networks. Most frequently, the ever annoying xfinitywifi (I am not a home Comcast customer). But what's really freaking me out is:

    1. I have Network Notification and Scanning Always Available disabled, yet my phone keeps automatically turning wifi on when I'm within range of these open networks.

    2. I don't seem to need to manually "sign-on" and "agree" to these networks. Example, 10 minutes ago I noticed that my phone turned wifi on (I had/have a strong data signal), jumped onto an xfinitywifi and started downloading updates and podcasts, with no intervention by me.

    3. No matter how many times I try to "Forget" these networks, my phone keeps signing onto them.

    4. Since the problem started I made no significant changes to my phone other than downloading (and deleting unused) apps.

    How do I stop this?

    Rooted/unlocked Nexus 5
    KitKat 4.4.3
    Straight Talk service
    11-14-2014 10:06 AM
  2. raptir's Avatar
    I notice you're on Straight Talk. That is a "feature" of the Straight Talk My Account app.


    The Straight Talk My Account app also helps provide a better data experience by automatically connecting to available Wi-Fi hotspots whenever you’re near them.
    BrianM71 likes this.
    11-14-2014 11:11 AM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    Thanks for giving me another reason for not liking ST. One more app to freeze.
    11-14-2014 11:51 AM
  4. BrianM71's Avatar
    Thank you... I removed this app and the phone no longer connects to any open networks. The app didn't even come with and enable/disable options... nice, eh?
    11-17-2014 08:53 AM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    Nice if you want to use as little mobile data as possible, but not nice that there's no enable/disable.
    11-18-2014 12:58 AM
  6. DaniRay's Avatar
    Log into your xfinity account. Go to services and equipment. Internet or wifi settings. My devices. Remove your device. This should fix the problem.
    12-08-2015 07:53 AM

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