1. AC Question's Avatar
    This started a few days ago. What could it be, all I find is recommendation to uncheck under WIFI advanced which I did. Is there something else I can try??
    06-16-2015 12:04 PM
  2. itguyjax8430's Avatar
    This started a few days ago. What could it be, all I find is recommendation to uncheck under WIFI advanced which I did. Is there something else I can try??
    Welcome to Android Central!

    Did you recently do an update to your OS to Lollipop?
    06-18-2015 02:44 PM
  3. Maggie Pantsvanilla's Avatar
    Mine does it too

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-18-2015 03:54 PM
  4. wess580's Avatar
    This started a few days ago. What could it be, all I find is recommendation to uncheck under WIFI advanced which I did. Is there something else I can try??
    In your settings go to more networks, then mobile networks, and then connection optimizer make sure everything is unchecked..... that should fix the problem
    06-20-2015 11:39 AM
  5. magichoward's Avatar
    Mine too... This must effect battery life adverly.
    I have turned off all as suggested it still scans

    Posted via the Android Central App. Magichoward
    06-22-2015 05:48 AM
  6. GalaxyOnyxWitch's Avatar
    My understanding is this: If you are on a wifi spot, it HAS to check constantly or you will lose your connection. Turn off wifi and see if it still scans. You can uncheck the option for it to search for other spots as you are out of your wifi home area.
    06-23-2015 05:15 AM
  7. Kelly Kearns's Avatar
    Which location option are all of you using?

    Also in advanced, you want to let WiFi turn off when the phone is asleep.

    Also make sure you do not have a carrier smart WiFi app and turn off smart network switch at the top of the WiFi screen.
    06-23-2015 08:53 AM
  8. natehoy's Avatar
    Also, when you are in the screen where it is showing the WiFi hotspots available, I don't care what your settings are, the phone WILL scan for new WiFi hotspots every 10 seconds. The whole point of that screen is to continuously scan and allow you to select a hotspot manually. So even if you have all of the automatic scanning options turned off, when you go into a screen that is specifically designed to scan for hotspots so you can choose one to connect to, it's going to scan for them.

    I mention this only because it took me all too long to realize that this is not a defect - I was almost at the point of screaming frustration begging my phone to please stop scanning for WiFi access points - then I realized that it was simply trying to list the ones available for me because I was in what doubled for the "manual connection" screen.
    magichoward, junkaholic and nahoku like this.
    06-23-2015 03:23 PM
  9. tegmapat's Avatar
    Mine is doing this too, and when it scans, I cannot use my tablet.... it won't connect to anything online. What can I do? I don't find the "more networks" on my tablet settings page. I'm beginning to think my Note 10.1 is the biggest piece of junk I've ever owned. I have problems with it, constantly!
    08-29-2015 07:26 PM
  10. toenail_flicker's Avatar
    I'm beginning to think my Note 10.1 is the biggest piece of junk I've ever owned.
    I love mine and never have a problem. Rooted it and never looked back or took updates. Clean and fast like out of the box.
    08-29-2015 08:52 PM
  11. junkaholic's Avatar
    Please listen to Natehoy. It's not a bug or battery zapper. It's as designed.
    11-12-2015 09:24 PM
  12. frayedknt's Avatar
    see issue with this scanning for wifi is it stopping me from using my phone as a wifi hotspot to scan for some wifi i will never connect to i have 60 gigs of net a month i DO NOT want to ever not even for a second connect to any wifi i have no use for free wifi i pay enough i want to only use my network but this stupid phone dont seem to care what i the person who paid for it wants. Is there a way to to remove this scan crap function forever from my phone if so i would love to know it or my only option will be to take a hammer to this phone buy a air card an the dumbest flip phone i can find to get my stuff to do what i want it to do
    02-13-2016 07:46 PM
  13. pduffer's Avatar
    see issue with this scanning for wifi is it stopping me from using my phone as a wifi hotspot to scan for some wifi i will never connect to i have 60 gigs of net a month i DO NOT want to ever not even for a second connect to any wifi i have no use for free wifi i pay enough i want to only use my network but this stupid phone dont seem to care what i the person who paid for it wants. Is there a way to to remove this scan crap function forever from my phone if so i would love to know it or my only option will be to take a hammer to this phone buy a air card an the dumbest flip phone i can find to get my stuff to do what i want it to do
    I'm guessing you've tried turning WiFi completely off since you never want it?
    Welcome to Android Central!

    Did you recently do an update to your OS to Lollipop?
    02-14-2016 09:17 AM
  14. Jims S5's Avatar
    Doesn't it only scan when on that 1 screen only?
    02-14-2016 11:47 AM
  15. frayedknt's Avatar
    i've turned it off an set to never scan for wifi but it seems all these apps can override my settings an go ahead an scan even with it set up that way ive tried removing as many as i can but some you just cannot remove an yes it updated a few months ago to whatever the newest one is but has done this since day one.
    02-17-2016 02:53 PM
  16. frayedknt's Avatar
    its scanning stops an lags my net for a moment an if your in a game that means you get dropped from server but i suppose ill just need to throw this $700 pos in the trash an buy a flip phone "if it drools its perfect" an a air card an skip these idiotic smart phones of which i have no control over
    02-20-2016 09:00 PM
  17. wess580's Avatar
    Read my original post
    03-07-2016 01:49 PM
  18. loito's Avatar
    Hi Wess580,
    I do not see "connection optimizer" in mobile networks. I have note 4, it started scanning when I replace Fios 100/100 and Asus5300 yesterday. I am not sure because wifi network or phone. It drain out battery very quick.
    03-31-2016 03:06 PM
  19. wess580's Avatar
    What version of Android are you on
    And what carrier
    03-31-2016 04:34 PM

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