1. Jesus Delgadillo's Avatar
    So I've noticed lately, randomly, how the "WiFi Scanning" option that I've always had disabled, now turns on by itself at random points. This makes my battery run down DOUBLE. I don't know how is it enabling itself, but it's becoming annoying specially while I'm working double shifts. I don't like plugging my phone to a charger more than once a day. Does anybody else have this issue?
    I'm on Marshmallow, T-Mobile Note 5.
    05-30-2016 04:50 PM
  2. Trees's Avatar
    Maybe an app is triggering it to On? I think that the "WiFi Scanning" option was available on Verizon phones in the past. Can't seem to find it now, though.
    05-31-2016 06:45 AM
  3. djroy03's Avatar
    Same here. Did a factory reset a few days ago to fix a separate issue. Everything working great except when I'm running errands I get a notification that WiFi is available. But I go in and that setting had been turned off. Not sure how to fix it. T-Mobile with Marshmallow.

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    05-31-2016 09:36 PM
  4. Jesus Delgadillo's Avatar
    To usually turn it off its on the WiFi settings, under more (top right corner) and you will the option for wifi scanning, turn off smart switch. And also go to Advanced and turn off notification.
    05-31-2016 10:48 PM
  5. Jesus Delgadillo's Avatar
    Maybe an app is triggering it to On? I think that the "WiFi Scanning" option was available on Verizon phones in the past. Can't seem to find it now, though.
    It's under Location settings now. They moved it over
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    05-31-2016 10:48 PM
  6. Trees's Avatar
    It's under Location settings now. They moved it over
    Ah, looks like its in the "High Accuracy" option. I just use "GPS only".
    06-01-2016 05:57 AM
  7. Jesus Delgadillo's Avatar
    That's it! Thanks Trees
    06-02-2016 11:08 AM
  8. John Palermo's Avatar
    Ditto, Damn thing has been driving me nuts. Stupid setting drains phone in 1-2 hours at times and I thought I had done everything possible however new app or something must have changeed accuracy setting again. I always keep it on device only GPS so note to others check this setting as it seems to embrace phantoms.
    Was about to toss phone into river.

    Thanks
    02-07-2017 10:35 AM

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