1. sforsyth01's Avatar
    So, I have found that if I have WiFi scanning for location improvement on, it causes my WiFi to not get properly turned on (or off, for that matter) on my Verizon Note 5. When I turn it off, it starts toggling itself on and off again until I force hold it in the on (or off) position.

    I have to imagine this is an app causing it. As I have tried factory resets, booting in safe mode, and even a warranty replacement. Nothing has fixed the issue other than turning off wifi location scanning.

    Is there an easy way to figure out what app is doing this? Or am I just going to have to uninstall them one by one until I figure it out?
    12-05-2016 06:11 PM
  2. Scott Currence's Avatar
    Like this? Mine is sprint. I thought maybe it was a low battery thing. Only does it sometimes. Click for a screen grab video.
    12-05-2016 07:49 PM
  3. sforsyth01's Avatar
    Like this? Mine is sprint. I thought maybe it was a low battery thing. Only does it sometimes. Click for a screen grab video.
    Yup. Exactly. Now go into location, improve accuracy and turn off wifi scanning. It should stop toggling like that.
    12-05-2016 09:22 PM
  4. Scott Currence's Avatar
    Yup. Exactly. Now go into location, improve accuracy and turn off wifi scanning. It should stop toggling like that.
    Crazy. I was wondering that issue. Turned off. Will leave off. Thanks. Maybe someone will figure it out.
    12-06-2016 05:29 AM
  5. sforsyth01's Avatar
    Crazy. I was wondering that issue. Turned off. Will leave off. Thanks. Maybe someone will figure it out.
    It seems they fixed this. I'm not having the issue any longer.
    01-07-2017 03:07 PM
  6. Trees's Avatar
    Seems this problem may also be happening with Galaxy S7 edge. I'm on Verizon (Note 5) and probably had the same problem as noted in this thread. Details for the S7 edge are below.

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...eatedly-2.html
    01-08-2017 08:24 AM
  7. myandroidgs6's Avatar
    Just checked ...
    Mine default "wifi scanning" is OFF ...
    01-08-2017 08:51 AM
  8. Climb14er's Avatar
    I started having speed issues with my four channel wifi and the Note 5. The Comcast wifi is pushing speeds of 120 and the Note 5 used to pick up the same speeds and run in synch. Comcast came out to double check as we'll and on their end all is A-OK.

    The Note 5 is running at between 30 to 50 speeds at best, which is OK, but we've been trying to figure out why all of a sudden the Note 5 speeds dropped a month ago from the 120 range.

    Of course, NO HELP from Verizon techs, they told me to contact Samsung... no way I will waste my time doing that! Samsung Tech customer service is HORRIBLE!

    I do the usual cache partition cleanings and run a very clean phone with apps that do not conflict with anything. Something happened, whether it was a November up date... I don't know.

    Been with VZ for many years also same with Comcast. The latter just sent me email telling me they're increasing my speeds at the modem another 25 mpbs.

    So... it's the phone and contrary to Verizon store instruction to do a full factory reset, I told them to go fly a kite! I'm on extended warranty but VZ doesn't care. Battling VZ for anything has become a common place occurrence. 🙄
    Trees likes this.
    01-08-2017 12:08 PM

Similar Threads

  1. Have you found jeans with a sidepocket to carry your phone in?
    By Flip Fisher in forum Samsung Galaxy Note 5
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-08-2016, 09:54 AM
  2. Why can't I send picture text when wifi is turned on? S7
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-06-2016, 01:37 AM
  3. Verizon 7.1 update issue
    By Flawsey Bee in forum Nexus 6P
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 12-05-2016, 07:58 PM
  4. Does a hard reset on the note 7 reverse the battery nerf?
    By AC Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-05-2016, 05:40 PM
  5. Galaxy Tab 4 : Sound cuts off intermittently : hardware issue
    By gstadter in forum General Help and How To
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 12-05-2016, 04:15 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD