1. ClintRo's Avatar
    So the last two days I noticed the Wifi icon in the quick settings would turn on briefly then back off.... like the Wifi was scanning.

    I figure this can reduce battery life so I started looking around and found that it was because the Wifi was trying to help location. I never noticed this before. So I started playing with settings and went into the settings menu --> Location --> Improve Accuracy and turned off Wifi scanning. As soon as I did this it stopped.

    If you scroll the notification drawer down and have Wifi as one of your Quick toggles you will see it in there. LMK if you see the same thing and it fixes the issue. I am on a Verizon S7 Edge.
    11-17-2016 10:03 AM
  2. VW Maverick's Avatar
    11-17-2016 11:28 AM
  3. IAmSixNine's Avatar
    Already mentioned here


    even though this is a note 4 forum its the same issue.
    11-17-2016 01:12 PM
  4. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    Yeah I've been having that issue as well. It's new though. I had never had it in the past. I figured that solution out as well. It was getting annoying.
    11-17-2016 05:01 PM
  5. Chris5626's Avatar
    Just started getting this yesterday on my S7 Edge plus.
    11-19-2016 12:52 PM
  6. dmpotter's Avatar
    Basically about the same time my note 5 started doing it. Always having to make sure, before youtube/netflix is starting to suck.
    11-24-2016 12:04 PM
  7. ClintRo's Avatar
    Yea... I search but didn't find the other threads maybe because of the device specific terms I used.
    11-24-2016 12:17 PM
  8. tennislvr8's Avatar
    I think I found a solution, well it works for me. Check your WiFi setting and see if there is a password for 5G, if there is remove it. That fixed the issue for me.
    11-24-2016 01:05 PM

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