1. gamul1's Avatar
    I've had the S9+ since shortly after it came out but I dont think it was doing this until more recently, like the last month or two.

    Basically, I want to prevent the phone from trying to log into public WiFi networks. Everywhere I go, whenever I turn my phone on to use an app, as soon as I open that app I get a pop up asking me to connect to whatever public seems to be nearby. Its really getting annoying. If I want to connect to the local wifi then I'll initiate it - I dont want my phone constantly scanning and interrupting me every 5 seconds with a connection prompt.

    I have the setting "Turn on Wi-Wi automatically" turned off as I hoped that would kill it. I also turned off "Nearby device scanning". Neither had any impact on this annoyance.

    Any idea how to stop this? Any idea what I'm babbling about?
    01-03-2019 02:46 PM
  2. gamul1's Avatar
    Looks like these two people had the same issue but did not find an answer:


    01-03-2019 02:52 PM
  3. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    From WI-FI go to Advanced setting, from 3 dots upper right. Stop phone from trying to log into public wifi automatically-screenshot_20190103-164303_settings.jpeg
    01-03-2019 04:46 PM
  4. gamul1's Avatar
    I dont mean to sound rude, but whats the point you're trying to make there? I know about that screen as I reference the setting in there for "Turn WiFi On Automatically" being turned off. So - what am I supposed to be looking for or changing? And why?

    thank you tho!
    01-03-2019 05:28 PM
  5. cdigga101's Avatar
    From that same settings window, untick network notification
    01-04-2019 02:17 AM
  6. gamul1's Avatar
    Interesting. Your advanced screen is slightly different than mine. I do not have that option, and a search in the settings menu shows it is not there anywhere. I do have "Wi-Fi notifications", which sounds like it might do the same thing, but is already turned off.

    What version OS are you running? Mine says I am running "G965USQS3BRK2", applied December 15th 2018 at 2:31 PM. Prior update was on Nov 15th - and if I had to guess that would be about the time it started happening.
    01-04-2019 05:27 AM

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