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Galaxy Note 4 - WiFi switching on and off


AC Question

Hi... it seems that my WiFi keeps switching itself on and off every few seconds. I have read the best fix for this is disabling Connection Optimizer under Mobile Networks but I don't seem to have that option. I have also read about disabling poor signal strengths but I don't have that option either.
Is anyone able to suggest an alternative fix please?
Many thanks in advance!

B. Diddy

Senior Ambassador
Mar 9, 2012
Welcome to Android Central! Try going to Settings>Wi-fi, tap More>Advanced, and turn off Wi-fi Scanning. This might also be in the Settings>Location​ menu, in the Improve Accuracy heading.


New member
Dec 26, 2016
Finally a fix, this feature has been burning down my battery for weeks everytime I turn off wifi. I thought it was a malfunction. Location>Improve accuracy>switch off wifi scanning>beat the next tech hipster you see