It just happened again and I managed to get a pic of it (see attached). I was streaming music using Google Play Music app while connected to WiFi at work and it didn't miss a beat. So, unlike some other posts I read online, I don't appear to be losing my WiFi connection.
Mine has just started doing this as well, today. It's an S5 Sprint is my carrier. It just pops up out of nowhere. Songs my Wi-Fi keeps going it as well. There was an update today.
Any ideas? Thanks for any help.
On my Moto X, it's called something else: "Wi-Fi optimization". I tried turning it off, but still saw the problem. Then, I tried disabling something that's referred to by Apple users as "captive portals". Disabling that feature seemed to do the trick for me. However, I made those changes on Tuesday. Today, I decided to try turning them back on to see if I could reproduce the symptom: now, it won't fail. So, I'm still not sure what the magic fix is.
While asking about this problem on a forum for my carrier (Republic Wireless), one user told me about it. As I understand it, it basically has something to do with automatically saving logon information for WiFi hotspots that require providing login credentials, or maybe even ones that don't require credentials. Here's an Apple site that briefly talks about the concept of captive portals:
, but it's not just an iPhone/iPad thing. Android phones have a setting for it, too; although, it might be carrier-specific. On my RW Moto X, it's a check box called "Help me with extra verification" and the decription underneath reads:
"Show WiFi authorization pages (if required) and offer to automate them in the future."