Wifi keeps turning on even though it's turned off?

Murph5150

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If I walk into a Starbucks or somewhere else there is public wifi, my phone automatically activates wifi. How do I prevent this from happening?

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Bob Schap

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do you have a battery saver app? try tweaking the settings. i've been having the same problem and saw that somewhere. will check back here if that doesnt work.
 

fatboy97

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I have no idea what Battery Guru does... so I can not comment to that.

Under Settings > Wi-Fi > Do you have "Auto-connect" enabled? I prefer turning mine off.
 

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From the Snapdragon Battery Guru description in the Google Play Store:

Q. Why is my Wi-Fi ON sometimes, when I?m expecting it to be OFF?
A. Snapdragon BatteryGuru?s Wi-Fi management feature turns Wi-Fi on when you need it and turns it off when you don?t, thereby saving you power. However, even when you don?t have Wi-Fi access Snapdragon BatteryGuru will periodically turn Wi-Fi on for few minutes to check if your ability to access Wi-Fi has changed. Likewise when you move to a new location, BatteryGuru will turn Wi-Fi on for a few minutes to check if Wi-Fi access is available. Fear not, turning on the Wi-Fi radio for a few minutes like this has little or no impact on your battery life.
 

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I realize that it doesn't have a significant impact on my battery, but I have to go through the hassle of signing in to the wifi. I get this problem at work. My wifi bars are full but I can't access the Internet. I have to manually turn the wifi off to get back to 4G like 20 times a day. If it's Battery Guru doing this, I'm gonna uninstall the app.

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Here's how I fixed this on mine. I have a Verizon note 3 on straight talk. Once I uninstalled the straight talk account app and the problem went away.

I messed with all of the wireless and network settings first, nothing changed the issue. Everytime the screen went off, then came back on, it was connecting to wireless.
 

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