Advanced Wifi Lock (Free)

Advanced Wifi Lock (Free)


Attempts to fix Wifi Sleep problems.
This app forces wifi to stay connected when the screen is turned off and should work on all devices (phone or tablet).

Features:
• Stops wifi disconnecting when screen is turned off
• Optional timeout so you don't accidentally leave the phone awake for too long
• Ability to automatically disable wifi if you get disconnected from your wireless Access point (e.g. out of range)
• No ads!

Full Version Includes:
• Widget to quickly enable/disable
• Customisable timeout
• Option to ignore timeout when device is charging
• Fully customisable 'Auto Disable Grace Period'

Confirmed working on the ZTE Blade/Orange San Francisco, Sony Tablet S, Samsung Galaxy Ace.

If this app works for you, please consider buying the full version.

Please Note: This app uses a wake-lock to prevent the phone from sleeping, leaving the phone in a wake-state for too long will use excessive battery power.

The Timeout starts from when the screen is turned off, and gets reset when the screen is turned back on.

Exclude this app from any automatic task killers.

App2sd is disabled because it's not compatible with this type of application.

Recent changes:
V1.3.8
• Notification changes on Android 4.3+ (doesn't show icon in notification bar)

v1.3.7
• We are now on Facebook and Twitter

v1.3.6
• UI changes

v1.3.5
• You can now contact us on Twitter @opotech
• Fine volume control app has been rewritten, check the market for details

v1.3.4
• Foreground service flag is optional (to fix issue with VIZIO tablets)

v1.3.3
• Reduced app size by 20% (removed xhdpi icons)
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About Advanced Wifi Lock (Free)
Attempts to fix Wifi Sleep problems.
This app forces wifi to stay connected when the screen is turned off and should work on all devices (phone or tablet).

Features:
• Stops wifi disconnecting when screen is turned off
• Optional timeout so you don't accidentally leave the phone awake for too long
• Ability to automatically disable wifi if you get disconnected from your wireless Access point (e.g. out of range)
• No ads!

Full Version Includes:
• Widget to quickly enable/disable
• Customisable timeout
• Option to ignore timeout when device is charging
• Fully customisable 'Auto Disable Grace Period'

Confirmed working on the ZTE Blade/Orange San Francisco, Sony Tablet S, Samsung Galaxy Ace.

If this app works for you, please consider buying the full version.

Please Note: This app uses a wake-lock to prevent the phone from sleeping, leaving the phone in a wake-state for too long will use excessive battery power.

The Timeout starts from when the screen is turned off, and gets reset when the screen is turned back on.

Exclude this app from any automatic task killers.

App2sd is disabled because it's not compatible with this type of application.

Recent changes:
V1.3.8
• Notification changes on Android 4.3+ (doesn't show icon in notification bar)

v1.3.7
• We are now on Facebook and Twitter

v1.3.6
• UI changes

v1.3.5
• You can now contact us on Twitter @opotech
• Fine volume control app has been rewritten, check the market for details

v1.3.4
• Foreground service flag is optional (to fix issue with VIZIO tablets)

v1.3.3
• Reduced app size by 20% (removed xhdpi icons)

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User reviews of Advanced Wifi Lock (Free)
Does what it says. Keeps our two Samsung Captivate phones on our WiFi. The downside is that it's a Battery Hog. Both phones now charge down much faster. This is the app that's doing it.
Sep 23, 2011
Works well for Gingerbread on Samsung Galaxy S, where other similiar programs don't. However it drains a lot of battery, not sure if there is a better way though as I got a feeling the flaw lies within Android itself.
May 31, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Monday 4:26 AM
Sucks balls in a tranny silicone way!!
A Google User
4 days ago
Don't work
A Google User
Sep 10, 2014
Battery Drain At first I really liked this app. It does keep my WIFI connected when my phone goes into sleep mode so when I go to get on the internet my WIFI is still connected and I don't need to reconnect WIFI. However it is terrible, and I mean terrible on my battery. My phone now needs charged with limited use. I used the setting t timeout so the wake lock will turn off to try to save battery but when I turn the phone back on to connect to WIFI (internet) It will not reconnect and I have to toggle WIFI on phone. At this point I am not sure which is worse, having to toggle my phone's WIFI to connect or charge my battery twice daily???
A Google User
Sep 4, 2014
Great App Suddenly had WiFi connectivity issues on my Sony tablet but this app solved it right from the get go.
A Google User
Aug 5, 2014
Brilliant Fixed the issue with my tablet. It also increased the speed by which my mom's mobile received the notifications while screen is off. Usually there was a delay by 5 minutes or something although the WiFi doesn't sleep. Keep it up. Love it