Better Wifi On/Off

Better Wifi On/Off


Better Wifi on/off aims at giving you the control of the Wifi state, optimizing your battery life without losing on user experience.

The app is free, fully featured with ads.

*What is the motivation behind controlling Wifi?*
On paper Wifi is less power hungry than 3G but... some apps behave differently when Wifi is on (DropBox / Google+ uploads, Google Maps location caching), the well known wlan_rx kernel wakelock is a symptom of wakeups caused by uncontrolled Wifi hotspots, the Wifi sleep policy is not working consistently and does solve all problems.

Support: the rating tool is not the right place to submit bugs or feature requests.
If you have questions or want to report bugs please send me a mail, post your question in the support thread at xda (http://goo.gl/oc8MR).

Keywords: battery life, control wifi, save battery, battery drain, saving battery

Permissions:
- android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: detect if wifi is on or off
- android.permission.CHANGE_WIFI_STATE, CHANGE_NETWORK_STATE and android.permission.UPDATE_DEVICE_STATS: change wifi state
- android.permission.WAKE_LOCK: hold a wakelock
- android.permission.BATTERY_STATS and android.permission.DEVICE_POWER: detect if on charger
- android.permission.INTERNET and android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: required for ads
- android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: save logcat
- android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: start service on boot
- android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE: detect screen on/off/unlock

BetterWifiOnOff is open source so you can inspect/review/ contribute and submit issues or feature requests. Please check the about dialog for further details.

Recent changes:
- Updated russian translations
- Add option to leave wifi on when screen goes off but a connection is active
- Loading application whitelist is now asynchronous
- Added timed checks: regularly turn Wifi on (all rules apply)
- Fixed event log for enabling/disabling from the widget
- A better detection of the donate version
- Fixed alarm "null" error leaving Wifi on
- Fixed event log for power connected / disconnected
- Implemented more sophisticaled cage detection
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Free
89
4.5
User ratings
469
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
1
File size
1163 kb
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About Better Wifi On/Off
Better Wifi on/off aims at giving you the control of the Wifi state, optimizing your battery life without losing on user experience.

The app is free, fully featured with ads.

*What is the motivation behind controlling Wifi?*
On paper Wifi is less power hungry than 3G but... some apps behave differently when Wifi is on (DropBox / Google+ uploads, Google Maps location caching), the well known wlan_rx kernel wakelock is a symptom of wakeups caused by uncontrolled Wifi hotspots, the Wifi sleep policy is not working consistently and does solve all problems.

Support: the rating tool is not the right place to submit bugs or feature requests.
If you have questions or want to report bugs please send me a mail, post your question in the support thread at xda (http://goo.gl/oc8MR).

Keywords: battery life, control wifi, save battery, battery drain, saving battery

Permissions:
- android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: detect if wifi is on or off
- android.permission.CHANGE_WIFI_STATE, CHANGE_NETWORK_STATE and android.permission.UPDATE_DEVICE_STATS: change wifi state
- android.permission.WAKE_LOCK: hold a wakelock
- android.permission.BATTERY_STATS and android.permission.DEVICE_POWER: detect if on charger
- android.permission.INTERNET and android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: required for ads
- android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: save logcat
- android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: start service on boot
- android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE: detect screen on/off/unlock

BetterWifiOnOff is open source so you can inspect/review/ contribute and submit issues or feature requests. Please check the about dialog for further details.

Recent changes:
- Updated russian translations
- Add option to leave wifi on when screen goes off but a connection is active
- Loading application whitelist is now asynchronous
- Added timed checks: regularly turn Wifi on (all rules apply)
- Fixed event log for enabling/disabling from the widget
- A better detection of the donate version
- Fixed alarm "null" error leaving Wifi on
- Fixed event log for power connected / disconnected
- Implemented more sophisticaled cage detection

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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Nov 6, 2014
Great tool. Been using with new phone to get a handle on battery and also for security.reasons. Gets the job done. Latest version interface stalls when opening and transitioning through app.
A Google User
Oct 23, 2014
amazing! that's what I'm talking about, especially expert mode is awesome! That's what I've been looking for. But small issue on good old Android Gingerbread is that your app is not an exception among the others that wifi "timed checks" sometimes cause wifi to disappear completely for some reason; so I had to disable this feature.
A Google User
Oct 19, 2014
If something download how enable WiFi to work while screen turn off. This is most important part of this app. Reply me please
A Google User
Oct 15, 2014
Amazing This is the only wifi app i have found that does exactly what I need it to do. The ssid whitelist is genius. With this app my WiFi is only ever on when I need it to be on. Brilliant.
A Google User
Oct 7, 2014
The best of auto on off wifi I searched and tried them all.