Wi-Fi Keep Alive

Wi-Fi Keep Alive


No more breaking downloads or switching to slow & expensive GPRS/3G.Keep WiFi on even if phone sleeps.

1. WiFi off if screen off (White widget)
2. WiFi on if screen off (Green Widget)
3. WiFi on if screen off & charging (Amber Widget)

Delete existing widgets and re-add them to show new icons

The app does _not_:
- Turn on your wi-fi automatically. It just keeps it enabled if you have turned it on yourself through any other automatic or manual means.
- do special things to manage turning off wi-fi. There haven't been any reports of wi-fi not turning off when specified so that is left to Android built-in policies

Explanation for permissions requested:
Modify Global Settings: To modify wi-fi policy settings

View WiFi State: To check current wifi state

Change WiFi State: For a work around that needs to reset your wifi connection on some devices

Prevent phone from sleeping: Some devices need a partial or full wake lock in order to keep the wifi running

Full Internet Access: This is again for a workaround that requires pinging your gateway or another address. Without requesting this permission, the pinging fails. The app DOES NOT use the internet for accessing anything else and DOES NOT send or receive any data to/from the internet.

Receive Boot event: Used to keep the application working across phone reboots if needed.

Reddit username: shantzg001

Recent changes:
1.4.7
Bring back Android versions 1.5 (Cupcake) and 1.6 (Donut) support

1.4.6
Make application work across phone reboots if needed

1.4.5
New High Res icons (Thanks to Daryl)
Gingerbread compatibility
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Free
80
4.0
User ratings
2148
Installs
100,000+
Concerns
0
File size
93 kb
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About Wi-Fi Keep Alive
No more breaking downloads or switching to slow & expensive GPRS/3G.Keep WiFi on even if phone sleeps.

1. WiFi off if screen off (White widget)
2. WiFi on if screen off (Green Widget)
3. WiFi on if screen off & charging (Amber Widget)

Delete existing widgets and re-add them to show new icons

The app does _not_:
- Turn on your wi-fi automatically. It just keeps it enabled if you have turned it on yourself through any other automatic or manual means.
- do special things to manage turning off wi-fi. There haven't been any reports of wi-fi not turning off when specified so that is left to Android built-in policies

Explanation for permissions requested:
Modify Global Settings: To modify wi-fi policy settings

View WiFi State: To check current wifi state

Change WiFi State: For a work around that needs to reset your wifi connection on some devices

Prevent phone from sleeping: Some devices need a partial or full wake lock in order to keep the wifi running

Full Internet Access: This is again for a workaround that requires pinging your gateway or another address. Without requesting this permission, the pinging fails. The app DOES NOT use the internet for accessing anything else and DOES NOT send or receive any data to/from the internet.

Receive Boot event: Used to keep the application working across phone reboots if needed.

Reddit username: shantzg001

Recent changes:
1.4.7
Bring back Android versions 1.5 (Cupcake) and 1.6 (Donut) support

1.4.6
Make application work across phone reboots if needed

1.4.5
New High Res icons (Thanks to Daryl)
Gingerbread compatibility

User reviews of Wi-Fi Keep Alive
Did not work for me on Droid Incredible. Still can't ping phone when screen is off. Tried each work around.
Mar 25, 2011
Only app that worked on my Dell Streak
Feb 5, 2011
Works great on Nexus S. No more 3G sync when the phone is in the charger
Jan 20, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
6 days ago
One of my top 10 must have apps Google should be ashamed for not providing this by default.
A Google User
6 days ago
Actually works This app solved my connection drop probs like a charm niceee
A Google User
Nov 3, 2014
"enable workaround" sucks It's like trying to pick a lock. The app should do all that for you. I can't get any combination to work on a pantech pocket.
A Google User
Oct 27, 2014
Love it It is so good
A Google User
Oct 27, 2014
Luv it