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    • Roger1
    • By Roger1 14th Sep 17, 9:59 AM
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    My android mobile switches off wi-fi
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    • 14th Sep 17, 9:59 AM
    My android mobile switches off wi-fi 14th Sep 17 at 9:59 AM
    My Android mobile switches off wi-fi automatically. Our other Android mobiles stay connected.

    I would rather know about new messages such as via WhatsApp immediately rather than when I remember to check the connection. Any ideas on how to keep connected?

    Thanks.
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    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 14th Sep 17, 10:04 AM
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    • 14th Sep 17, 10:04 AM
    Do you mean the connection drops ? Or the actual Wifi turns off on the phone
    (Icon goes "off") on its own
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    • Roger1
    • By Roger1 15th Sep 17, 9:22 AM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 9:22 AM
    It goes off on its own.
    • AndyPix
    • By AndyPix 15th Sep 17, 9:27 AM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 9:27 AM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 9:27 AM
    One of these suggestions should fix it


    https://android.stackexchange.com/questions/87052/how-to-stop-wifi-from-automatically-turning-itself-off
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    • Strider590
    • By Strider590 15th Sep 17, 11:27 AM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 11:27 AM
    It's supposed to turn off around 15mins after the screen turns off.

    Use mobile data if you want a constant connection.
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    • By grumpycrab 15th Sep 17, 11:32 AM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 11:32 AM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 11:32 AM
    Do you mean the connection drops ? Or the actual Wifi turns off on the phone
    (Icon goes "off") on its own
    Originally posted by AndyPix
    Same here. Acttual wifi turns off; turning it back on doesn't work (goes straight off); a phone restart fixes it.
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    • Roger1
    • By Roger1 16th Sep 17, 9:39 AM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 9:39 AM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 9:39 AM
    It's supposed to turn off around 15mins after the screen turns off.
    Originally posted by Strider590
    Thanks. However, our other Android phones stay switched on for some reason.
    Use mobile data if you want a constant connection.
    Yes, I had this until I had a message that I had used £5+ for data in next to no time. (3-2-1 customer, phone not roaming in recent weeks)
    Not sure what to do next. Presumably, unless I use mobile data on this phone, I won't get WhatsApp calls when out and about.
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 16th Sep 17, 10:57 AM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 10:57 AM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 10:57 AM
    Makes/models of phones?
    Versions of Android being used?

    Is WiFi+ enabled?
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    • Roger1
    • By Roger1 16th Sep 17, 2:51 PM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 2:51 PM
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    • 16th Sep 17, 2:51 PM
    Makes/models of phones?
    Originally posted by DoaM
    Sorry!

    Moto E 2nd gen
    Moto G
    Umi Diamond

    Versions of Android being used?
    6.0
    5.1
    6.0


    Is WiFi+ enabled?
    Yes
    Yes
    Yes

    ETA: not sure. Just noticed the '+' in WiFi+. Is that different from WiFi?

    It's the Umi that drops the connection.
    • DoaM
    • By DoaM 16th Sep 17, 4:25 PM
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    Sorry - WiFi+ may be a Huawei thing. (I thought it was part of Android). It allows the phone to turn on and off WiFi depending on availability of known WiFi networks.
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    • Roger1
    • By Roger1 21st Sep 17, 10:17 AM
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    Update from OP: wifi connection is now sticking.

    What happened? I downloaded BT Virus Protect from mcafee (included with our broadband package). I was getting spam messages telling me I had 'won' an iPhone 6, 7 or X. Since then, no spam and wifi stays switched on.

    Thanks to all who commented above.
    • wongataa
    • By wongataa 21st Sep 17, 10:35 AM
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    Wouldn't it be better to have found which dodgy app you have that shows the spam messages and remove it?
    • Roger1
    • By Roger1 22nd Sep 17, 9:31 AM
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    Wouldn't it be better to have found which dodgy app you have that shows the spam messages and remove it?
    Originally posted by wongataa
    No idea. I had my suspicions and the phone now does what I expect, so I'm relaxed.
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