Better Wifi On/Off

Better Wifi On/Off

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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 (

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

- 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.

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Recently changed in this version

- 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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Comments and ratings for Better Wifi On/Off
  • (74 stars)

    by Robbyn Coaches on 19/03/2014

    Simple & effective. Better WiFi On/Off is even more important to me now than ever, since the Jelly Bean OS on the Note doesn't play nicely with many other apps controlling the WiFi, but this one seems to be fine. Using Better WiFi On Off in combination

  • (74 stars)

    by Dan Richardson on 01/03/2014

    Sporadic on and off when using cells.

  • (74 stars)

    by Jagadeeswaran R on 24/01/2014


  • (74 stars)

    by Mike Hawk on 30/12/2013

    Great app.

  • (74 stars)

    by Jamie Williams on 27/12/2013

    I was hoping this could make my wifi stay on, even if the screen is off. It doesn't do that. For the most part, it appears to be pretty much one of those "power-saving" applications, used to regulate your internet and turn it off for you when you may have

  • (74 stars)

    by Michael Smith on 04/12/2013

    You have to figure out the advanced settings to get it to do exactly what you want. But after that it works really well.

  • (74 stars)

    by Marvin Andalajao on 29/11/2013

    Best as of today