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
  • (69 stars)

    by Steve Travis on 26/06/2014

    Need contact info, please!

  • (69 stars)

    by Egon Spengler on 02/06/2014

    Stop breaking it to demand I rate it. I hate G+ and intend to delete my account after this. Your prompt to rate pauses parts of the app and gives no indication beyond not leaving wifi awake. Fix or stop bloody prompting me and the rating will be fixed to something more fitting to this app.

  • (69 stars)

    by Martin Morgan on 23/05/2014

    Out performs any battery saver app on the market.deserves a much wider customer base

  • (69 stars)

    by tonycstech on 22/04/2014

    30 sec delay before WiFi goes off. Go to expert settings to change. Wish it had data options so one star off for no data.

  • (69 stars)

    by Tri Nguyen on 10/04/2014

    Exactly what I want with many options

  • (69 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 with Better Battery Stats + Llama works very well to help keep my phone under control.

  • (69 stars)

    by Dan Richardson on 01/03/2014

    Sporadic on and off when using cells.

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