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Wireless Minder

Wireless Minder

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Wireless Minder extends battery life by managing the wireless radios. It shuts off unused wireless radios and periodically turns them on to check for a connection. Think of it as an "up periscope": if no connections are available, the radio powers off, but if a connection is available the radio stays on.

Example uses:
Upon leaving your home, WiFi disconnects but the radio continues to draw power when no WiFi is in range. Wireless Minder shuts down the WiFi and occasionally checks for a known WiFi AP.

If you leave Bluetooth disabled most of the time but have a hands-free set in the car, Wireless Minder turns it on so you don't have to manually enable Bluetooth. If Bluetooth isn't already on when a call is made or received, Wireless Minder quickly enables it so that the hands-free set will be used.

For power users, the Mobile 3G/4G radio may be optionally shut down when WiFi is connected. Wireless Minder automatically turns it on briefly to check for SMS, voicemails and other phone data. A side effect is that calls and texts may be DELAYED or MISSED so use this with discretion. Internet-based messaging apps and VOIP calls will continue to work on WiFi.
Android 4.2 introduced restrictions for controlling the Mobile radio. To work around this, Wireless Minder requires root privileges for this feature on newer releases of Jelly Bean.

Plans are in the works for new features and improvements. Comments and suggestions are welcome! We try to support as many devices as possible but can't test them all. Send us your phone specifications and we will try to get it running right.

Wireless Minder is FREE and ad-supported. If you feel like donating, we need help with translations, artwork, or maybe a beer if you're ever in Austin TX :)

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Please visit contact website below to send suggestions and bug reports.
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Android 4.4 (KitKat) note: Google has confirmed a bug in the WiFi driver that causes it to not turn back on if WiFi is toggled a few times. This is known to affect the Nexus 4, 7 and 10, but not the Nexus 5. Other devices may be affected as well.
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FitBit users: Adjust the setting "How long to look for Bluetooth devices" to 30 seconds. When opening the FitBit app, follow the instructions to enable Bluetooth. The extended time allows the FitBit dongle to sync. Thanks to Nick Fokas for testing this!
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Recently changed in this version

2.25:
New setting "Mobile & WiFi detection" that automatically turns off Mobile when WiFi is connected.
New setting "How long to leave Mobile on" for Mobile data/radio management.


Comments and ratings for Wireless Minder
  • (66 stars)

    by Smaji Tony on 02/09/2014

    Good one..

  • (66 stars)

    by Vedat Ondas on 25/08/2014

    Though I stop the program still cuting my data connection and when I use my phone as hotspot point again cuting the mobile data connection. If you don't want loose your control of your connections do not install it.

  • (66 stars)

    by Sydul Hasan on 03/06/2014

  • (66 stars)

    by sherlon thomas on 01/05/2014

    Love the app except for this update. It would usually turn off my data plan automatically when I'm using wifi but not doing so anymore

  • (66 stars)

    by Christopher Hood on 27/04/2014

    Love apps like this that make your life easier without the need for typing in lots of rules. WiFi search could be improved by taking account of the phone trying to connect to the WiFi rather being connected yet.

  • (66 stars)

    by Moataz Al Sadey on 06/04/2014

    awesome

  • (66 stars)

    by Sunil Sharma on 30/03/2014

    I completely rely on wifi but when wifi is not available it turns the packet data on. I dont want that.could not find any way to achieve that.uninstalling