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Old February 8th, 2012, 07:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Wifi Scanning

I have no problems connecting to wifi at home. But, when I travel outside my home I want the phone to automatically switch to back to cell tower WITHOUT constantly scanning and thus killing my battery. I know this is possible with the BB Torch. Is there an app for this?

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Old February 8th, 2012, 04:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I haven't used it but as I understand it tasker can change various settings and toggles based off several factors one of which is GPS locations. So you could set it to disable Wi-Fi when not at the house or places you know you like to use Wi-Fi. I'd do a search for tasker on here to learn more. It's not a free app but from what I understand it's pretty powerful and might be what you're looking for. This is just my take for what it's worth.
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Default Tasker and/or Locale...

I have both but you can use either one to complete the task. Tasker is a little more advanced/complicated to use, but there is tons of forum help available. Locale is easier to use if you want to keep it simple. They are both paid apps and a bit pricey, but they are effective and you will probably end up using it for more than just your current situation.
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Old February 15th, 2012, 09:32 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm just cheap I guess...when i walk out the door at home, I pull down the quick settings and turn off wi-fi. I know that its not automated, but I'm always aware of where I am, and what data I should be using...2 second free fix....
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Old February 15th, 2012, 07:21 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I just use the toggle widget that came with beautiful widgets.You can also use the power widget that comes stock on the phone.1 click
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