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Old August 5th, 2014, 11:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default WiFi is turning on Automatically on GS5

I have a Galaxy S5 through T-Mobile and just recently I started noticing that I will turn off my WiFi but when I go somewhere that I have connected to their WiFi (home, work, etc) my phone will turn my WiFi on automatically. I don't like this, I don't want it to pick when I have it on. Also, when it does it at work it keeps me from getting phone calls when the WiFi is on.

Please help, how to do I stop this insanity!

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Old August 6th, 2014, 07:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi, try going to "Settings", "Wi-Fi", open the drop down menu (three dots in top right hand corner), select "Advanced", uncheck "Passpoint" and "Always allow scanning". Phil
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Old August 6th, 2014, 07:35 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you Phil, but that option is grayed out in my settings. This is so frustrating.
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Old August 6th, 2014, 09:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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In the same "Advanced" menu do you have "Keep WI-Fi on during sleep" set to Never
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Yes I have that option, but I have it set to Never. Still turning the wifi on automatically.
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Old August 6th, 2014, 07:15 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Do you have an option to turn off "Always allow scanning" ?

Also turn off "Smart network switch"

This is how my Verizon phone's WiFi options page looks. I turned off nearly everything.
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If you go to Settings/WiFi and click OFF there, it can't turn on.

That is rather harsh, but it is very positive, and quick to enable again.
What did the button say to the WiFi?

"Off" lol
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What did the button say to the WiFi?

"Off" lol
You have fast fingers my friend, I started to post that, then noticed it had already been answered, and changed my post.
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Do you have an option to turn off "Always allow scanning" ?

Also turn off "Smart network switch"

This is how my Verizon phone's WiFi options page looks. I turned off nearly everything.
Both are turned off. Still coming on automatically.
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Old August 7th, 2014, 04:10 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I think you need to take a trip to the shop you got the phone from, or a Samsung service center, they should be able to sort it for you. Phil
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I am also having this wi-fi issue along with a laggy touch screen. Seemed to be happening right after my phone updated to the latest firmware.
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Don't know if this helps, sprint has a connections optimizer that when its on it automatically connects to any wifi the phone is near
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Cool Solved: Tmobile account aap keeps track of wifi

This is how I fixed the problem on my phone. Go to Tmobile app -> options
Under wifi settings uncheck allow Tmobile app manage wifi connections...
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