WiFi is turning on Automatically on GS5Support

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  1. breeves312

    breeves312 New Member

    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! :eek:

  2. philayl

    philayl Well-Known Member

    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
  3. breeves312

    breeves312 New Member

    Thank you Phil, but that option is grayed out in my settings. This is so frustrating.
  4. philayl

    philayl Well-Known Member

    In the same "Advanced" menu do you have "Keep WI-Fi on during sleep" set to Never
  5. breeves312

    breeves312 New Member

    Yes I have that option, but I have it set to Never. Still turning the wifi on automatically.
  6. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Well-Known Member

    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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  7. RyanSupertramp

    RyanSupertramp Well-Known Member

    What did the button say to the WiFi?

    "Off" lol
  8. AZgl1500

    AZgl1500 Well-Known Member

    You have fast fingers my friend, I started to post that, then noticed it had already been answered, and changed my post.
  9. breeves312

    breeves312 New Member

    Both are turned off. Still coming on automatically.
  10. philayl

    philayl Well-Known Member

    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
  11. droid26

    droid26 Well-Known Member

    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.
  12. huggy110

    huggy110 Member

    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
  13. kaanosh

    kaanosh New Member

    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...
  14. Holli Lancaster

    Holli Lancaster New Member

    This worked! Thank you

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