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free apk that turns wifi off when out of range?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by ACD168, Feb 2, 2011.

  1. ACD168

    ACD168 Android Expert
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    just as title reads, anyone know of any apps that work well for this that are free?

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  2. SeattleYanksFan

    SeattleYanksFan Android Expert

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  3. lexluthor

    lexluthor Android Expert

  4. ACD168

    ACD168 Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    seems Y5 is the way to go, It's installed, but I haven' been able to leave my house because of the snow!
  5. There's an app for that too!
    It's called 'Shovel', and available at Home Depot.
  6. lexluthor

    lexluthor Android Expert

    Remember, it uses cell towers to know where you are so it might not turn off wifi for blocks or even miles from your house. Wifi on isn't a huge drain anyhow so the trade off of not having to manually turn off and on wifi is well worth it.
  7. ACD168

    ACD168 Android Expert
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    Actually it's called a snow plow. ;)
  8. Bob Denny

    Bob Denny Well-Known Member

    I see this issue come up all the time. After testing, I cannot for the life of me notice any significant difference between having WiFi on or off. I've done this many times with SystemApp monitoring and looking at the weekly battery graph. The thing that makes a much larger difference is the number of bars I have and how hard the phone has to work at maintaining its presence out on the road away from WiFi. Whether the WiFi is on or off during that time just doesn't seem to make a noticeable difference.

    HTC Incredible, Android 2.2 + Nov update, stock.

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