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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jbeezybaby, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. jbeezybaby

    jbeezybaby Well-Known Member
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    So Im asking if this already exists because I havent seen a app that does this...

    My idea is a app that will auto turn on your wifi when in range of a remembered connection and then turn it off and turn on 3g when out of range. I think this would be of great benifit as far as battery life goes. Especially to those that have connections at home and at work. Now I know its as easy as using the toggle widgets, but to have it automated would be nice. So if no one knows of a app that does this, maybe someone knows a app developer that might like the idea. Im not tech savvy or I'd do it myself:D
     

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  2. kpantz

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    Tasker. That is all. :)
     
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  3. kayst

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  4. jbeezybaby

    jbeezybaby Well-Known Member
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  5. ramcharger1979

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    This is how the phone works stock.
     
  6. jbeezybaby

    jbeezybaby Well-Known Member
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    Really. Because I have 3 spots that I visit on a regular basis and have to turn on wifi everyday if I want to use it. Is there a setting that Im missing?
     
  7. ramcharger1979

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    If I leave my wifi toggled on and my 3G toggled my phone always goes to my wifi places. There is a option for network notification maybe you need this checked?
     
  8. jbeezybaby

    jbeezybaby Well-Known Member
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    that makes sense but doesnt that pull on the battery if the phone is constantly searching for a signal, at least thats what i have read. but i guess thats what the app would do. ill give it a try both ways and see. thanks
     
  9. ramcharger1979

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    I have not noticed any significant difference in the battery life and I have tried it both ways.
     
  10. kayst

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    Yes, if you leave the wifi on all the time and there's no wifi it will use up your battery faster. The Y5 app uses cell towers to determine if you're near a previously configured wifi access point and will turn wifi on/off automatically. It will take a few blocks as you drive away before it switches off. I used it for a while and then decided to just switch it on/off manually since I stay home most of the time.
     

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