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  1. MeatLoafT

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    I was having a problem when I got home yesterday with my brand new S7. It was fine at work on their wifi, but once I got home and connected to my home wifi, I had no internet (or it was very, very, very slow.) I started searching Google and found something about Bluetooth being on and nothing connected was doing this. If I connect my BT earpiece or headphones, no problems.

    *** My fix: I went to settings > connections > more connection settings > nearby device scanning - and turned it off. It uses BT LE, wifi, etc. to scan for nearby devices (I personally don't need this, I know what I want to connect to.) After turning this off, everything worked as it should, at least on my particular S7 on my particular network.

    Anyway, I hope this helps someone else, there were a lot of complaints on this issue but I hadn't seen a solution.
     

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    So if u turn on a saved bt will it still connect automatically or is it manual now
     
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    Mine did. My guess is as long as it's paired you'll be okay.
     
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    Well it seems as that was only a temporary fix... It's doing the same thing again. Sorry guys. I'll just keep BT off when I'm not using an earpiece and wait for a patch or someone smarter to find a real fix. :(
     
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    My bt always connected to gear 2 so hopefully that will be ok.
     
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    Yeah, no problems if you're connected to a BT device. ;)
     
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    I did more reading and seems as if some older apps that use BT or location services were causing this bug.
    The Dunkin Donuts app was mentioned, I don't have that one. Anyway, after uninstalling that app, they had eliminated the bug.
    The other app mentioned, that I DO have, is TouchTunes (jukebox control from your phone.) I decided before uninstalling, I would try blocking the location permission. I blocked the permission and restarted the phone.
    So far, so good! My BT is on, not connected, wifi is running full speed!
    I'll update if this changes.
     

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