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General Ridiculous Wi-fi Sharing bug

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mfj197, Jun 29, 2011.

  1. mfj197

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    I've been having the same battery drain / occasional heating issues as other people, with Wi-fi Sharing popping up in the battery usage statistics. I managed to improve the battery life hugely by turning off background data, auto-sync, GPS, bluetooth etc. Found I really needed background data on (for things like Android Market) so yesterday re-enabled this. Used the phone as a GPS on the way home, all fine and didn't get too hot. Battery drain overnight was pretty good, 90% down to 82% as you can see, and Wi-fi Sharing didn't rear its ugly head.
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    I then used the phone this morning to check emails, Facebook and BBC news, browse the internet, download and play a music WAV file. I noticed the phone getting hot and checked the battery again - down another 20%, with Wi-fi Sharing right back up there!
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    I wasn't doing anything strenuous on the 'phone, but it seems something triggered the Wi-fi sharing which then maybe got stuck in a loop and used up a lot of the battery. I was able to force it to stop, and things calmed down again.
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    Has anybody found out what causes Wi-fi Sharing to come up? I don't particularly want to root the phone (I didn't even jailbreak my iPhone) but this is ridiculous. I'm on Gingerbread KE7 I think.
     

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  2. Leights1978

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    Hey

    I have the same problem too, although only twice on the last month.

    Some people are saying that Titanium Back Up is the solution.

    They suggest using this app to Freeze the wifi sharing app. This is a function within Titanium Back Up and I don't this app needs a rooted phone. I tried this solution this week and touch wood, no wifi sharing battery drain!!

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. mfj197

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    Thanks Leights1978. It would seem that Titanium Backup does need a rooted phone. I've seen people even renaming the Wi-fi Sharing file to make sure it doesn't get run, and what is weird is that removing, or freezing, this doesn't seem to affect the phone's ability to be a Wi-Fi hotspot. It will still achieve this even without Wi-Fi Sharing.

    Good to hear you've only had it a couple of times in a month. I had it yesterday at work, and again this morning as reported. The phone has been running fine for the rest of the day though, since I force closed the process.
     
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    yep, as a rooted user, i just remove apps and put them in a backup folder instead of freezing. there were multiple wifi sharing apks and i took every single one out
     

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