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Samsung Galaxy S4 unwanted connection to Wifi

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Paulh1, Jun 23, 2017.

  1. Paulh1

    Paulh1 Newbie
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    I’m currently in the process of getting to know a Samsung Galaxy S4 (SGH-1337 AT&T) purchased this past month and encountering it connecting to the Wifi network on it’s own. I can’t seem to figure out what triggers this. Possibly there is something simple in the settings mode that I’ve overlooked. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
     



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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Sure I've read about this before with certain US carrier version Samsungs, automatically connecting to any open WiFi that they finds, even if there's no internet access, landing pages with sign-ins and pay-walls, etc. A very undesirable feature indeed. It may have something called "Connections Optimizer", see if you can disable it or not.
     
  3. sonicbluemustang

    sonicbluemustang Android Enthusiast

    On mine the feature "Smart Mode" can be disabled going to Settings/WiFi/Smart Mode. Then turn it off and hopefully your version is close enough to this.
     
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  4. Paulh1

    Paulh1 Newbie
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    Thanks for the advice! I'm currently looking into it.
     
  5. nu2andy

    nu2andy Android Enthusiast

    Is Developer Options enabled? If so, have a look and see if there is a check in the Networking area which connects to any WiFi in close proximity.
     

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