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Greetings,
My T-Mobile Note 3's Wi-Fi turns on randomly several times a day after turning the wifi off. I searched for this issue on the net and the most common solution seems to be with the "connection Optimizer" feature. I could not find this on my note 3 (I suspect that T-Mobile doesn't have this option). I have the most up to date version of Kit Kat (4.4.2; unrooted), that was updated via Kies. This issue started with my most recent firmware update. I am at my wits end in addressing this issue. any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
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It might be an app. For example Viber has a setting to keep WiFi on always.
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it's called smart network switch - evil feature!
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It might be an app. For example Viber has a setting to keep WiFi on always.
Thanks for the advice on that. I looked at viber and seen that setting as you mention. I changed it. I wonder how long that has been the case? I just changed it so now I will see if this will have an effect on my issue.
 
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Thanks all for your replies and input.
I just performed a virus scan using Advanced Mobilecare app. The app detected what it labeled as a virus named "Tool/Android.DeviceAlive.a[prv,gen]" in the demo stub app on my Note 3. Under the Mobile Care apps "danger description" is noted the following:

Upload the GPS location to remote server
Forced auto start

The second listing is what concerned me. I am wondering if this is the culprit that is turning on my Wi-Fi? The Mobile Care app can't remove this problem because it states that the app is built in (built in to what?). If this is the source of my problem. is there a way to remove the problem and/or embedded app that is causing the problem?
 
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Greetings,

T-Mobile doesn't seem to have

a "Connection Optimizer" feature in its line of phones. In T-mo's

case the feature that needs to be disabled is the "Wi-Fi Manager".

To disable this feature you need to do the following:



Access your T-Mobile account (for me I just press on the "T-Mobile

My Account" App).



Press the menu button on your device, then select "Options".



Under "Notifications" uncheck the box marked "Display Wi-Fi

Manager notifications".



Under "Connection Assistant" select "Open Wi-Fi manager".



Uncheck the box for "Manage Wi-Fi Connections".



That's it...



I talked to T-mobile tech support about an unrelated issue and

offhandedly mentioned this problem. The rep informed me that this

was a known issue and stated that this issue was being addressed.

In the mean time disabling the "Wi-Fi Manager" is a temporary fix

to address this problem. Here is the shorthand way to disable the

Wi-Fi manager:



T-Mobile My Account (app) -> Menu -> Options -> "Display Wi-Fi Manager

Notifications" (Uncheck) -> "Open Wi-Fi Manager" (under

"Connection Assistant") -> (Uncheck) "Manage Wi-Fi Connections".
 
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Phone iObit lists as "virus"

The iobit app designed for your phone lists this as a security risk and "virus like". I've been using iObit for years and like the services for my computer as it deletes all the cache malware that Google Yahoo and others keep on my system to spy on me that most other malware and virus protection software ignores...

This file - tool/android_deviceAlive.a[prv,gen] should be hacked into and have someone look at it very closely and examine what all of the functions are. If it turns out it compromises our security/privacy, then it should be shouted from the mountain top of cellphone users with android installed.
 
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The iobit app designed for your phone lists this as a security risk and "virus like". I've been using iObit for years and like the services for my computer as it deletes all the cache malware that Google Yahoo and others keep on my system to spy on me that most other malware and virus protection software ignores...

This file - tool/android_deviceAlive.a[prv,gen] should be hacked into and have someone look at it very closely and examine what all of the functions are. If it turns out it compromises our security/privacy, then it should be shouted from the mountain top of cellphone users with android installed.
I hope this issue will be addressed...

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