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By inspron, Senior Member on 6th June 2014, 08:16 PM
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I have the T-mobile LG G2 D801. Every time I am near an AT&T wifi hotspot, my phone "knows" my location and automatically turn on the wifi and connect to it, even skipping the usual web login agreement. This is the first time I have seen this feature on a none-AT&T phone. Has anyone else notice this?

Very interesting ability but how does my phone knows I am near the AT&T wifi when my wifi is already set to off?

How do I disable this feature (none-rooted phone).
 
 
6th June 2014, 10:52 PM |#2  
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I haven't noticed this on mine; I'll have to watch for it. There is a "scanning always available" setting in the Advanced Wi-Fi settings, it is enabled on my phone.
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I haven't noticed this on mine; I'll have to watch for it. There is a "scanning always available" setting in the Advanced Wi-Fi settings, it is enabled on my phone.

Yes, this feature was turned off and my phone still automatically detects I am near a Starbucks and connect to the wifi there.
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Do you have snapdragon battery guru installed?
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Do you have snapdragon battery guru installed?

I do not
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I ask because it manages your wifi and can turn it on automatically good app though. Idk what your issue might be then, I've never had an issue like that.
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