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[Q] Wifi-sharing, turns on at work, not by me

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By GenghisKhan1, Junior Member on 24th March 2012, 07:30 PM
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Hi, read a lot of threads about wifi-sharing on the Galaxy S2 and just on Android in general. I have not found an answer for my specific situation. I have NEVER configured, used, or even glanced at any menu settings regarding any wifi-sharing features on my phone. Yet, for the past 2 days my phone battery is all but dead by noon to 1 pm after NO use due to wifi-sharing showing up in battery usage at about 85%! "Media sharing" is showing up too. As I said, I've never used this feature before, It's never even showed up in battery usage before. I have NOT installed any new apps recently. Any ideas why this would be happening all of a sudden?

Paranoid side note : Can wifi-sharing be activated remotely?
For some reason the wifi-sharing only shows up in battery usage after arriving at my workplace. Is there such a thing as someone else remotely turning on your wifi sharing on your phone? I know that the phone carriers have the capability of doing this, but does the average Joe have this capability as well? I also recently became aware that bluetooth can be hacked to get through to your mobile data, that's why I'm wondering about the possibility of remote wifi-sharing activation too.

Somebody please tell me I'm an idiot and there is a perfectly reasonable explanation.

And be nice please. Thanks.

Galaxy S2 GT-I9100M
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24th March 2012, 07:52 PM |#2  
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Unless you paired you mobile with any other in your work place its almost unhackable. If you see anything under paired devices in wifi direct , remove those.
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