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By avivzamir, Junior Member on 14th November 2016, 05:56 AM
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when turning my wifi off it seems it goes into some weird loop of turning on and off constantly by itself, it doesn't seem to be trying to connect just flipping the wifi switch on and off none stop.
noticed it because i had a huge battery daring overnight and while trying to fix it i saw the switch going off and on all the time.
when turning it back on it seems to connect normally .
did a network setting rest but it did nothing ...
I'm guessing a factory rest will fix the problem but I'm hoping to avoid such a overkill solution

does anyone else had this problem and can help me fix it?
thanx!
14th November 2016, 06:07 AM |#2  
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when turning my wifi off it seems it goes into some weird loop of turning on and off constantly by itself, it doesn't seem to be trying to connect just flipping the wifi switch on and off none stop.
noticed it because i had a huge battery daring overnight and while trying to fix it i saw the switch going off and on all the time.
when turning it back on it seems to connect normally .
did a network setting rest but it did nothing ...
I'm guessing a factory rest will fix the problem but I'm hoping to avoid such a overkill solution
does anyone else had this problem and can help me fix it?
thanx!

This was on a new custom rom ?
Or did it just happend on a rom that have worked perfect for days?
And have you seen which app or system app been casuing the drain?
14th November 2016, 06:19 AM |#3  
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This was on a new custom rom ?
Or did it just happend on a rom that have worked perfect for days?
And have you seen which app or system app been casuing the drain?

original samsung rom.
just happened (i have the device for a a while everything was fine) its the android system that drains the battery in the battery status.
when i leave the wifi on it stops and works fine ...
14th November 2016, 06:29 AM |#4  
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Have you turned off ''Keep Wifi During Sleep''? I know this can drain battery.
It's not so easy to troubleshoot on an orginal none rooted phone.
You can try clearing dalvik and cache.
Turn it off and then on holding power and vol down button, then clear cach/dalvik and restart.
14th November 2016, 07:06 AM |#5  
Try uninstall update beaming service for samsung then restart
If still persistent try uninstall update microsoft onedrive and skype then restart, just in case

I found it after factory reset (forgot internal data backup ) and update all apps, this problem occuring after the last 3 updates (beaming, onedrive, & skype) which more suspect beaming service update make that problem
14th November 2016, 08:21 AM |#6  
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Your not alone
You're not the only one who suffer from this exact problem, on Friday or Saturday the same problem started occurring with my phone too, WiFi turns on and off in a loop and huge battery drain!

I saw an increase of 6% of battery drain per hour, so I ended up on 9% total drain every hour.

I have original Samsung Rom and phone worked prefect until now, no settings or apps installed before this happened either.
14th November 2016, 08:42 AM |#7  
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What rom version are you guys on?
14th November 2016, 09:23 AM |#8  
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I'm having the same issue. However, I'm on PhoenixX Rom. Major battery killer and has only just started happening within the past few days.

Since my phone has been unplugged, 3 hours ago, looking at BetterBatteryStats, It is showing com.google.android.gms as having quite a LOT of wakeups. 40 per hour (everything else is about 2). Don't know if this is normal as I don't remember it before the Wifi issue.

Looking into what the wake ups are caused from, Location and heartbeat were the major culprits. So i have turned of WIFI scanning when not on and also the body sensors for Google Play. We shall see.
14th November 2016, 09:36 AM |#9  
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What rom version are you guys on?

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14th November 2016, 09:52 AM |#10  
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Easy fix. Just disable Wi-Fi scanning.
14th November 2016, 10:27 AM |#11  
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Easy fix. Just disable Wi-Fi scanning.

its not a fix at all . it dosnt scan for wifi , just turning it on and off non stop.
like pressing the light switch agin and agin
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