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By Kamar234, Senior Member on 30th March 2014, 05:23 AM
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I looked at my batter stats, and it shows my WiFi as always being on even if it is off. Is anyone else seeing this? If so, is it just a glitch? Does anti e know how to stop it?
 
 
30th March 2014, 04:35 PM |#2  
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I looked at my batter stats, and it shows my WiFi as always being on even if it is off. Is anyone else seeing this? If so, is it just a glitch? Does anti e know how to stop it?

'Feature' of android 4.4
Go into WiFi settings and turn off 'scanning always available' (or something like that)

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30th March 2014, 05:58 PM |#3  
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'Feature' of android 4.4
Go into WiFi settings and turn off 'scanning always available' (or something like that)

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Thank you for this! I also noticed this and had no idea! Maybe after turning this feature off will help save some more battery life as well? Guess phones these days aren't so simple anymore, you would think when you turn wifi off that it is OFF! No, only off to some degree, lol. Damn phones these days always cheatin on us usin backdoors to get their way, haha!
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Posted this on another thread. Maybe relevant to you here.

I seen this same issue, and I'm using nova.

I found a solution, that worked for me.

It seems there are two different WiFi setting pages, depending on how you get to them.

One way is settings > WiFi

The other is via quick settings swipe down > touch "Wi-Fi" below the icon.

I've seen the first way show WiFi as off while the second shows it on at the same time.

What I've found is that the only way to truly ensure it is off is via quick settings drop-down.

Hope that helps others.
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