Better Wifi on/off aims at giving you the control of the Wifi state, optimizing your battery life without losing on user experience. The app is free, fully featured with ads. *What is the motivation behind controlling Wifi?* On paper Wifi ...Read more
Better Wifi on/off aims at giving you the control of the Wifi state, optimizing your battery life without losing on user experience.
The app is free, fully featured with ads.
*What is the motivation behind controlling Wifi?* On paper Wifi is less power hungry than 3G but... some apps behave differently when Wifi is on (DropBox / Google+ uploads, Google Maps location caching), the well known wlan_rx kernel wakelock is a symptom of wakeups caused by uncontrolled Wifi hotspots, the Wifi sleep policy is not working consistently and does solve all problems.
Support: the rating tool is not the right place to submit bugs or feature requests. If you have questions or want to report bugs please send me a mail, post your question in the support thread at xda (http://goo.gl/oc8MR).
Keywords: battery life, control wifi, save battery, battery drain, saving battery
Permissions: - android.permission.ACCESS_WIFI_STATE: detect if wifi is on or off - android.permission.CHANGE_WIFI_STATE, CHANGE_NETWORK_STATE and android.permission.UPDATE_DEVICE_STATS: change wifi state - android.permission.WAKE_LOCK: hold a wakelock - android.permission.BATTERY_STATS and android.permission.DEVICE_POWER: detect if on charger - android.permission.INTERNET and android.permission.ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: required for ads - android.permission.WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: save logcat - android.permission.RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: start service on boot - android.permission.READ_PHONE_STATE: detect screen on/off/unlock
BetterWifiOnOff is open source so you can inspect/review/ contribute and submit issues or feature requests. Please check the about dialog for further details.
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UPDATED ON: Jun 15, 2013
INSTALLATIONS: 10,000 - 50,000
LATEST VERSION: 18.104.22.168
REQUIRED ANDROID VERSION: 2.1 and up
view Wi-Fi status
Allows an application to view the information about the state of Wi-Fi.
view network state
Allows an application to view the state of all networks.
full Internet access
Allows an application to create network sockets.
change Wi-Fi state
Allows an application to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points, and to make changes to configured Wi-Fi networks.
change network connectivity
Allows an application to change the status of network connectivity.
prevent phone from sleeping
Allows an application to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
automatically start at boot
Allows an application to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the application to slow down overall performance of the phone by constantly running.
read system log files
Allows an application to read from the systemʼs various log files. This allows it to discover general information about what you are doing with the phone, but should not contain any personal or private information.
modify/delete SD card contents
Allows an application to write to the SD card.
read phone state and identity
Allows the application to access the phone features of the device. An application with this permission can determine the phone number and serial number of this phone, whether a call is active, the number that call is connected to, ect.
approximate (network-based) location
Access location sources such as the cellular network database to determine an approximate phone location, where available. Malicious applications can use this to determine approximately where you are.