wifi by location app
My friend told me about an (android) app that automatically toggles your wifi based on your location. So, say you have a wifi network at home and at work. You leave your home for work in the morning. Your phone (using it's gps features) realizes that it's no longer at home, so it turns off wifi. When you get to work, your phone (using it's gps features through 3G) realizes that its at work. The phone then turns on wifi.
Any iphone app equivelant?
- 01-30-2012, 11:13 AM #2
- 01-31-2012, 12:16 AM #3
- 01-31-2012, 01:49 AM #4iMore Genius
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If I'm not mistaken, which I suppose I could be, WHAT???
If your at home in your home network, and it's saved, then when you are at home, you will be on wifi... When you leave home, and and you aren't on that network, you won't be connected to wifi! Meaning it'll be off... When you get to work, again, if network is saved, you will be back on wifi...
You shouldn't turn wifi on and off every time you leave your wifi network area... Kinda pointless
The solution is to turn off wifi when you're not around a wifi network, but to turn it on when you know you can connect to a certain network. Instead of doing it manually, this app would automatically turn your wifi on based on your location.
- 01-31-2012, 09:58 AM #6
You would be much better off just going into your Settings>WiFi and turning "Ask to Join Networks" to OFF. Then it won't be constantly searching/asking you to join but will still join your known networks, because your WiFi will still be on, but only for KNOWN networks. And you won't get those ridiculous popups every time your phone finds a wifi network.
Really, it's crazy that this isn't the default setting.
- 01-31-2012, 06:06 PM #7
This is how the app on my BlackBerry worked and the battery savings were noticeable aside from the app working extremely well.
- 01-31-2012, 06:27 PM #8
No, I understand what the op was asking for, and how such an app would work, but I think my suggestion is as close as you'll get. And with Ask to Join turned off you will definitely save battery.
My suggestion should solve or at least alleviate the issue he brought up: " If I'm driving, and I leave the wifi toggle 'on,' the phone is constantly search for a network. There is no network that I am going to join while driving, so by accidently leaving my wifi on, I'm draining my battery."
In other words, I don't think there's an app for that. But there are ways to make the battery better.
- 01-31-2012, 06:44 PM #10
Bear in mind too that there are other settings you can change to save battery life: brightness, location services for some apps, mail settings, location based ad settings, etc. All in all I'd wager that wifi only plays a relatively small role in the bigger picture.
- 04-26-2012, 05:42 PM #12
- 04-26-2012, 05:55 PM #13