1. Rodrigo Mendes's Avatar
    At least here, this option is gone. Maybe now WiFi is always on, even when screen is locked?
    05-07-2014 01:38 PM
  2. anon(7900571)'s Avatar
    yes , they removed the option and Wi-Fi is always on :/ it's irritating if I left Wi-Fi on at night and email keeps on syncing in background
    Guytronic and Rodrigo Mendes like this.
    05-07-2014 02:22 PM
  3. Rodrigo Mendes's Avatar
    yes , they removed the option and Wi-Fi is always on :/ it's irritating if I left Wi-Fi on at night and email keeps on syncing in background
    This is very bad for battery save. Very bad. Microsoft doing Microsoft things, like ever.
    05-08-2014 09:02 AM
  4. xandros9's Avatar
    This is very bad for battery save. Very bad. Microsoft doing Microsoft things, like ever.
    doesn't Wi-Fi use less power than the cellular data radio?
    05-08-2014 09:06 AM
  5. HTC13's Avatar
    Why the complaints? Wi-Fi uses less battery. If its annoying to have it sync all night (I assume you say this because you have email sounds turned on), just turn on quiet hour rules it will stop the sounds while you sleep.
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    05-08-2014 09:10 AM
  6. metalchick719's Avatar
    I honestly don't mind Wi-Fi being always on when I toggle it to on. Then again, I've been using it to "Always on" on my 920 and 925 for awhile now (both of those phones are still running Windows Phone 8). It doesn't seem to be affecting my 810's battery. My only issue with Wi-Fi on 8.1 is Wi-Fi Sense. I had some issues yesterday when I was out shopping at a mall near me. My 810 used to connect to the Kohl's free Wi-Fi out there and I had problems getting it to locate it, so I gave up and used my data instead.
    05-08-2014 10:00 AM
  7. xandros9's Avatar
    I find it a bit amusing how it went from automatically turning wifi off, to an option enabling it in Portico(?) and now its the opposite in 8.1
    05-08-2014 04:05 PM
  8. Rodrigo Mendes's Avatar
    Why the complaints? Wi-Fi uses less battery. If its annoying to have it sync all night (I assume you say this because you have email sounds turned on), just turn on quiet hour rules it will stop the sounds while you sleep.
    Quiet hour don't work on non-english language region.

    If WiFi on turn OFF Cellular Data I agree with you. It's the best use WiFi than 3G/4G. But at least in WP8, both drains battery even when WiFi signal is better. So I assume this is very bad for battery save.

    doesn't Wi-Fi use less power than the cellular data radio?
    Probably, but when Cellular Data and WiFi are turned ON, battery drain faster. Because both are ON all the time, no matter if WiFi have good signal or not.

    I honestly don't mind Wi-Fi being always on when I toggle it to on. Then again, I've been using it to "Always on" on my 920 and 925 for awhile now (both of those phones are still running Windows Phone 8). It doesn't seem to be affecting my 810's battery. My only issue with Wi-Fi on 8.1 is Wi-Fi Sense. I had some issues yesterday when I was out shopping at a mall near me. My 810 used to connect to the Kohl's free Wi-Fi out there and I had problems getting it to locate it, so I gave up and used my data instead.
    05-09-2014 08:50 AM
  9. RobinPaul's Avatar
    I have the option on my HTC8X
    05-09-2014 08:54 AM
  10. crav4speed's Avatar
    This is what WiFi Sense is for. There is no need to keep WiFi on all the time anymore. WiFi Sense is supposed to automatically manage your WiFi connections which also includes when to turn it on and off.

    For example, there are options to automatically connect to WiFi hotspots or to automatically connect when you reach your favorite places when it detects you have reached that specific location. You can even specify when to turn it back on after 1 or 4 hours or 1 day. This is all done automatically by the OS so it doesn't have to keep it always on and drain your battery when you are not near a WiFi connection.

    This is technology folks and the great stuff coming out of MS!
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    05-09-2014 09:53 AM
  11. Rodrigo Mendes's Avatar
    This is what WiFi Sense is for. There is no need to keep WiFi on all the time anymore. WiFi Sense is supposed to automatically manage your WiFi connections which also includes when to turn it on and off.

    For example, there are options to automatically connect to WiFi hotspots or to automatically connect when you reach your favorite places when it detects you have reached that specific location. You can even specify when to turn it back on after 1 or 4 hours or 1 day. This is all done automatically by the OS so it doesn't have to keep it always on and drain your battery when you are not near a WiFi connection.

    This is technology folks and the great stuff coming out of MS!
    Back in x hours is not a option for non-english language too.

    WiFi Sense is tottaly broken (all my friends have problem with this *****). When WiFi Sense is turned ON, notifications get unstable and have a lot of random WiFi disconnections even with good WiFi signal. It's just crazy. Doesn't work at all and I have seen many complains about WiFi Sense here in WP Central too.
    05-10-2014 09:34 AM
  12. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    Totally broken is a bit of an exaggeration. No. It is an extreme exaggeration.
    05-10-2014 10:05 AM
  13. Rodrigo Mendes's Avatar
    Totally broken is a bit of an exaggeration. No. It is an extreme exaggeration.
    Maybe.

    But in my experience and also my friends, works like *********. Maybe language (PT-BR here, not US) have something to do.
    05-10-2014 11:36 AM
  14. Ebuka Allison's Avatar
    Maybe.

    But in my experience and also my friends, works like *********. Maybe language (PT-BR here, not US) have something to do.
    Is it the Wi-Fi sharing thing? I dunno tbh
    05-10-2014 12:00 PM

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