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12-13-2014 01:13 AM
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  1. abhishake620's Avatar
    Has anyone got the wifi to turn on and off automatically via the favorite places as I am not able to get that to turn on my wifi ...left home went to college and came back home its been 2 hours and it did not turn it on .... I have set the favorite places in Cortana's notebook and also in built in maps..... I am a bit off on the location by about 70 to 100 meters because of GPS Issues will that matter.....
    Last edited by abhishake620; 04-16-2014 at 04:22 AM.
    04-16-2014 03:49 AM
  2. CGA111's Avatar
    No luck for me either, this just doesn't seem to work.
    04-16-2014 05:53 AM
  3. gernerttl's Avatar
    No luck for me either, this just doesn't seem to work.
    I'll give it a try tomorrow and see what happens. I've added a few places to my favorites.
    04-16-2014 11:57 PM
  4. gernerttl's Avatar
    Soooo.... I went to a Starbucks that is listed as a favorite and it didn't work. I had to manually turn it on.

    I then connected to the Wi-Fi. I thought maybe it was confused because there were four different networks. But it still didn't work even after I made the Starbucks Wi-Fi the preferred hotspot

    In fact even after manually turning it back on, I had to still manually select the Starbucks hotspot. So automatically connecting to a nearby hotspot didn't work either.
    04-17-2014 12:41 PM
  5. abhishake620's Avatar
    well we ned to wait till final build i guess ....... or it will be one of those features that is just on paper and will never actually work
    04-17-2014 12:51 PM
  6. lewisczech's Avatar
    Doesn't work here either. Cortana place triggered reminders work, this just doesn't.
    04-17-2014 01:21 PM
  7. spicypadthai's Avatar
    Is it even supposed to turn off automatically? I thought it was only auto on and you still needed to manually turn it off.
    04-17-2014 01:42 PM
  8. gernerttl's Avatar
    The turn on after a set time (i.e. 1 hour, 4 hours, etc) worked just fine though. It would be nice to turn off automatically when you are not near one of your favorites. THAT would make it much more useful.
    04-18-2014 12:37 AM
  9. abhishake620's Avatar
    If a place is set as favorite it should turn on when you are 500 meters near to it and should turn off when you move away more than 500 meters.....why 500 meters GPS will never give you pin point accuracy and hence.....
    04-18-2014 01:55 AM
  10. spicypadthai's Avatar
    Auto on for favorite places is working for me on my Icon. I tested it last night when I got home and again this morning at work. Turned on within 15 minutes of arriving at both. Can't confirm auto off, didn't think that was supported, so I'll see what happens today when I leave work.
    04-18-2014 07:11 AM
  11. abhishake620's Avatar
    If it does not auto turn off it is as good as leaving it on the entire time as once its on if you visit your favorite place in the morning everyday you only have to turn it off ...so another half baked feature.....
    04-18-2014 10:07 AM
  12. wayn1ak's Avatar
    Can anyone confirm if you need Cortana to be running in the background for this to work or is having location always on good enough for it to work?
    04-18-2014 10:33 AM
  13. abhishake620's Avatar
    Yes cortana in background is required for that ..... Got it to switch on today but yeah it wont switch off automatically so if you visit a favorite place in morning and go back to home in the evening it will remain on the entire time unless you switch off .....
    04-19-2014 02:51 AM
  14. gernerttl's Avatar
    Ok. I tried again today. I turned off my WiFi and set it to turn back on when I'm near a favorite. When we got home after lunch, I noticed that my WiFi was turned back on and connected to my WiFi network. So, I don't know what is causing issues. I suspect that my GPS locational data is not as precise as it should be. I've had similar GPS accuracy issues with both my 928 and Galaxy Note II since moving here to Hawaii. We live close to Pearl Harbor/Hickam AFB and it's possible that electromagnetic interference is causing it. Or maybe, atmospheric/solar interference as well. I'll keep playing with it.
    04-20-2014 07:58 PM
  15. abhishake620's Avatar
    Maybe we need to have wifi on at the favourite place when we get there ...it might try to connect once if it fails then it wont connect else it connects .... Because yesterday it connected, today as wifi was off and I switched it on after coming home it did not connect....
    04-21-2014 03:49 AM
  16. spicypadthai's Avatar
    Auto on is working fine for me, home and work. I don't have other favorites with wifi but for those two, the ones you set up specifically as home and work, it's been great. It doesn't auto turn off.
    04-21-2014 06:44 AM
  17. sachin hegde's Avatar
    not working in my lumia 520 either. lets wait till final build
    04-21-2014 06:50 AM
  18. gernerttl's Avatar
    OK. So it worked again today... at least as far as automatically turning on when I get home. I have a couple of theories.

    1. The phone gets confused if there are multiple WiFi networks to connect to. Especially if they are all unsecured. This is the case at one of my favorite Starbucks. Because of the population density here on Oahu, you will get several WiFi networks stepping on each other.

    Or

    2. My phone is not reading the GPS data accurately or the mapping data for Hawaii is not accurate (more likely). There have been several times when I've arrived at a destination and my phone says I have over 100 yards to go before I arrive. I've run into this with my using Google Navigation/Maps (Galaxy Note II) as well as WP8.0 (928 and Icon) and WP8.1 (Icon).

    Or

    3. A combination of both 1 and 2.

    I like that it is available, and I am hoping that MSFT addresses this in the final build.
    04-22-2014 01:20 AM
  19. gernerttl's Avatar
    Ok. So I tried again today. When I got to my favorite Starbucks my WiFi did not turn on. I opened maps and noticed that my location according to GPS was about 200ish yards from where Maps says that particular Starbucks is (note: The GPS location was correct, I recognized the building I was in). When I got home my WiFi did not turn on like it has previously. I checked Maps and noticed that my GPS location was off by over 100 yards.

    So by what I can determine with this little experiment is that my second theory is what is causing the problems (mine at least).

    The mapping data in Hawaii (Oahu) is not always accurate. We have weird addresses such as: 98-12345 Farrington Hwy. Both Maps and Here+ Drive won't recognize any numbers before the dash. Also, many places here share an address with different suites being what differentiates between the places.

    As for the GPS inaccuracies. I can only attribute that to anomalies caused by weather, solar, and or electromagnetic interference and is probably a local problem for me and not many other people.

    So my recommendation is to use the GPS location of your favorite location and NOT what Maps says is the location of your favorite.

    My two cents.
    04-22-2014 01:30 PM
  20. gernerttl's Avatar
    Ok. Another update. My WiFi didn't turn on when I got home. Upon looking at where my phone was saying I was, compared to where my favorite was set. It showed that I was about 50 to 100 yards away from my house... I was standing IN my house. So for me it's a combination of the phone not reading the GPS data accurately enough and mapping errors here in Hawaii.

    Anybody know how far from a favorite place you need to be for WiFi to turn back on?
    04-22-2014 10:26 PM
  21. abhishake620's Avatar
    Ok. Another update. My WiFi didn't turn on when I got home. Upon looking at where my phone was saying I was, compared to where my favorite was set. It showed that I was about 50 to 100 yards away from my house... I was standing IN my house. So for me it's a combination of the phone not reading the GPS data accurately enough and mapping errors here in Hawaii.

    Anybody know how far from a favorite place you need to be for WiFi to turn back on?
    i think therer is no buffer zone at all ...i was 50 meters away and it should me directions back home when i was IN home so yeah no buffer zone .hope the final build provides a buffer so it makes up gor the gps issues
    04-22-2014 11:52 PM
  22. levalencia's Avatar
    Hello all, is there any recent update on this? does it already auto turn off?

    Also silly question, what is the best place to report bugs to Microsoft regrading the windows phone? Do you maybe know if Microsoft guys take a look at these forums for feedback?
    06-05-2014 02:57 AM
  23. gernerttl's Avatar
    i think therer is no buffer zone at all ...i was 50 meters away and it should me directions back home when i was IN home so yeah no buffer zone .hope the final build provides a buffer so it makes up gor the gps issues
    Update: I posted in another thread some results. Evidently, as it currently is configured. Wi-Fi won't turn on automatically unless the favorite is set as "home" or "work." Since you can have only one favorite assigned as home and one favorite assigned as work, this is very limiting. Back to my previous experiments. I set that Starbucks as work and when I got close, about 50 feet from the store, my Wi-Fi turned on and connected to that hotspot.
    06-05-2014 10:14 PM
  24. gernerttl's Avatar
    Hello all, is there any recent update on this? does it already auto turn off?
    No

    Also silly question, what is the best place to report bugs to Microsoft regrading the windows phone? Do you maybe know if Microsoft guys take a look at these forums for feedback?
    Not a silly question. Follow this link. Feature Suggestions: Hot (54136 ideas) €“ Feature Suggestions for Windows Phone

    I think they do. But, I'm not sure.
    06-05-2014 10:16 PM
  25. omgitsnick's Avatar
    Update: I posted in another thread some results. Evidently, as it currently is configured. Wi-Fi won't turn on automatically unless the favorite is set as "home" or "work." Since you can have only one favorite assigned as home and one favorite assigned as work, this is very limiting. Back to my previous experiments. I set that Starbucks as work and when I got close, about 50 feet from the store, my Wi-Fi turned on and connected to that hotspot.
    Mine doesn't work that way. As long as the place is marked as favourite it turns on. I've been using this feature since dev release and I've no problems.
    06-05-2014 10:19 PM
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