Most people read this post because to find out how to change the Wifi settings on their Android  phone. You might be wanting to save battery or figure out how to keep wifi on when your phone screen is off / idle.

It’s very easy to change this setting and I prefer to keep wifi on when the phone is plugged into the mains power, this means your news and rss clients will synced overnight when you’re sleeping.

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How to Keep your Wifi Switched on in Android

This works on Android from early versions like 1.6 to the latest greatest.

  • From the home screen - go to System or Settings and
  • Select Wireless & Networks.
  • Then select wi-fi settings
  • Press Menu and choose Advanced.
  • Press Wi-Fi Sleep Policy and change to Never when plugged in
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Damien Saunders
An experienced management consultant and business leader interested in digital transformation, product centred design and scaled agile. If I'm not writing about living with UCTD (an autoimmune disease), I'm probably listening to music, reading a book or learning more about wine.