mic_888 · Jun 29, 2010 at 09:00 am

Keep your Wi-Fi Connection on Device Sleep

If you get frustrated trying to keep your screen on in order to keep your Wi-Fi connection alive, you can finally relax as XDA forum member shantzg001 has developed an app for that.

Wi-Fi Keep Alive lets you control whether Wi-Fi is disconnected or not whenever the screen turns off by setting your desired Wi-Fi sleep policy.

  • Default – this means that wi-fi will turn off whenever the screen goes off.
  • Wi-Fi On on sleep if plugged – this means that if your phone is plugged into a USD slot or wall charger, then wi-fi will not turn off even when the screen goes off.
  • Wi-Fi Never goes off – this means that your wi-fi will no shut down whenever the screen turns off, even if you are not plugged into USB/charger.

What’s more, shantzg001 has also coded an accompanying widget for the app, so rather than launching the app each time, you can toggle through the three settings on your home screen.

  • Dark Widget icon – Default setting
  • Purple Widget icon – Wi-Fi On on sleep if plugged
  • Green Widget icon – Wi-Fi Never goes off

Wi-Fi Keep Alive is available to download for free in the Market.

For more information, check out the application thread.


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mic_888 is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. I've been around XDA since 2007 when I bought the HTC Touch, well things have moved on a lot since then, and I've tried my hand at developing for WM and Android (still learning), but wanted to contribute more by becoming a News Writer for XDA. I write mainly Android articles, and some Windows Mobile. We're always sifting through the masses of threads for front page news, but do let me or the other guys know if you think anything is newsworthy including any breaking news! View mic_888's posts and articles here.
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