egzthunder1 · Mar 10, 2012 at 09:00 pm

Let Your Wifi Know When You Need It With Wifi Timer

As most of you know, WiFi on most Android devices is the preferred method for connectivity for a slew of reasons: it is faster, more secure, and best of all, it uses less battery due to this being more efficient when it comes to power management. However, unless you live in a city fully covered with a WiFi signal, it is unlikely that you will want to have your device looking for a network when you know you don’t have one around. This is simply a waste of your battery. How would you like to  solve that without manually having to activate and deactivate your WiFi?

XDA Forum Member zeigerapps came up with a new app called Wifi Timer, which controls at which times WiFi will be on and off. As its name suggests, the app automatically does this for you, assuming that you have a schedule, of course. So, assuming that you have a 45 minute commute to work or school and that you will be on the road for that length of time from a certain starting time, you can easily schedule this block of time to have the WiFi shut down, and make it automatically go back up when the block of time has passed.

The app is in initial stages, but the dev would certainly appreciate any and all feedback to improve it and make it better.

Wifi Timer is a free to use android app, that ensures that the Wifi on your device starts and stops automatically, whenever you want it to.

You can find more information in the original thread.

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