Modify Wi-Fi preferences:
1. When your Android phone comes within range of a saved Wi-Fi network, it can connect to it without being told. This works by default. However, if you do not want this, then you can change the Wi-Fi preference on your phone by following the steps given below.
1. Open the Settings app on your phone and navigate to Connections. Then tap on Wi-Fi.
2. Tap on the three dot icon in the top right and select Intelligent Wi-Fi.
3. Toggle the switch next to Automatically turn Wi-Fi on/off.
If your phone is running on Android 11 or higher, you can prevent it from automatically connecting to specific Wi-Fi networks. To do so, tap Automatically turn Wi-Fi on/off and use the toggle to set your preference.
Prevent Android devices from automatically connecting to Wi-Fi networks
2. Disable Adaptive Connectivity
Turning on Adaptive Connectivity on your Pixel phone allows it to switch between mobile data and Wi-Fi depending on what you’re doing. Although this improves the battery life of your phone, but it can bother you. Although it can be fixed.
1. Open the Settings app on your phone.
2. Go to Network & Internet > Adaptive Connectivity. Then turn off the switch next to Adaptive connectivity.
3. Disable Wi-Fi Calling
Wi-Fi Calling is a must-have feature that allows you to make calls and receive texts even when your phone can’t get a cell signal. If you have enabled this feature on your phone, then this could be the reason for Wi-Fi turning on automatically.
To turn off Wi-Fi calling on your Android device, open the Settings app and tap on Connections. Then, toggle the switch next to Wi-Fi calling.
4. Disable Wi-Fi Scanning to Improve Location Accuracy
In addition to GPS, your Android phone uses nearby Wi-Fi networks and Bluetooth devices to determine your current location with pinpoint accuracy. This may also cause apps and services to turn on Wi-Fi on your phone. Here’s how you can stop it.
1. Open the Settings app on your phone and scroll down to tap on Location.
2. Tap Location Services and toggle the switch next to Wi-Fi Scanning off.
5. Prevent Apps from Controlling Wi-Fi
Apps that are allowed to override your phone’s system settings can turn Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, location, and other services on or off without informing you. It is possible that one of these apps is automatically turning on your phone’s Wi-Fi multiple times. If you don’t want that, here’s how you can prevent apps from controlling Wi-Fi settings on your Android device.
1. Open the Settings app on your phone and go to Apps.
2. Tap on the three-dot icon in the top right and select Special access.
3. Go to Wi-Fi Control to see a list of apps that can control Wi-Fi on your phone. To prevent turning Wi-Fi on or off, toggle the switch on the side of the app.
How to stop apps from controlling Wi-Fi on Android
6. Reset Network Settings
If none of these tricks work and you can’t figure out why Wi-Fi is turning on automatically, the only solution is to reset the phone’s network settings. This will restore all network configurations on your phone to their default settings and permanently fix the problem.
To reset network settings on your Android:
1. Open the Settings app and go to General Management.
2. Scroll down to tap on Reset. Then select Network Settings Reset.
3. Press the reset setting button and follow the on-screen instructions to get the processor back to normal.
reset network settings menu on android
Once you have followed all these steps your phone should not automatically connect to the Wi-Fi network