Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep mode on Android

Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep mode on Android

You can configure your Android smartphone to automatically disable WiFi when it goes into sleep mode. Follow the steps below to find out how.

What is the WiFi sleep policy?

Android devices allow their users to choose whether the Wi-Fi connection of the device stays enabled or not during sleep mode. Turning it off can be helpful to save some battery but it's not always optimal for the users. 

How to configure the Wi-Fi sleep policy on your Android?

  • Go to Settings > WiFi.
  • Tap on the Menu key > Advanced.
  • Tap on Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep and select Never.
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How to configure the Wi-Fi sleep policy on newer Android versions?

  • Tap the Menu key.
  • Go to Settings.
  • Select WLAN.
  • Choose the gear icon from the upper right-hand corner.
  • Select Keep WLAN on during sleep. Configure according to your preferences.
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