Android O Automatically Turns Wi-Fi On When Close To Saved Networks

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Apr 5, 2017
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Android O has been the talk of the tech town ever since Google released its preview. Day after day we are getting to know more about the new features that are integrated into this version of Android. The latest version that has caught the attention is Android O’s ability to automatically turn on Wi-Fi and connect to the saved Wi-Fi connection whenever you are near it. The feature was first spotted by AndroidPolice.

The feature is not in the working state yet, but it is there in the settings menu, which means that it will soon be made active by Google. It is present in the Wi-Fi preferences menu under “turn Wi-Fi back on,” and when you enable it, you are giving your device permission to switch on the Wi-Fi automatically whenever you are close to a saved connection. Sadly, this feature is still listed in gray color but we hope Google will soon make it active in the next developer preview.

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We think that this feature would be pretty helpful for the users who constantly switch between Wi-Fi and data connection. Many times, users forget to turn Wi-Fi on when they reach home and keep browsing on cellular data. A function like this seems pretty nifty when you think of all the times when you forgot to turn on the Wi-Fi on your device.

Google recently released a video explaining all the new features that it has integrated into Android O. In the video, the main features of the developer preview are highlighted such as improved performance, notifications, and privacy, and more. Along the line, Android O brings a bunch of other upgrades as well, such as Picture In Picture (PiP), Keyboard Navigation, Adaptive icons, Multi-Display Support, Background Limits, Wide-Gamut Color for Apps, Enhanced Connectivity and Audio, and AAudio API for Pro Audio.

In addition, Android O also boasts the changed look for persistent notifications. It has made them less annoying. Also, privacy control has been improved, which offers more control to the user including the power to decide what accounts should be visible to other apps.

Android 8.0 seems like a worthy upgrade when it comes to small functions like automatic Wi-Fi switcher and others. More functions are expected to be unleashed in the subsequent developer preview. Stay tuned with us for more information on Android O.

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