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If the handover is seamless and instant that does sound like a good idea indeed! Wonder how that would work when a call was coming in tho?

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LOL, another app I was looking for when using WinMo.... Thanks again. Please keep us up to date. I like your picks.

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Hi there,

I've installed this app on my HTC Desire as it sounded really good, however, I found that it's not able to enable or disable the wifi whilst the phone is in "standby" ie locked with display off (in pocket).

I set it up at work (with wifi), and then wandered out for lunch. 15 minutes into my journey (a good way from the office), I popped the phone out of my pocket and unlocked it and wifi was still enabled. I then went into the system settings->wireless & networks and as I did this, the tick disappeared from wifi and the wifi was turned off. I put the phone back in my pocket and headed back to work. Put the phone on my desk and left it 10 minutes. When I unlocked it, wifi was disabled, until I then went into the settings, where it woke up again.

I thought this was a fault of the app, so I installed wapdroid which is essentially the same thing, however that exhibits identical behaviour.
I've tried it all over the place this weekend and it only ever toggles the wifi when the phone is unlocked and never whilst it's in standby.

Any ideas why this would be?

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Hi there,

I've installed this app on my HTC Desire as it sounded really good, however, I found that it's not able to enable or disable the wifi whilst the phone is in "standby" ie locked with display off (in pocket).

I set it up at work (with wifi), and then wandered out for lunch. 15 minutes into my journey (a good way from the office), I popped the phone out of my pocket and unlocked it and wifi was still enabled. I then went into the system settings->wireless & networks and as I did this, the tick disappeared from wifi and the wifi was turned off. I put the phone back in my pocket and headed back to work. Put the phone on my desk and left it 10 minutes. When I unlocked it, wifi was disabled, until I then went into the settings, where it woke up again.

I thought this was a fault of the app, so I installed wapdroid which is essentially the same thing, however that exhibits identical behaviour.
I've tried it all over the place this weekend and it only ever toggles the wifi when the phone is unlocked and never whilst it's in standby.

Any ideas why this would be?

Simon



Even more problematic for me is that it disregards any manual toggling of wifi.

If you disable wifi manually, Y5 will just immediately re-enable it (assuming you're in range of a hotspot it knows).

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and does anyone know about an app which turns 3g to less battery hungry 2g when the screen is off? i kinda like the push features of the phone, so juicedefender is not the perfect app, cause it switches net access totally but this 3g/2g thing seems to be a good compromise.


exactly what I am looking for

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I tried Y5 but found it didn't really seem to help (possibly the issue of not disabling wifi while in standby ... perhaps it assumes you're already have the disable wifi while screen is off option set). Also tried JuiceDefender (free version) as that too seemed to have useful features. But with both of these found that an almost fully charged battery would get emptied overnight - n.b. this used much more battery than would have been the case if I'd simply left wifi enabled overnight without Juicedefender running. However, one useful sideeffect is that I'm now using JuicePlotter to track battery useage which is helpful.

What I think would (for my usage) be most useful would be something that would work with the "disable wifi when screen off" option but would delay the wifi disabling while any data transfers were active. That way the 3G connection is also enabled so can handle the normal sync operations but for any large transfers (e.g. I used google listen and spotify which both download audio files over wifi) can be started when wifi is enabled and will continue until complete even if screen turns off. Anyone know if an app like this exists?

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While it doesn't do what I outlined in the previous post I've found something that helps me ... "In-App Wifi Toggle" - this allows a long press on the green Pulse button to toggle the wifi state - this way I can keep wifi off until I need it then can toggle it on without having to leave the current app ... then similarily can toggle it off again if no longer needed.

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