Better WiFi On/Off is a neat app for Android users. Many people complain of battery drainage on their smartphones. You’ve probably noticed that WiFi is something that contributes pretty majorly to this battery drainage. To prevent this and to manage WiFi and the resulting drainage on your Android smartphone, XDA Recognized developer Chamonix has designed this app focused solely on improving the situation by giving you greater control of WiFi. Therefore, you can have both the functionality and great user experience but without having to compromise on your phone’s battery life.
The app allows you to control various things. You can define when you want the WiFi on, when you want it to stay on and when you want it to go off. Here are the various options you will have:
Wifi on when:
- Screen is turned on / screen is unlocked
- When plugged to A/C
Wifi stays on when:
- A connection could be established within a given timespan (if not it is turned off again)
Wifi goes off when:
- Screen goes off (with a delay)
- Phone is unplugged from A/C
It should be evident now why this app could be so useful. You can just lock the screen and the WiFi will automatically turn off, given you have chosen that preference. However, you could make the mistake of forgetting this while you have something on download in which case the download may proceed on your data plan and cost you. So like with anything, you will have to keep a few things in mind.
Currently, the app is in beta and free of cost but a paid version is expected soon. The dev is open to suggestions for the final version and also plans on adding location and time based rules to further improve the app and to give more control to the user. If this sounds great to you, download the app from the original link given below and give it a whirl!