Proximity Wifi Help
Proximity Wifi toggles your wifi radio on or off based on your proximity to access points you have connected to.
This allows you to save battery when your not near any of the wifi access points you use.
It also allows you to save data usage on your phone by ensuring wifi is on when you are near an access point you have used before.
- 2.3 Fixed FC on some devices
Added option to not show toast messages when changes are detected
- 2.2 Removed focus from ip field to stop keyboard from poping up on some devices.
- 2.1 Better battery life.
Changed some defaults for new users.
- 2.0 fixed force close issue
- 1.9 Added check for not turning on wifi if screen is off. Can save battery on some phones.
- 1.8 Fixed out of memory error.
Reduced number of pings to check wifi if enabled.
Handles bad cel signal better
- 1.7 Now detects tower changes more quickly.
Wont turn off wifi if its actively connected.
Added option to check for bad wifi connections and re-establish with AP
- 1.6 Fixed bug with tower detection.
Removed audio support.
If you liked this try Proximity Audio
- 1.5 Updated registration checks.
- 1.4 Added more checks before adding Cell Towers to AP list.
- 1.3 Added long press option on AP that lets you specify if you would like your volume toggled (beta! please report bugs).
- 1.2 Added ability to ignore specific Cell Towers
- 1.1 Added toggle for notifications.
- 1.0 First Release.
Enable the Proximity Wifi service.
Once its running connect to your wifi.
Click the Check Wifi button.
You will see a message stating a new wifi has been saved.
If an automatic check happens while you are connected to a wifi it will be added as well.
You can view a list of saved wifi's by selecting AP List under the menu.
You can long press on a wifi entry to delete or toggle if it should be used.
If an entry is red it has been disabled and will not be used for wifi toggle.
HOW IT WORKS
The service uses Cell Tower ID's to determine if you are near any of your saved wifi locations.
Because an area can be serviced by more than one Cell Tower, several ID's could be used / listed on the AP List page.
If your wifi area has more than one Cell Tower in it you may need to manually turn on your Wifi and click the Check Wifi button so the new tower location can be learned.
The area serviced by a tower can be quite large. Just because you are in the area of a tower does not mean are are close enough for your wifi to connect.
If the "Disable wifi if not connected" option is enabled, the service will check 3 times for a connected wifi before disabling wifi to save power.
Some locations may be serviced by allot of towers which may make this app not very good at determining your location.
This is not a bug. This app depending on your location will work better for some people than others.
Toggles whether or not the service is active
Start at boot
Starts the service at boot.
Allow service to enable your wifi
Allow service to disable your wifi.
Disable wifi if not connected
If you are in the area of your wifi and your wifi is enabled but not connected, your wifi will be turned off after 3 checks.
Toggles status updates that are shown in the notification area.
Toggles status updates that are shown vis toast messages at bottom of screen.
Check Wifi Connectivity
Toggles the pinging of the specified Ping IP to check if wifi connection is valid.
If this is enabled and the ping fails, an attempt to reassociate with the current wifi is made.
Forces checking / adding of currently connected wifi.
How often the service checks for wifi proximity. The 1 Minute default works fine in most cases.
Ignore Current Tower
This adds the currently displayed Cell Tower to the ignore list.
This is a list of all currently ignored Cell Towers.
Permissions that are used
Used for registration and to get current Cell Tower
Required to get current Cell Tower
Used to check state of your wifi
Used to toggle your wifi
Used for starting at boot
Used for Ad's
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Your registration email will be sent to you within 24 hours.
The registration file is only valid for the device with the number specified.
Simply copy the attached file to the root of your sdcard and your done!