Recently, we received a message through The Droid Guy Mailbag about the Samsung Galaxy S3 WiFi auto connect problem. In the email sent to us by one user, she told us that she leaves her WiFi off whenever she leaves home. However, it mysteriously turns on when a hotspot is detected.
Possible Solutions to the Galaxy S3 WiFi Auto Connect Issue
Aside from the fact that this can be very irritating, having the Galaxy S3 WiFi on auto connect can cause a quick drain battery too. So, here are the possible solutions to this particular problem:
1. Restart Phone
Restarting your Galaxy S3 provides a quick way to solve minor glitches in the system. However, this is not a guarantee that the problem will not happen again.
2. Apply the Solutions Featured in Our Previous Article
If the simple restart failed to do the trick, check out our previous article here about the same problem experienced by Galaxy Note 2 owners. The solutions here might work for you.
3. Check the Galaxy S3 for Malware
In addition to the possible solutions discussed in the Galaxy Note 2 article, you should also install a reliable anti-virus or anti-spy software in your phone. Then, use it to scan your device thoroughly to ensure that it is clear from viruses or malware that have the tendency to auto connect to the Internet whenever a WiFi connection is available.
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I hope that the information provided here somehow helped. For more questions about Galaxy S3 problems, email us at [email protected]. Just be detailed as much as possible in your questions so we can effectively pinpoint your problem and help you find the right solution for it.
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