Fix Samsung S6 Edge/Galaxy Phones Wifi Turning OFF and ON Automatically

I have this Samsung S6 Edge Plus phone that I like a lot but recently I came across this issue where my phone’s wifi kept turning off and on again and again automatically without me touching or clicking anything on the screen. That looked weird to me and I tried reaching out to the Samsung support to show that video and the problem but they replied their standard suggestion to factory format the phone which I didn’t want to.

So I did some research on the issue myself and then determined the cause of the problem and also the solution. Here is what you need to know.

What’s the cause of the problem:

Well, the cause of the problem is that our phone comes with default configurations that allow the apps and the services in the phone to accurately determine the location of the phone (when needed) by checking with GPS, WiFi and mobile data. This also means they can and will enable the wifi themselves even if the wifi is turned off.

Solution to fix this problem:

  1. Go to your phone’s Location settings, easiest way to do that is to press your GPS button on the notification bar and it will open the settings.
  2. Enable the GPS if its OFF, this will enable the settings below.
  3. Go to Locating Method, click the GPS only button.
  4. This will allow the phone to consult GPS to determine your phone’s location and not the Wifi and mobile network.
  5. Now go back and press on the Improve Accuracy button.
  6. Turn off wifi scanning as well as Bluetooth scanning, so your phone wont enable the wifi on its own.

That’s it, now your phone won’t be turning On and OFF the wifi again and again and in case you feel you are not happy with the location accuracy, you can go back and undo these changes yourself.

Check this video that I created as a tutorial and easier understanding.

Let me know what do you think about it.

5 Replies to “Fix Samsung S6 Edge/Galaxy Phones Wifi Turning OFF and ON Automatically”

  1. This did not work for me. Is there another reason why WiFi connection then turns off then on again

  2. Mine was doing this in 60 second intervals. I recorded it also to show the AT&The guy when we go. I did everything you said. Plus I saw something that said to change DNS to and and while inputting the password it turns off on me. Twice in a row! Didn’t work for me. Not only at home, either. Keeps doing it at work with attwifi. Going to the store, apparently. Very easy to follow video and directions, though. You did a great job, it just must not be my issue.

  3. Sorry, sir your method didnt work for me, i have samsung GT-S7562,wifi keeps switching on n off, but there is no option like this “accuracy settings” nothing. Please help me out.thank you sir

  4. If you are unable to see Improve Accuracy button, then check out these places
    Go to Settings, turn off the Wifi and there you will see Scanning settings link below, click on that you will see Improve accuracy buttons OR Go to Settings, then go to Wifi tab, you will see Improve accuracy link there

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