AVG WiFi Assistant Automatically Turns Your Wifi On and Off
Article by George Norman
On 18 Feb 2014
Extend your Android’s battery life by letting AVG WiFi Assistant automatically manage the device’s WiFi connection.

This free app automatically turns your WiFi on and off. It also blocks WiFi tracking used in shops.


The problem with smartphones is that they quickly run out of battery. That is why we must employ all sorts of tricks to use less power and extend the phone’s battery life. Turning the WiFi on and off as needed is one of these battery saving tricks. This is something that you can do manually – but what if you forget or what if you don’t want the hassle of doing it manually?

In this case, there are apps out there that can perform this task automatically. AVG WiFi Assistant is just such an app. This app runs in the background and actively learns cell towers near the WiFi hotspots you connect to. Based on this cell tower info, the app knows when to turn the WiFi connection on or off. The app will automatically enable and disable your Android’s WiFi connection, thus saving battery power.

There is one other thing that AVG WiFi Assistant does: it protects your privacy. And more to the point, it protects you from being tracked by retailers via WiFi.

Please note that the AVG WiFi Assistant does not need GPS to work. So if you’re worried that using GPS will drain your device’s battery, you need not be. The app doesn’t need GPS.
You must also note that AVG WiFi Assistant does not need to enable the connection scanner to see if WiFi is available. As previously mentioned, the app uses cell tower location to enable/disable the WiFi connection. It won’t waste battery on enabling the scanner to determine if a WiFi connection is available.

AVG WiFi Assistant is available for free on Google’s Play Store.

As a little side note, this reminds me of AutoLifeSaver, an app that automatically manages WiFi and Bluetooth, an app that promises up to 30% longer battery life.

Tags: AVG Technologies, AVG WiFi Assistant, Google, Android, Play Store, app, WiFi
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