Deactivating the WLAN function can significantly extend the battery life of notebooks. In addition, switching off the network is also mandatory in some environments, such as on an airplane. In Windows you can set that the wireless network is automatically reactivated after a certain period of time. That’s how it’s done.
Activate WLAN on notebook and smartphone time-controlled
In the “Settings” go to “Network and Internet” and open the “WLAN” page. Switch off the WLAN at the top under “WiFi” and select in the drop-down menu below which period of time Windows should reactivate the network. Alternatively, you can double-click on the network symbol in the system tray and make the setting there.
You can set Windows 10 to automatically activate WiFi after a certain period of time. This is also possible with Android smartphones.
With an Android device, you will find a corresponding option in the settings under “Network & Internet -› WLAN – ›WLAN settings”. If you switch on “Enable WLAN automatically”, the radio module in the smartphone will always be switched on again if you are near an access point to which the mobile phone has been connected frequently – for example, when you come home.
Under Android, you can control the time-controlled switching on and off with an app such as Wifi Automatic.
If you want to switch the WLAN in the Android phone on or off time-controlled or for certain activities, you need a suitable app such as “WiFi Automatic” or “WiFi auto connect”. There you can then set a specific time at which the WLAN should be deactivated, or an event – for example when you charge your smartphone.
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