By default enable Wi-Fi scanning and Bluetooth scanning on android Oreo 8.0 devices. This android Oreo 8.1 Wi-Fi scanning feature is improve location by allowing system apps and services to detect Wi-Fi network at any time in your device. You’ll turn on/turn off Wi-Fi scanning on android Oreo using security & location settings.
Wi-Fi scanning is automatically join only saved available networks, not any high quality Wi-Fi connection. Several users reported, this disable Wi-Fi scanning will improve battery life in android Oreo 8.1 devices. Follow below given step by step guide to turn off Wi-Fi scanning on android Oreo devices.
How to turn on/turn off Wi-Fi scanning on android Oreo 8.1/8.0
Step 1: Go to settings in your android Oreo devices
Step 2: Tap security & location
Step 3: Tap Location under privacy section
Step 4: Tap Scanning
Here you’ll see Wi-Fi scanning and Bluetooth scanning options. By default both enabled in your Oreo devices.
Step 5: Turn off toggle button of Wi-Fi scanning
Now you’re device not automatically connect with saved Wi-Fi network in your Oreo devices. Also extend battery life in android 8.1 Oreo devices.
You can also turn on Wi-Fi automatically for Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Google Pixel and other latest Oreo devices using below settings.
Enable android Oreo’s Turn on Wi-Fi automatically
Step 1: Go to settings in your android 8.1 devices
Step 2: Tap Network & Internet
Here you’ll see several options including Wi-Fi, Mobile network, Data usage, Hotspot & tethering, VPN and Aeroplane mode.
Step 3: Tap Wi-Fi
Step 4: Tap Wi-Fi preference
Step 5: Turn on toggle button Turn on Wi-Fi automatically
Now in your android 8.1 Oreo devices, saved high quality Wi-Fi networks will automatically turn on in your device.
And that’s it. Are you using the Wi-Fi scanning feature on your android 8.1 Oreo? We hope this makes it clear how to turn off Wi-Fi scanning on android Oreo 8.1 devices. If you have any kind of trouble, tell us in below comment box.