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How to turn off Wi-Fi scanning on android Oreo

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.


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Step 1: Go to settings in your android Oreo devices

Step 2: Tap security & location

Tap location under security & location settings in Oreo

Step 3: Tap Location under privacy section

Android Oreo WiFi scanning settings

Step 4: Tap Scanning

Turn off Wi-Fi scanning on android Oreo 8.1

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

Enable Wi-Fi automatically on android Oreo 8.1

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.

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