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mrpound
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A1 Wi-Fi sleep policy will not hold

Wi-Fi is consuming around 45% of my battery, even though the my A1 is mostly sleeping. I've tried setting my "Wi-Fi sleep policy" to "When screen turns off" however, the Wi-Fi does not switch off while sleeping (I can send myself emails and hear the notification tone), and when I wake it up and check the settings, the "Wi-Fi sleep policy" has returned to "Never".

 

Does anyone know a fix for this?

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Re: A1 Wi-Fi sleep policy will not hold

Hi there,

I don't have a A1, but could there be a save button around that your not seeing?

Check if the menu button shows save.
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mrpound
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Re: A1 Wi-Fi sleep policy will not hold

 

Hi MrPeter1985-

There isn't a save button. The setting holds while the tablet remains on, so if I set it to "When screen turns off", exit the settings screen, open some other apps, then go back into "Wi-Fi sleep policy" it still says "When screen turns off". But as soon as I turn the screen off and back on again, the setting has reverted to "Never" - very frustrating!

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Re: A1 Wi-Fi sleep policy will not hold

Do you have the latest update?
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Re: A1 Wi-Fi sleep policy will not hold


mrpound wrote:

Wi-Fi is consuming around 45% of my battery, even though the my A1 is mostly sleeping. I've tried setting my "Wi-Fi sleep policy" to "When screen turns off" however, the Wi-Fi does not switch off while sleeping (I can send myself emails and hear the notification tone), and when I wake it up and check the settings, the "Wi-Fi sleep policy" has returned to "Never".

 

Does anyone know a fix for this?


Turn on Airplane mode, then turn Wi-Fi on. You will then be able to control the status of Wi-Fi. Put the power widget on the main page and you have an easy way to control Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Sync, and display brightness.

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mrpound
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Re: A1 Wi-Fi sleep policy will not hold

System is currently up to date.

 

Model number

A1_07

 

Android version

2.3.4

 

Kernel version

2.6.35.7

njcl1@ubuntu #0

 

Build number

A107w0_A234_001_015_2643_ROW

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mrpound
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Re: A1 Wi-Fi sleep policy will not hold

Hi smalcom,

Airplane mode is already on. Unfortunately I have an issue with the power contol widget (opened in separate topic https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Slate-Tablets/A1-unable-to-add-power-control-widget/td-p/717621 ). However, I would like the Wi-Fi to be turned off automatically and not rely on myself to remember.

 

When I put my tablet down, I don't always know when I will pick it up next; might be in two minutes time,or might be the next day! It's much easier if the tablet handles the wireless connection for me in much the same way as the screen is turned off after a period of inactivity.

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smalcom
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Re: A1 Wi-Fi sleep policy will not hold


mrpound wrote:

Hi smalcom,

Airplane mode is already on. Unfortunately I have an issue with the power contol widget (opened in separate topic https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/IdeaPad-Slate-Tablets/A1-unable-to-add-power-control-widget/td-p/717621 ). However, I would like the Wi-Fi to be turned off automatically and not rely on myself to remember.

 

When I put my tablet down, I don't always know when I will pick it up next; might be in two minutes time,or might be the next day! It's much easier if the tablet handles the wireless connection for me in much the same way as the screen is turned off after a period of inactivity.


Know what you mean. I put the tablet in sleep mode, and then forget to turn on Wi-Fi so I get error messages about no internet connection. It's getting better, but like you I would love to have it automatic. I have found, however, that battery drain is significantly reduced in airplane mode, so it is a decent workaround until they (hopefully) fix the automatic issue.

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