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Prevent motox from auto-connecting to wifi hotspot

2015-07-10, 20:48 PM

My phone keeps auto-connecting to wifi hotspots which is irritating.  I don't want to have to keep turning my wifi on and off just so that I can use the internet while moving around.  I especially don't want to be doing that because I sometimes forget to turn wifi back on and then I accidentally use a lot of data when I think I am connected to my home wifi network.



But when I am out and about, the stupid thing keeps auto-connecting to xfinity hotspots (which I have no password or permissions to use) and suddenly I no longer get my email and I cannot surf the web until I manually turn off wifi.



I have looked under the advanced settings in wifi but can't find the "stop being stupid" button. :)



Can anyone help me?

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Re: Prevent motox from auto-connecting to wifi hotspot

2015-07-11, 11:53 AM

Go to wifi settings, saved networks, tap on xfinity and tap forget.

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Re: Prevent motox from auto-connecting to wifi hotspot

2015-07-11, 11:53 AM

Go to wifi settings, saved networks, tap on xfinity and tap forget.

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Re: Prevent motox from auto-connecting to wifi hotspot

2015-07-13, 19:56 PM

That worked!  Thanks.



Any ideas how to prevent my phone from connecting to another hotspot somewhere else?  Or is it always going to be the same rear-guard action where I have to manually tell it each time, "No, I don't want to connect to this hotspot either."

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Re: Prevent motox from auto-connecting to wifi hotspot

2015-07-13, 21:18 PM

Go into the Wifi setting then tap Menu>Advanced Wi-Fi. Turn Network nofication off and deselect Wi-Fi notifications. That should keep you from being notified when there is a Wi-Fi network is around. Hope this helps.

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Re: Prevent motox from auto-connecting to wifi hotspot

2015-07-13, 22:35 PM

If you connect to a wifi network, then when you are within range it will reconnect. So, if you never want to connect to it again, then you have to forget it.



I don't have Verizon, but on ATT phones under wifi-advanced is a setting at the very bottom for "auto connect to ATT wifi hotspots" - so maybe verizon has something similar. 


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