Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for enthusiasts and power users of the Android operating system. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

When I am downloading large files I need to stop my phone from sleeping , how do I keep my wi-fi on when the phone is in sleep mode.

share|improve this question
up vote 16 down vote accepted

Go to: Settings > Wireless & networks > Wi-Fi settings.

Hit your Menu button and select Advanced. You should now see an option for changing the Wi-Fi sleep policy.

share|improve this answer

For Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and later upto Android 5.x (Lollipop)


Settings > Wifi > Advanced (from options menu) > Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep > Always

For previous versions of Android(i.e. 2.x) please consider Rohan Singh's answer.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.