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I use my hotspot on the go, then forget to switch to Wifi when I reach my home or office. Is there an app that times-out the hotspot -- and cellular data in general -- and switches to Wifi? It coudl do this after a certain amount of time or when it detects one of a known list of Wifi SSIDs.

Nexus 4 Android 5.0.1

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  • Device, Android info?. In my devices, both Stock and CM ROMs, my hotspot automatically gets switch-off after some minutes. In older 4.x versions of Android, there was a time-out option. Kitkat and subsequent versions don't have options to tweak and use some default time-out.
    – Firelord
    Apr 30 '15 at 5:36
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    You can also achieve your task using Tasker. Though I'm not sure whether this can work out without root. There are some apps available on Play Store and someone actually answered it on AE, I just can't find that answer. I'll ping here if I get to know that answer again.
    – Firelord
    Apr 30 '15 at 5:37
  • Nexus 4, Android 5.0.1
    – Joshua Fox
    Apr 30 '15 at 9:39
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Apps are incapable of switching moblie networks on/off as this uses up minutes. To bypass this you require a root. However I believe apps can detect if wifi is in range. So when you get near wifi you can have an app notify you. Although I don't think there is a specific app that will check if wifi is in range. I recommended requesting an app like this somewhere.

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  • Thanks, this looks like an opportunity for someone. It would have to detect specific Wifi SSIDs, since there are too many Wifi spots, including unsecured ones, that are low-quality or require login.
    – Joshua Fox
    May 1 '15 at 10:06

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