If my phone's WiFI is off, can it be turned in without me doing anything?

EDIT: Using Stock Samsung Android on a Samsung Galaxy Tab E.

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    An app with permission "android.permission.CHANGE_WIFI_STATE" can toggle the Wi-Fi. If there is an app with root access, it can also do so without requiring that permission.
    – Firelord
    Commented Nov 22, 2017 at 16:18

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No. Without you do anything there's no way to do it.

  • Ever heard about phone profiles? Come built-in on some devices/ROMs. So your answer might be a bit too generic :)
    – Izzy
    Commented Nov 22, 2017 at 7:51
  • @Izzy, generally though without something else installed his answer remains truue right?
    – Nate D
    Commented Nov 22, 2017 at 11:45
  • @NateD On several phones, there's a profile manager pre-installed. I know that for sure if a device comes with CyanogenOS (as my Wileyfox Swift), and vaguely remember it from some Huawei devices – so there're probably more where no additional install is required (which is why I asked you to add your device and Android version – Samsung is a manufacturer, not a device ;). But sure, "without me doing anything" won't work, those profiles must at least be activated ;)
    – Izzy
    Commented Nov 22, 2017 at 13:00

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