Android 7.1.2 drops WiFi connection. Wi-Fi verbose log says:

(network_selection_permamently_disabled) network_selection_disabled_by_wifi_manager

screenshot of network manager with extended info on wifi signals


I found out, the following WiFi Manager App was the reason:

Wi-Fi Privacy Police (Prevent leaking sensitive data on WiFi)

The problem disappears whenever I disable this app. Here is how to disable it:

(System) Settings / Memory / Apps started on boot / Wi-Fi Privacy Police / Start at boot: DISABLED

So you disabled the App's bootup autostart. Now reboot Android. After you have Android rebooted, check again Android's Wi-Fi settings: The error message NETWORK SELECTION DISABLED BY WIFI MANAGER should have disappeared.

Wi-Fi Privacy Police was actually a useful app for long time, till I noticed the unfortunate repeated interrupted WiFi connection. Below you have a screenshot of that app's functionality:

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    I add a similar problem on LineageOS 16.0 (Android 9). I had to go to Settings / Memory / Apps started on boot / Work profile setup / Start at boot: DISABLED – nebi Jun 13 '19 at 8:38

You have no idea how much this helped me, I was stuck without being able to use the internet with my phone for months. Tried everything - factory resetting multiple times, messing around with different settings.. all except turning on airplane mode. Cheers!

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  • That's why we love stackexchange ;) – gloschtla Sep 10 at 5:02

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