Sometime after latest official update to Android 4.0 phone began to switch Wi-Fi on by itself when being in sleep mode (or maybe at other times).

Reproduction: turn off the Wi-Fi, leave it in a Wi-Fi enabled area (there are open networks, but no which I would like to use), and next time I look at phone it shows this notification "There are open networks" and has the Wi-Fi enabled.

The reason I'd like to disable this behavior is phone likes to connect to some saved public Wi-Fi's when I'm on the move and browsing via 3G, thus disrupting the loading of pages. So I usually turn Wi-Fi on and off manually.

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I don't have a Incredible S but the steps should be similar:

Go to Settings->Wifi->Overflow Menu Button->Advanced->Keep Wifi on during sleep->Never.
  • It's strange. I'd like it would be off in sleep if it was off and on in sleep if it was on. How do I do that? Commented Nov 15, 2012 at 19:05
  • @Constantius You probably want "Never" then. I've updated the answer to reflect. Commented Nov 15, 2012 at 20:52
  • Unfortunately, it makes Wi-Fi switch off in sleep independently of it's state before sleeping. Commented Nov 18, 2012 at 16:05

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