Wi-Fi Sense feature for Windows Phone 8.1 appears on video

Wi-Fi Sense feature for Windows Phone 8.1 appears on video
You might recall that last month we showed you some images discovered of some of the Wi-Fi settings on Windows Phone 8.1. These images revealed that the Wi-Fi settings will include a feature that can turn connectivity back on based on a timer that can be set for 1 hour, 4 hours or 1 day. The user can also manually turn on Wi-Fi. The feature, called Wi-Fi Sense, will require that you opt in to Location services.

This morning, we now have more than a static image of Wi-Fi Sense. The clip is all of 34 seconds long and shows the same options that we discussed back in February. Wi-Fi Sense will come in handy when you know that you're going to be away from a Wi-Fi signal for a known time period. And as we noted in the previous story, if you need to turn off Wi-Fi for longer than 4 hours (for example, when you're at work), Cortana can handle that request with settings changes based on whether you're at home or work.

To check out Wi-Fi Sense inaction, click on the video below.



source: UnleashThePhones via WPCentral

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17 Comments

1. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Oh that Flipping transition.

7. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

responsiveness feels faster in this one...

2. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

WP8.1 can't come soon enough.... ..................... Now that MS has it's OS in check.. They need to get their marketing skills in check..

3. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Many apps try to accomplish this in different ways, none get everything right, much like WP 8.1 apparently. There are so many things that I believe apps could do better that I should develop my apps. I just need to figure out how to profit from making them available in the app store. I loath ads, but I'd like that more people with similar needs would benefit too. I wouldn't favor releasing them as paid apps, but one way that I myself like to support software that is useful to me is shareware. Perhaps fully-featured apps that the users could enjoy and contribute to a poor developer if they like them, but they seem to be sight-unseen in app stores, curiously enough. Too many off-topic musings, but thoughts would be welcome.

4. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Yes.. Microsoft isn't always first, but they get it right, more than they get it wrong, once they are finally ready... And, that's worth more than being early, or first, everytime....

5. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Neh, I'll rely on manually turning it on and off. There's something about automation that turns me off

6. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

True, true...

8. Glim12808

Posts: 394; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

and you obviously made a comment without having watched the video because for people like you, Wi-Fi sense has a manual option.

9. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

Maybe I should have rephrased it to "I'd set it to manual"

11. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Lol!!!

15. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

I use WiFi Power Saver (v. bit.ly/MZ72SX). It shuts WiFi off after a certain period of time searching unsuccessfully for a network to connect to. It works great for me when leaving home to work, even if I need to turn WiFi back on again when arriving at home. It's a convenient way to do something that helps extending the battery charge.

16. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

I've tried something like that too, but my paranoid self forces me to do it manually

10. Aplusk

Posts: 120; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

bring 'wifi direct' to transfer large files with other wifi direct devices, samsung phone and tabs has it.

12. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Great idea!

14. Aplusk

Posts: 120; Member since: Nov 10, 2013

yes, these kind of features will make wp8.1 more exiciting. I have samsung tab 3, i have installed speedtest, swaps, tubemate, button, sim info, bluevpn, CPU-Z, clean master, iCricket, PdaNet+, ADM, Malwarebytes, Temp+CPU V2 etc. I want to see all these kind of apps happening on windows phone with nokia.

13. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Go to WindowPhoneUserVoice.com and make a suggestion..

17. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

Small tid bits that are going to make for a great update.

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