One of the main things that we’re concerned about our phones is the battery time and how easily it drains. Especially, when connected to a WiFi, it consumes a lot of battery. Also, even if you’re not connected to a network, the system attempts to look for a network to connect to.
If you’re using an Android based phone, we’ve got just the app for you. Wireless Manager is a nifty application for Android that attempts to minimize the battery consumption but turning off the WiFi whenever it’s out of range. How it works is, when you disconnect your phone’s WiFi and move out of range, after a given amount of time, which is configurable, it turns off the hardware.
When you’re in range of a WiFi and want to connect, you can simply turn it on. Everything is configurable, you can change delay time before first check, deactivation time, max deactivation time and much more. The application also allows you to add notifications in the status bar, view the history of connections, auto disable while airplane mode active, etc.
You’ll need to buy the pro version if you want to use the automatically disable airplane mode, ability to view history of connection etc, which to be honest isn’t needed. The free version works perfectly fine.