Published by

Brink's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 22,565

How to Turn On or Off to Keep Wi-Fi On when Screen Times Out in Windows Phone 8

information   Information
Whenever you do anything on your phone that requires a network connection, such as send and receive email, get social networking feeds, visit websites, or download apps, your phone automatically connects to a cellular data network to transmit the information. If you're connected to a Wi-Fi network, the Wi-Fi network connection is used instead.

Depending on your mobile operator, your Wi-Fi may turn off when your screen times out. If you set Wi-Fi to stay on, then your phone can then use a Wi-Fi connection even when the screen is off. This uses battery power, though, so your battery life can be shorter compared to when Wi-Fi turns off when the screen times out.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to keep Wi-Fi on when the screen times out on your Windows Phone 8.

Note   Note
To keep Wi-Fi on when the screen times out, your phone needs to have Windows Phone software version 8.0.10211.204 or later.

Here's How:

1. On your Windows Phone 8, open the app list, and tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

Name:  Windows_Phone_8_Wi-Fi_Screen_Time_out-1.png
Views: 723
Size:  41.6 KB

2. Tap on Wi-Fi in system settings. (see screenshot below)

Name:  Windows_Phone_8_Wi-Fi_Screen_Time_out-2.png
Views: 661
Size:  47.8 KB

3. If you are going to turn on to keep Wi-Fi on when the screen times out in step 5 below, then turn on Wi-Fi networking if it's not already. (see screenshot below)

Name:  Windows_Phone_8_Wi-Fi_Screen_Time_out-3.png
Views: 758
Size:  27.5 KB

4. Tap on the advanced button. (see screenshot above)

5. Check (turn on) or uncheck (turn off) the Keep Wi-Fi on when the screen times out box. (see screenshot below)

Name:  Windows_Phone_8_Wi-Fi_Screen_Time_out-4.png
Views: 768
Size:  55.1 KB

6. When finished, you can return to your Start screen if you like.

That's it,