GPS based wifi on/off

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by medi.freak, Jun 21, 2012.

  1. medi.freak macrumors regular

    May 26, 2011
    Hey there!
    The title says it all: Is there a way (no jailbreak) that the wifi is automatically switched on when I am around specific GPS locations (like at home and University) and switched off on the go?
    Asked myself that the other day and vaguely remembered that I heard something about that...was it Android? mhhh..I think it would be a cool feature.
  2. moonman239 macrumors 68000

    Mar 27, 2009
    Not as far as I know. Just leave your Wi-Fi radio on. Then your iPhone will automatically log into your home's WiFi when you're at home and your university's WiFi when you're there.
  3. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    You'll waste far more battery polling your GPS receiver than you will save by disabling WiFi. Now, other location services, on the other hand, may provide some savings.
  4. quietstormSD macrumors 6502a


    Mar 2, 2010
    San Diego, CA
    Apple allows for "geo-fencing" for certain services like notification reminders based on location. But currently, there are no geo-fencing services for things like turning on and off WIFI. For now, you'll have to manually turn it on and off if you really particular about your battery life. I'm hoping they allow you to use Siri to turn wifi on and off to make it easier. I personally keep my wifi on all the time, but would like a feature similar to this for bluetooth. Such as when I leave my home (I'm most likely in my car) for bluetooth to turn automatically on.

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