Hmms... It seems that Wifi gets automatically turned on on my Samsung Note 3 - even though I had turned it off.
I'm sharing this for others who may be affected, as well as for any insights anyone cares to share.
The situation: I check my phone, turn off wifi. Later (90mins or more later), suddenly an alert pops up that I have new emails.
I don't have a mobile (3G/4G/2G/whatever) connection, so that definitely is not the cause (besides which, I keep mobile data switched off as well).
The time between when I make sure wifi is off and when I notice it being on is so long, that I never feel 100% confident I turned it off. I know I meant to, I know I don't normally have it on, I know I turned it on for a sec to play with settings back before lunch, but it's now late afternoon... I turned it off, right?
My current suspect is Google Play Services. This app has permissions to "change network connectivity" and to "connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi". The latter is clearly a suspect permission. The former? I honestly don't know - does it apply to WiFi? To cellphone connectivity? To mobile data connectivity? Does "change the state" mean turn on/off? Or does it mean something else?
Anyway, I've tried force stopping Google Play Services, but no dice. It auto-restarts. I might disable it next... or force stop Services and Google Play Store app.
Suggestions / tips / comments welcome! #galaxynote3 #stopautowifi #googleplay