Mothman
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WiFi disable setting when vehicle is ON

Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:17 am

I'm sure I have read somewhere that there is a setting (maybe in the MMCS hidden menu) that disables the Wifi when the car is on e.g. driving. Can anyone help?
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Re: WiFi disable setting when vehicle is ON

Sun Nov 01, 2020 4:36 pm

Mothman wrote:
Sun Nov 01, 2020 11:17 am
disables the Wifi when the car is on e.g. driving. Can anyone help?
Do you wish to do this due to the handsfree call dropout issue, or for another reason? I have not heard of a MMCS solution, so I disable wifi on my mobile instead.

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Re: WiFi disable setting when vehicle is ON

Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:46 pm

I like to leave my phone's WiFi on all the time and I occasionally use the PHEV app to check the charge status from in the house, so even if force my phone to forget the PHEV's WiFi, it remembers it every time I use the app.

Not a problem normally, but I also use my phone for navigation and it automatically connects to the PHEV WIFi (no internet), rather than use my phone's data - hence I would like to disable the PHEV's WiFi when I'm driving.
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Re: WiFi disable setting when vehicle is ON

Sat Nov 14, 2020 8:45 pm

Mothman wrote:
Sat Nov 14, 2020 2:46 pm
I also use my phone for navigation and it automatically connects to the PHEV WIFi (no internet), rather than use my phone's data
What phone do you have? My Android 10 phone allows this, it figures out the PHEV wifi has no internet connection and uses my mobile data instead. I'm pretty sure it also worked on my old Android 8 phone also.

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Re: WiFi disable setting when vehicle is ON

Sun Nov 15, 2020 12:35 am

Have a look at apps like IFTTT or, if you have a rooted Android, Tasker. You could then set up a routine that says "when I connect to the car Bluetooth, turn my WiFi off". Then create the disconnect equivalent.

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Re: WiFi disable setting when vehicle is ON

Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:00 am

On the latest version of the PHEV Remote Control app, under Settings, there is Wireless LAN Communication Settings, where you can change this. See screen grab. Not sure if it’s in the car head unit dialog somewhere. The default is OFF, i.e. Lan is ON when car is OFF and vice versa. This works for me - turn on heating and charging from in the house when the car is off, phone runs on 4G when in the car. Network definition on the phone for the car Wi-Fi is not to auto join.
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Re: WiFi disable setting when vehicle is ON

Mon Nov 16, 2020 4:44 am

On iOS, you just go into the settings for the PHEV WiFi and turn off 'Auto-Join'. That means you only connect when you want to.
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Re: WiFi disable setting when vehicle is ON

Mon Nov 16, 2020 2:12 pm

PS44 - thanks, I think you have found it! I must have seen a discussion about it somewhere.

The only problem is that my version of the Remote app (A.3.1.1) running on Android 10 doesn't have this setting! PlayStore says I'm all up to date - so what version do you have?
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Re: WiFi disable setting when vehicle is ON

Tue Nov 17, 2020 12:11 am

On Android (at least on mine) you need to look for the setting in Android's wifi settings, not the remote app. When your phone is connected to the car's wifi, go to Android's wifi settings, do a long tap on the connected "remotexxxx" network, and disable "autoconnect".

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Re: WiFi disable setting when vehicle is ON

Thu Nov 19, 2020 4:13 am

Daixiwen,

Thanks, but the setting we are discussing is a setting in the PHEV Remote app, not Android's WiFi.

PS44,
Strange - the Remote app's help pages include a description of this option but the app doesn't have the option visible - could this be a car edition related issue, where only the latest editions have the option, so it's not visible on my app?
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