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GalaxyS5 Constantly Disconnecting – Reconnecting WiFi

Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5

Does your Samsung #GalaxyS5 constantly notify you that it’s reconnecting to your #WiFi? Well, so did both of ours and it’s a fairly recent problem, most likely caused by some infernal #Android update that’s not ready for prime time. Are you listening, #Google?

Here’s the #DIY? fix:

Go to Settings > Network Connections > WiFi

(NOT Settings > WiFi)

Uncheck the Smart Network Switch at the very top of the page. That’s all you have to do.

It’s a QOS (Quality of Service) setting that no longer works the way it’s supposed to. The original design was to switch off of a WiFi that had a bad signal and back over to cellular data to maintain a reliable data¬†connection.

The new version of Smart Network Switch seems to have more of a room-temperature IQ, so disabling the rascal solves the problem.

You’re welcome.

Galaxy S5 WiFi Settings

Galaxy S5 WiFi Settings

Galaxy S Smart Network Switch

Galaxy S Smart Network Switch

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Name: Wizard

Short Bio: The Computer Wizard (TCW). TCW was founded by Warren P. Harris in 1994 to service and repair computers in the San Francisco Bay Area. Relocating the business to Plano, Texas in 1999, TCW continued to flourish when an unfortunate loss of data for a wedding Mr. Harris photographed, caused him to research data recovery options. Realizing he would have to either pay someone to recover the photos or find out how to do it himself, the rest, as they say "is history". Approached by a friend who was a Private Investigator in 2006, Mr. Harris studied for his Investigator's license and began honing his skills in Computer Forensics. The company was renamed DFW Computer Integration in 2015.

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