Android Pie’s Wi-Fi Restriction Will Continue

Since May of last year, the developers have sent multiple messages to Google Bug Tracker about the Wi-Fi issue. Developers create applications that need Wi-Fi scans every few seconds (such as navigation, signal strength measurement) to perform their tasks. The developers observed that the Android Pie operating system apps got errors after a few scans.


Google responded to this question later in July. The company announced that they are restricting applications’ Wi-Fi scans to improve battery life and internet performance. Background apps will only be able to scan every half hour if the app is not a system app.

Developers believe that users should be able to choose the restriction because they know what the application will require when downloading their applications. However, Google states that the restriction will continue.

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