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WiFi Manager

Manages your device's Wi-Fi based on your location
Privacy Friendly WiFi Manager helps you automatically turning on/off your
Wi-Fi while you are not near a known WiFi network. The app keeps track of
the cell tower ids in your area while you are connected to a WiFi network.
By keeping this information, the app tries to learn where your WiFi is
located without using GPS.

By switching off the device’s WiFi when it is not required, so-called
tracking via WiFi is avoided. Privacy Friendly WiFi Manager also saves
battery life by automatically disabling your device’s WiFi in case it is
not near an already known WiFi network.

The app preserves your privacy by tracking least necessary data. All data
is kept on your phone. No data is sent to anybody. We also try to use the
least permissions possible. Privacy Friendly WiFi Manager requires access
the the device’s coarse location to retrieve the cell tower information. It
furthermore requires access to the WiFi state and the permission to change
the WiFi state.

The app belongs to the Privacy Friendly Apps group developed by the
research group SECUSO at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

Packages

Although APK downloads are available below to give you the choice, you should be aware that by installing that way you will not receive update notifications and it's a less secure way to download. We recommend that you install the F-Droid client and use that.

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  • Version 1.0.1 (2) suggested Added on 2019-06-08

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • access approximate location only in the foreground
      This app can get your approximate location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location.
    • connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
      Allows the app to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points and to make changes to device configuration for Wi-Fi networks.
    • view Wi-Fi connections
      Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

    Download APK 2.3 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log

  • Version 1.0 (1) - Added on 2019-02-03

    This version requires Android 4.1 or newer.

    It is built and signed by F-Droid, and guaranteed to correspond to this source tarball.

    Permissions
    • prevent phone from sleeping
      Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.
    • access approximate location only in the foreground
      This app can get your approximate location from location services while the app is in use. Location services for your device must be turned on for the app to get location.
    • connect and disconnect from Wi-Fi
      Allows the app to connect to and disconnect from Wi-Fi access points and to make changes to device configuration for Wi-Fi networks.
    • view Wi-Fi connections
      Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

    Download APK 2.0 MiB PGP Signature | Build Log