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How to Keep Wi-Fi On During Sleep in Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Devices?

Normally, Wi-Fi is disconnected when the mobile phone is set to sleep. But its status may remains at the option of the user who may set the option to keep Wi-Fi on during sleep or not. The options available to the Android users in this regard are:

Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep:

  • Always
  • Only when plugged in
  • Never

The setting depends upon the Android user. As some of the apps may require Wi-Fi to continue securing necessary updates and data, user may choose any option, depending upon her/his specific need or requirements.


You may set the options to keep Wi-Fi on during sleep but if you feel any problem, do not hesitate to see the instructions.


1: Tap the icon of the ‘Settings’, placed at the bottom right corner of the Home screen of your Android 5.0.2 Lollipop device to open up the ‘Settings’ screen.Lollipop-Wi-Fi-During-Sleep-12: At the ‘Settings’ screen, tap the ‘Wi-Fi’ in the ‘Wireless & network’ section.Lollipop-Wi-Fi-During-Sleep-23: At the ‘Wi-Fi’ screen, tap the settings button, available in the top right corner of the ‘Wi-Fi’ screen, under the status bar. It will open up a popup menu.Lollipop-Wi-Fi-During-Sleep-34: Tap the ‘Advanced’ in the popup menu.Lollipop-Wi-Fi-During-Sleep-45: At the ‘Advanced Wi-Fi’ screen, see the current status of ‘Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep’ is ‘Never’. If you want to change the status of ‘Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep’, tap it. It will open up a prompt.Lollipop-Wi-Fi-During-Sleep-56: See at the prompt, current status of ‘Keep Wi-Fi on during sleep’ is set as ‘Never’. Lollipop-Wi-Fi-During-Sleep-67: If you want to change the status, click the status, you want. I tapped ‘Always’. It took me, instantly, back to the previous screen ‘Advanced Wi-Fi’.Lollipop-Wi-Fi-During-Sleep-78: See the status of ‘Keep Wi-Fi’ on during sleep’ is changed to ‘Always’ from ‘Never’.Lollipop-Wi-Fi-During-Sleep-8From now onward, the Wi-Fi in your Android Lollipop device will remain ‘On’, i.e. connected, and will continue to secure data and updates, required by many apps.

That’s all!

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