Wi-Fi connectivity for the Android device depends upon the specific need or requirements of the Android user. Some people do not like to remain connected, for long duration or always while others may prefer to remain connected for longer spans of time. When Wi-Fi is being used to download apps or important notifications from some apps, such as, Facebook or Twitter, people may wish Wi-Fi to remain connected even during the sleep time at night.

The decision to keep the Wi-Fi ON or OFF also depends upon the usage of the Wi-Fi. If the user wants to keep the Wi-Fi usage bill at the minimum, she/he may opt to switch OFF the Wi-Fi during the night or vice versa.

Yu may opt the connectivity period in Android 4.4.4 KitKat devices. You may get help to keep your Android connected with the World through Wi-Fi with the help of the instructions.


Command Line: Settings – HOME > Wi-Fi –WIRELESS & NETWORKS > Settings Popup Menu Button > Advanced > Keep Wi-Fi ON during Sleep.

1: Tap the icon of ‘Settings’ on the HOME screen of your Android 4.4.4 KitKat device to open up the ‘Settings’ screen. KitKat-Wi-Fi-in-Sleep-12: Tap the ‘Wi-Fi’ in the WIRELESS & NETWORKS’ section. KitKat-Wi-Fi-in-Sleep-1a3: At the ‘Wi-Fi’ screen, tap the ‘Settings’ button, given at the bottom right corner of the screen. It will open up a popup menu. KitKat-Wi-Fi-in-Sleep-24: Tap the ‘Advanced’ in the ‘Settings’ popup menu to open the ‘Advanced Wi-Fi’ screen. KitKat-Wi-Fi-in-Sleep-35: At the ‘Advanced Wi-Fi’ settings screen, see the status of the ‘Keep Wi-Fi on during the sleep’ is ‘Never (increases data usage)’. This indicates that the current status is set to ‘Never’ as the over-night connectivity even during the sleep may increase the data usage. KitKat-Wi-Fi-in-Sleep-4If you want to change the status, tap the ‘Keep Wi-Fi during the sleep. It will open up a prompt with 3 options.

  • Always
  • Only when plugged in
  • Never (increases the data usage)

KitKat-Wi-Fi-in-Sleep-56: See, current selection is ‘Never (increases the data usage)’. To change the current status of ‘Never’, tap the alternate option of your choice. I opted and tapped the first choice, i.e. ‘Always’. This is will take you, instantly’ back to the previous ‘Advanced Wi-Fi’ settings screen. Here, see the status of ‘Keep Wi-Fi on during the sleep’ is changed to ‘Always’. KitKat-Wi-Fi-in-Sleep-6

KitKat-Wi-Fi-in-Sleep-7Now onward, the Wi-Fi will remain connected for the whole the night during the sleep.

That’s all!

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