Windows 10 build 14946 lets you turn on Wi-Fi automatically on PC and Mobile

By: Madeleine Dean
2 minute read

Windows 10 build 14946 brings a series of improvements for Wi-Fi connections on both PC and Mobile. Thanks to the new options introduced by this build, Wi-Fi Settings are now more similar across Windows devices.

More specifically, Windows 10 PC and Mobile Insiders can now schedule Wi-Fi connections to turn on automatically. For example, you can choose to turn Wi-Fi back on in one hour or one day. To enable this feature, go to Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi on your PC, turn off the Wi-Fi connection and the available options to turn on Wi-Fi automatically will immediately appear.

We have added a new setting to the Wi-Fi settings page. When you go to Settings > Network & Internet > Wi-Fi on your PC, then turn Wi-Fi off, you can now select a time under “Turn Wi-Fi back on” to have it turn on automatically after the amount of time you choose. It’s set to Manually by default in this build. […]

Microsoft is also continuing to move functionality from the Wi-Fi (legacy) screen to the new Wi-Fi settings screen on Mobile. After you turn off Wi-Fi, choose a time under Turn Wi-Fi back on to have it turn on automatically after the amount of time you choose.

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Back in September, we reported that Microsoft was planning to introduce a new Wi-Fi Settings page. Not many details were available about the upcoming changes at that time, but one thing was sure: the leaked screenshots confirmed the company wanted to bring a uniform Wi-Fi settings page design across its Windows 10 PC and Mobile platforms.

Microsoft will definitely continue to revamp and improve its Windows 10 OS on both PC and Mobile, and we’re sure the next Redstone 2 builds will also be packed with a bevy of interesting features.


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