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Android Q will not allow apps to turn on Wi-Fi automatically

One of the functionalities that some users gave to task automation apps such as Tasker, IFFT or MacroDroid, was to activate or deactivate Wi-Fi, when activating a specific app or when arriving home. Well now this can no longer be done with Android Q.

Safety first

It is clear that Android Q is making great improvements for the security of our devices and due to the fact that there may be security problems and malware introduced through Wi-Fi, now apps will not be able to activate it on their own.

Now in apps that did this kind of automation, when trying, a message appears on the screen that informs that the Wi-Fi cannot be activated.

This can be considered as a bad thing, but remember that, as we explained in the news of the Android Q beta, the apps can open a menu themselves to be able to activate networks (or other options) such as bluetooth or Wi-Fi, so You could activate it from the app natively without leaving it, but it will not be able to do it alone.

Android Q Wi-Fi auto

What improvement does this bring?

At first it may seem that it is more of a disadvantage than an advantage, but as we have said, this is to improve security, since there is malware that can sneak into your device through the Wi-Fi network.

The problem with this is that the Wi-Fi could be activated without you wanting it, by activating some action when it does not touch, so now you will have to activate it yourself, but we believe that having introduced this new option that you allows you to open the network options from the app you are in will allow this to be easier and faster, even if it is not done automatically.

We remind you that you can see all the news that we are seeing in the beta of Android Q in Android Help and you will see that there are many dedicated to security, and surely we will find the safest version of Android to date.

What do you think of this? Advantage or disadvantage?