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WiFi hotspot turning off when I turn it on

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Apprentice
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WiFi hotspot turning off when I turn it on

The portable WiFi hotspot keeps turning off after 2 seconds when I turn it on. How to resolve please?

 

Yes I do have my data switched on and the hotspot settings look ok.

 

Could another app be disabling the hotspot? Another user* found that BBC iPlayer and iPlayer Radio were doing that. I don't have enough either installed though.

* https://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/Xperia-X-Compact/Hotspot-problem-with-Nougat/td-p/1189306

 

Screenshot_20180324-103429.pngIt then turns it off after 2 secs

 

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Apprentice
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Re: WiFi hotspot turning off when I turn it on

Ah - I unintalled the app 'Sensors Multitool' (Google Play app) and that resolved the problem. So there's that plus the Lookout app's Wifi security feature that cause this problem.

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The menu button has been cleared and wanted to be returned

 

تم مسح زر القائمه واريد ارجاعه 

 

@tyto

I've edited your post as this is an English only forum, you can use Google Translate to reply and/or post.

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Re: WiFi hotspot turning off when I turn it on

Hey I the same problem, let me know please if you worked it out

Apprentice
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Re: WiFi hotspot turning off when I turn it on

No-one's given suggestions as to solutions (yet).

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Re: WiFi hotspot turning off when I turn it on

@Katarazzi

Start troubleshooting by restarting your phone into safe mode, this will disable all installed 3rd party apps. If the problem is resolved then one of your installed apps is causing this issue and you have to figure out which one. Start by uninstalling those apps you installed recently.



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Apprentice
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Re: WiFi hotspot turning off when I turn it on

I did that, thanks. I did it with an IT technician, and he had the brain-wave that it may be a security app that was causing the problem. And it was - it was Lookout Mobile Security's app feature of 'Safe Wi-Fi: to detect unsafe wi-fi networks' (Highly ironic that it was preventing a pefectly safe one..!)

So, problem solved now thankfully.

Apprentice
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Oh no, it's doing it again and this time it isn't Lookout's wifi security feature. Anyone got any ideas? I use AVG too but it doesn't seem to be able if its settings. I've booted in safe mode and the problem doesn't occur then.

Apprentice
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Re: WiFi hotspot turning off when I turn it on

Ah - I unintalled the app 'Sensors Multitool' (Google Play app) and that resolved the problem. So there's that plus the Lookout app's Wifi security feature that cause this problem.

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How can I delete Spotify from my Xperia L1

It's already installed by default but I don't want it and I can only disable it atm. How can I delete it permanently 

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Re: WiFi hotspot turning off when I turn it on

I know this is marked as solved but that solution didn't apply to me as there was no app that was causing the hotspot to turn off automatically.

 

I eventually had to do a full software re-install using Xperia Companion and the issue is now resolved, however be aware that your phone will be wiped unless you back up first.

 

I hope this helps someone else.