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What is the Android "Smart Network Switch" feature ?

"Smart Network Switch" from the 4.3 Android update is a feature that supposedly detects whether your WiFi internet connection is stable. If/when it determines your WiFi connection is "unstable", or slow, it automatically switches to mobile data instead.

Some of the early iterations of this feature seem buggy, as they arbitrarily deem just about every WiFi network "unstable" after a while, and switch to mobile data without ever automatically switching back to WiFi (unless you manually reconnect to the WiFi network).

  User Reviews/Comments:
by Mary - 2015-05-11 01:23
Please explain to me the following message:
Smart network switch (it was ok. before and shown a green tick)
Now it's written the following:
This feature has been disabled because mobil data is disabled.
Since it appeared, I have no internet connection.
Please help, it is very urgent
by Mary - 2015-05-11 01:27
I tried everything, such as swich on and off, swich manually, uninstalled everything I didn't really needed and NOTHING HAPPENED.
by Philip - 2015-05-11 07:48
If your mobile data is disabled for some reason, then there is no need for the "smart network switch" - the system can only use WiFi for data connections and has deemed this feature unusable/unnecessary. You may want to try contacting your mobile provider to make sure mobile data is available and working.
by Rei_scarlet - 2022-11-04 03:27
Hi Mary. I just had the same problem with my tablet. It's not detecting any wifi connections and even my mobile data is not working. Have you been able to resolve your problem? Would like to have any inputs on this as I am unable to access/update my apps on my tablet. Thank you
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