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Android apps keep requesting internet connection

asked 2014-07-20 02:13:42 +0200

Amilcar Santos gravatar image

updated 2014-07-20 02:14:16 +0200

After update, while playing android games the window "Select internet connection" keeps popping up. Need help on how to block this window from re-appearing after canceling the first request. Or to turn this issue into a bug request.

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I suggest we have an option to stop the requests from the app for X amount of time

Bulder ( 2014-07-20 02:21:11 +0200 )edit

Yeah I'm forced to activate flight mode :/ I also preferred the previous behaviour (Android apps were unable to make this popup appear)

Sthocs ( 2014-07-20 02:52:01 +0200 )edit

Flight mode seems to work... Only need to remember that, while playing android games I'll be unreachable...

Amilcar Santos ( 2014-07-21 03:17:37 +0200 )edit

Agree it's extremely annoying

scientist1642 ( 2014-07-26 21:34:46 +0200 )edit

activating flight mode may help but its annoying, jolla should give some permission manager for android apps.

Bharat ( 2014-10-13 18:54:50 +0200 )edit

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answered 2014-11-25 08:48:25 +0200

bilgy_no1 gravatar image

Please add your problems with the Connections Manager (connman) to this post, and help to upvote so that Jolla will prioritise on fixing this basic functionality of the phone:


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answered 2014-11-25 05:34:22 +0200

updated 2014-11-25 05:36:27 +0200

Agree, this is so annoying, experienced it while playing Subway surfer and lost the game many a times. This is already reported here, I suppose.

https://together.jolla.com/question/53124/option-to-disable-the-select-internet-connection-popup/ (Vote here please) https://together.jolla.com/question/33392/option-to-disable-network-pop-up/

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Wrong approach, having an option to disable an action to circumvent a bug isn't in any way acceptable.

chemist ( 2014-11-25 20:43:11 +0200 )edit

@chemist - I believe, in many cases it makes sense to ask for Internet Connection (Eg: Whatsapp) when it is not connected. There should be some option 'Dont ask / prompt again' which should be remembered for the app for that session?

anandrkris ( 2014-11-26 06:41:06 +0200 )edit

There is a difference between "option to disable" and "option for bug-me-not for XX seconds". I am well aware that the popup is valid in many cases but there are cases where they bug you, that is why you are asking for a change. What I am telling is that most annoying popups should actually never happen. Therefore I do not need a setting for it as I excpect it to be a bug that gets solved and I never ever run into it again. I general it would be nice to say "only autoconnect to known and active services and don't ask me for connection when there is none available you know already" - that would need me to act when I actually want to go online. Things like a-gps or offline map applications should not bug people, neither do android apps that are set to offline-mode in the first place.

chemist ( 2014-11-26 10:06:30 +0200 )edit

Hmm...I get what you say - It should not be intrusive must-act pop-up rather an optional notification that user can act if s/he wants ....(More like a remorse timer that says "Tap to connect to a network")... Makes sense?

anandrkris ( 2014-11-26 10:39:04 +0200 )edit

Does not help anything if it pops up every 5 seconds with a 5 seconds remorse timer... how about fixing the current bugs and see if you are still bothered enough to have the need for anything in addition to the bugfixes, currently I consider only one out of five connectivity requests not a bug. It stopped asking for connectivity (for me) when it was slow on connecting to a known network (that was the most annoying ever)

chemist ( 2014-11-26 13:47:34 +0200 )edit
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