Premium features

WiFi Manager has several premium features, available for purchase for $1.95 as a single package right in the application using Google Wallet.

Important: Google will store your order under your account. This means you only pay once even if you later install new firmware / reset your phone / get a new one. The application will restore your existing order and activate again, as many times as necessary.

1 – Two new widget themes, inspired by Android 5.0 (Material Design), with transparency support.


These can be previewed for free by installing my Bluetooth Widget.

2 – The WiFi Network Switcher widget to connect to a network with a single tap.

The widget will enable WiFi if necessary and then connect.


3 – Per-network icons (from a predefined set) and descriptions.

These are automatically backed up (to your Google account) and will be available on a new phone or after a reinstall.

You can also back up your assigned icons and descriptions “manually” with Menu -> Backup on the app’s main screen.

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4 – Exclude networks from the live scan list.

This can be useful if your neighbors have routers too.

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5 – No ads.

Since version 4.1, the free version contains ads. The premium version does not.

How to buy

All the above features are available for purchase right in the application, as a single “Premium” package.

Order processing is handled by Google Wallet. My app never sees your payment data.

  1. Michael W
    March 11, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    I have the premium version. Can I prevent my phone from ever connecting to a specific hotspot — based on its BSSID?

    • Kostya Vasilyev
      March 11, 2018 at 10:11 pm

      Not really. If a network is “saved” as “known” in Android (and this is based on SSID) – Android’s WiFi code will 1) consider it for automatically connecting 2) will match it against any network (any BSSID) that matches the SSID and its security type. The only way, if you can do this, is to “forget” the network – but to connect to this SSID (whatever the BSSID) you’ll be required to re-enter the password.

      • Michael W
        March 11, 2018 at 10:29 pm

        Forgot to mention, these are open hotspots. For example at home my phone always wants to connect to xfinitywifi. Will your app allow me to avoid connecting to this?

      • Kostya Vasilyev
        March 11, 2018 at 10:36 pm

        As far as I know, xfinity can be turned off on Samsung (and maybe not only) phones. Phone Settings -> WiFi -> Menu -> Advanced and look for “Automatically connect to Passpoint networks” or similar.

    • Michael W
      March 11, 2018 at 11:07 pm

      It cannot be done on my phone, unfortunately.

  2. Farah
    March 8, 2018 at 7:45 pm

    I want to connect with Ptcl BB but I don’t know the password I want password

  3. Marc
    December 15, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Hi. A question please: does the premium version automatically switch between network nodes when I move around the building? Suppose I simply have my email application open, will the premium version switch automatically as I move from one floor to another?

  4. Dan
    November 29, 2017 at 3:38 am

    Is there a separate support location for Wifi Manager? I do have the premium version . . . .

    • Kostya Vasilyev
      November 29, 2017 at 4:24 pm

      You can email me directly at kmansoft / gmail

  5. Dunn
    October 17, 2017 at 6:21 pm

    I would like to configure the exclude by regex feature to ignore all open networks and networks with “guest” in their name. Please advise how I can do this.

    • Kostya Vasilyev
      October 17, 2017 at 8:11 pm

      The regex’s use Java syntax:

      This will match anything with “guest”: .*guest.*

      • Chris Dunn
        October 17, 2017 at 9:35 pm

        When the Guest network is properly ignored, will it show up in the available list? Is below correct?


      • Kostya Vasilyev
        October 17, 2017 at 10:46 pm

        Excluded networks do not show in the “live networks” list – unless they’re “known” (saved, previously connected to).

        Your regexp seems too complex – my suggestion is “.*guest.*” (where . means any character and * means zero or more times).

      • Chris Dunn
        October 17, 2017 at 11:19 pm

        That worked great, thanks.

  6. Mike
    October 12, 2017 at 3:08 am

    I have purchased a full version of this, but it refuses to identify my account as being paid/premium. I have tried uninstalling/reinstalling, etc, no luck. Advice? I’m updating from the Play store

    • Kostya Vasilyev
      October 12, 2017 at 4:35 pm

      New phone? Or same phone, initial purchase? Either way please check if the order actually went through here:

  7. Fabio
    October 9, 2017 at 8:11 pm

    Hi I would like to know if the pay version allow you to delete the listed connections which I do not use anymore because holiday hotels or what else. Right now I’ve a bloody list of these which can’t be deleted. Thanks

    • Kostya Vasilyev
      October 9, 2017 at 9:21 pm

      You don’t have to purchase the Pro version for this. Just tap on “live networks” and choose “known networks” – and then tap one and choose “forget”.

      Please note that because of a change made by Google, when the phone uses a recent Android version (6.0 and newer), third party apps are not allowed to “forget” those “known” networks (the app will tell you if this is the case).

      And then if so, you’ll have to use the phone’s built-in Settings -> WiFi to “forget” the unwanted “known” networks.

  8. LM
    October 1, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Hola, hace unos días compré la versión de pago y he tenido que restaurar el móvil. Al volver a instalar la aplicación ha desaparecido la versión premium, cómo puedo conseguirla de nuevo? Saludos

    • Kostya Vasilyev
      October 1, 2017 at 4:38 pm

      Hi, it should activate again automatically when you run it. If not – please bring up Menu -> About premium version (the purchase screen) and wait a little, it will request your old order from Google should activate. Thanks.

      • LM
        October 4, 2017 at 8:42 pm

        Solucionado. Había conflicto con 2 cuentas de Google por eso no reconocía el pago. He quitado una y todo ok

  9. September 12, 2017 at 1:38 am

    Shame that you included full page adverts with sound.

    Not good and a bad way to ruin what was a great app.

  10. September 6, 2017 at 7:45 am

    Hi Kostya, One doubt before buying… The {15 / 30 seconds or more} scan for better signal networks happens only after the selected threshold is reached or it ALWAYS is scanning for network changes? I ask because of the battery drain. Thank you

    • Kostya Vasilyev
      September 6, 2017 at 2:35 pm

      Hi Julian. The “best network switcher” is free so you can try it out. It doesn’t wake up the device (assuming that if the phone is in deep sleep, there is “nobody” to use the any better network). Finally please see this link for more detailed info:

  11. August 26, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    very nice

  12. John Howard
    August 21, 2017 at 6:50 pm

    Paid for the premium version now I cannot find where to download it. Still getting ads.

    • Kostya Vasilyev
      August 21, 2017 at 7:19 pm

      There is no separate version for the “premium” version – it’s “in app”. And it should activate automatically (and there should be no ads). Please try uninstalling / reinstalling the latest version from Google Play. If it doesn’t activate within the first few minutes after opening the app’s window – please try to bring up the app’s purchase screen (via the menu) and it will ask Google for your existing purchase and should activate then.

  13. Jim
    August 19, 2017 at 9:27 am

    I used your wifi manager because it contained no ads. Now I have to remove it.

  14. Denis Lyons
    August 10, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    What does this bit of your Play store description mean – “”Change system settings” used by the “access point / tether” widget”?

    I am looking for an app that sets the channel of my Android 6.0 phone’s WiFi hotspot – sets it to any particular channel either permanently or at least until the next phone restart.

    Reason for my question –
    – Unlike my previous phone’s Android 4, the Android 6 WiFi hotspot chooses whatever channel it wants whenever it is turned back on.
    – I use my phone’s WiFi hotspot as the internet connection for my home network.
    – My “Wireless ISP” router demands that a WiFi channel is specified for its Wireless ISP connection in addition to an SSID & security key.
    – So every time I turn my phone’s hotspot back on, I have to tell the router to search again so I can manually re-select the same SSID on its new channel then restart the router to implement the change.
    – So I have to keep the WiFi hotspot on permanently to avoid having to keep reconfiguring the router.


    • Kostya Vasilyev
      August 10, 2017 at 11:41 pm

      It means – the _undocumented_ Android function to enable the WiFi hotspot requires that the app requesting the change (on/off) holds the “WRITE_SETTINGS” permission. And even this is undocumented and not supposed to be accessible to (third party) apps. So as far as setting the channel, that’s “waaay beyond” just enabling / disabling the hotspot which is all my app is able to do.

      • Denis Lyons
        August 10, 2017 at 11:49 pm


        Understood. And thank you for such a clear & rapid explanation.


  15. Fred
    August 4, 2017 at 11:35 am

    Since the last update the access point toggle will not work anymore. Through the standard Android settings it still works to activate the AP, so it’s really the widget that is the problem. Galaxy Note 4, Android 6.0.1.

    • Kostya Vasilyev
      August 4, 2017 at 3:23 pm

      What is your current WiFi Manager version please?

    • Kostya Vasilyev
      August 6, 2017 at 12:50 am

      Fred – checked, yes a regression in the new version. Fixed. There will be an update tomorrow.

  16. ZIMBO
    July 13, 2017 at 3:14 pm


    How could i get the new version 4.1 … In google play there is a very old version 3.6


    • Kostya Vasilyev
      July 13, 2017 at 3:49 pm

      I’m going to start releasing 4.1 to Play soon, in a week or to. For now you can get it from the forum:

      • ZIMBO
        July 14, 2017 at 2:14 am

        Many thanks for the link 🙂
        How could i buy the Premium Version of 4.1? … In App buy isnt possible

      • Kostya Vasilyev
        July 14, 2017 at 2:45 pm

        That’s because 4.1 is not in Play yet (you must have installed from the forum). Please either way for 4.1 release to Play (I’m hoping to start a gradual release in about a week), or else you can install the older version from Play, make your purchase, and then update to 4.1 in-place (without a full reinstall), which will keep it activated.

  17. Michael Taylor
    July 11, 2017 at 4:32 am

    Yes can u pls give me a lil bit of information for how to secure my wifi and information when I’m using an open wifi network… Or at least wht I can do to help protect me against any kind of hackers or leaked data…. Thank you and hope to hear back soon…. And I really love this app as far as saving and making a good connection when I’m wanting to use wifi

    • Kostya Vasilyev
      July 11, 2017 at 4:32 pm

      Sorry, those things (configuring your WiFi router, security, etc.) are outside the scope of this app.

  18. June 16, 2017 at 8:24 pm


  19. May 11, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    I only need automatic switching between my router and 2 extenders in my secure network. Is this an option in pro?

    So I want to prioritize in those network access points that it will connect to the strongest automatic.

    What do you mean by ‘below 40 db ? Is 41 below or 39? I thought the lower the better.

    Kind regards

    • Kostya Vasilyev
      May 11, 2017 at 4:21 pm

      Re: extenders. If they have same SSID (but distinct BSSIDs) – sorry WiFi Manager doesn’t understand that. I’m working on a new version with a fix. It’s slow going (weekend project) but it’ll get there.

      Re: below. Below means “worse”. So the setting is -40dbm, the app will consider switching if the current connection is -41dbm or -45dbm or -50dbm, but not when it’s -39dbm.

      • May 11, 2017 at 4:32 pm

        That’s a clear and quick response

  20. Rch wstn
    March 22, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    A well designed, useful app- many thanks. But recently, the wdget fails to update, both on a tablet (Marshmallow) and a phone (Nougat). It displays the SSID and speed of the prior network. Clearing the app cache does not resolve the issue.

    • Kostya Vasilyev
      March 23, 2017 at 12:56 am

      WiFi Manager hasn’t been updated since Dec 2015, so the issue most likely has to do with some sort of “battery optimizer” that you’re using on your phone and tablet.

      Could be a built-in thing, for example, both Huawei and Xiaomi devices have those, enabled by default (and other manufacturers may too). For both Huawei and Xiaomi, there is a way to set an app as “protected” or “excluded” from these “battery optimizations”.

      • Rch wstn
        March 24, 2017 at 10:15 pm

        You are completely right. Both the phone (Samsung) and the tablet (Asus) have power management features. Disabling those for Wifi Manager solved the problem. I would never have thought of that. Many, many thanks.

  21. February 28, 2017 at 8:28 am

    Could you add different icons in the notification bar for different ssids?

    • Kostya Vasilyev
      February 28, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      Maybe. If I can find enough good (high res) icons 🙂

  22. February 28, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Is it possible to see the different AP’s thatshare the same SSID? SO far I love the app (free) and considering the pro for that very reason.

    • Kostya Vasilyev
      February 28, 2017 at 8:52 pm

      Sorry not in the currently release version. I am working on an update where this will be possible (but this is a hobby / weekend project, so progress is not very fast).

  23. Daniel
    December 18, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Could you add different icons in the notification bar for different ssids?

    There are other apps that show a different icon in the notification bar when you’re connected to different ssids. It makes it very useful at a glance to see which you’re connected to.

    I’d rather not have to use two apps, she just use yours though as it does everything else so well.

    • Kostya Vasilyev
      December 18, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      There is a feature to assign an icon to a network (long press on a network in the app’s main window) -> do you think I should use these same icons (if one is assigned)?

      • Daniel
        December 18, 2016 at 3:52 pm

        Hi Kostya,

        Yes, you could use the same icons, and maybe add some more for choice! That would be excellent.

      • Kostya Vasilyev
        December 18, 2016 at 4:11 pm

        I’ll write it down. Thank you Daniel.

      • Kostya Vasilyev
        December 18, 2016 at 10:06 pm

        Kostya Vasilyev

        On December 18, 2016 14:52:36 “Kostya's small apps”

      • Daniel
        July 14, 2017 at 5:25 am

        Hi Kostya,

        Has the different icons in the notification bar for different ssids been added to this new release, or will it be in a future release?



      • Kostya Vasilyev
        July 14, 2017 at 2:43 pm

        Sorry that’s not there yet – maybe it’ll make it into this version, not sure yet.

      • Kostya Vasilyev
        July 16, 2017 at 4:56 pm

        Daniel, there is a new build (159) that will use a network’s icon in the notification. Please see the site’s main page for the download (coming to Play soon, but not yet).

  24. Stephen
    December 14, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    I too would like to differentiate between APs with the same SSID.

    Can I buy premium anyway in the UK? I can’t see how.

    • Kostya Vasilyev
      December 14, 2016 at 8:43 pm

      Re: SSID/BSSID – sorry the released version doesn’t understand this, but yes I am interested in fixing it.
      Re: purchasing – Menu -> about premium features will take you to the purchase screen.

  25. bobP
    December 2, 2016 at 9:30 pm

    Is it possible to see the different AP’s that share the same SSID? SO far I love the app (free) and considering the pro for that very reason.

    • Kostya Vasilyev
      December 2, 2016 at 10:29 pm

      Sorry this is not supported. A bug / shortcoming, I know. My apologies.

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