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. October 17, 2018 at 3:03 am

    Wanted premium but google play says its not there. Please, how can I get the premium version?

    • October 28, 2018 at 1:28 pm

      I sold the app to a new owner. And yes, it cannot be found in Play anymore, even with a direct link. I don’t know what the deal is, but it’s their app now not mine. For now this web site is still alive and you can download the .apk directly (see the main page).

  2. steve2k2
    September 10, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    hi i dont see it switching to the more powerful network. is that a feature you need to pay for?

    • Kostya Vasilyev
      September 11, 2018 at 12:06 am

      No this is a free feature but it’s off by default. App settings -> under “best network”. Please note that it works best when using distinct SSID’s (network names). Identical SSIDs and distincts BSSIDs are less reliable (and don’t work at all on Samsung devices).

  3. Matthew Brown
    August 30, 2018 at 8:48 pm

    I installed this app because my phone (Motorola G5 plus) doesn’t reconnect to my home network when I get back from outside. But I am not sure if it’s doing anything. Should this app make a difference that way or is this a hardware or OS (7.0) issue?

    • Kostya Vasilyev
      August 31, 2018 at 1:01 am

      Sorry my app won’t help. Andorid is supposed to handle re-connecting on its own (and I’ve never seen it not do that, on my phones). I guess this sounds more like a software issue.

  4. Roberto
    August 28, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Hello Kostya,

    I know it’s possible to manual disable the service.
    Was thinking of an automated way to do it since people can forget to turn it off.
    For example they are busy, at a party and forget or other situations.
    With day and time set it’s fire and forget. Maybe a nice premium feature.

    • JPablooo
      September 5, 2018 at 12:56 pm

      Hola, por favor solicito información acerca de qué aparatos y modelos se necesitan para conectarse a redes wifi sin conocer la contraseña, lo que popularmente se conoce como “robarle wifi al vecino “,pago demasiado por consumo de datos, por favor, necesito que aparatos debo comprar, gracias y saludos desde España…

      • Kostya Vasilyev
        September 5, 2018 at 1:35 pm

        I don’t know anything about WiFi hacking and my app doesn’t have any features for that.

  5. Roberto
    August 26, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Great app, works fine.
    I have a feature request: possibility to add time and day to pauze auto scanning.

    At certain days and time my phone syns data to my server.
    When wifi manager search and connect to a better network my sync is interrupted and quits with error.

    Hope you can implement this. Would be great!
    Keep the good work going dev.

    Great regards,


    • Kostya Vasilyev
      August 26, 2018 at 4:43 pm

      The app has a widget to turn “best network switcher” on and off with single tap, maybe try that?

  6. Ken Kwps
    August 21, 2018 at 9:37 pm

    I just installed premium version and some 5G networks are still pop up even I chose “Don’t display 5G”

    • Kostya Vasilyev
      August 21, 2018 at 10:44 pm

      The “show 5 GHz channels” is for “radar mode” only. The network *list* always displays all known / live networks.

  7. JoAchim R.
    August 17, 2018 at 8:04 am

    my app (prem) don’t work to connect my pc-network with huawei G7

    • Kostya Vasilyev
      August 17, 2018 at 1:30 pm

      Won’t connect from the app? When you tap a network and tap connect? Does it work from phone’s WiFi Settings? Feel free to contact me at kmansoft / gmail

  8. Jeffrey musser
    July 25, 2018 at 5:02 am

    why has my android tablet stopped saving network passwords???

    • Kostya Vasilyev
      July 25, 2018 at 2:37 pm

      The tablet “forgets” your saved networks? The “saving” is done by Android, not by my app. The issue (with saving not actually saving) isn’t unheard of. As for the reasons and fixes – sorry I can’t know this, you’d have to ask Google about it.

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  10. June 21, 2018 at 11:30 am


    • Hi
      August 12, 2018 at 11:13 pm

      How to use this ap setting?

      • Kostya Vasilyev
        August 14, 2018 at 6:06 pm

        What specifically?

  11. May 21, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    I stumbled upon this app because I wanted to exclude a specific access point from being connected in normal optimizing. I need this only for connection to my car (Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV). Kostya included this feature within hours. Thank you for this and this very helpful app in general.

    • Daniel
      May 21, 2018 at 9:52 pm


      I wanted to do the same, but was having problems setting up the regex so the phone doesn’t automatically connect to a SSID that starts with a specific string of characters.

      How do I do that?


      • May 21, 2018 at 10:10 pm

        I suppose that the new feature is not yet deployed on google play. The new menu item under best network / change to best network is “Network names to ignore”. This did not exist before. I just entered the plain SSID of my car without any additional syntax. Don’t confuse this item with “exclude by regular expressions” obove “Best Network”.

      • Kostya Vasilyev
        May 21, 2018 at 10:36 pm

        The setting is for the app’s “best network switcher” feature – where connections are initiated by the app.

        Your case sounds different – there is no way as far as I know to prevent *Android* (not the app) from considering any “known” (saved) network when looking for a network to connect to (when the phone isn’t connected to WiFi).

  12. May 21, 2018 at 2:14 pm

    Where is the meaning of the icons showing in the State column defined? Some are obvious, like the padlock, but “heart” and “star”… who knows.

    • Kostya Vasilyev
      May 21, 2018 at 2:47 pm

      Star is “open” network – no password. Heart is “known” network – one you connected to before and its password was saved by Android.

  13. Amleto
    May 16, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Ho acquistato l’app però su un’ altro mio device non risulta la versione Pro.

    • Kostya Vasilyev
      May 16, 2018 at 9:08 pm


      On the second phone please bring up the app’s “purchase” screen, for example from the menu.

      On the purchase screen, do not press “buy”, just wait 10-30 seconds – the app will query Google for your existing order and should activate.

  14. May 2, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    Great app, I am going to use for my own personal privacy, thanks.


  15. syed aqib
    April 29, 2018 at 10:00 am

    Very nice

  16. Manfred Berger
    March 22, 2018 at 5:06 pm

    Hello, i installed the app on all my Devices. Samsung Phones and tablets and on my oneplus 1 and oneplus 3.
    It worked very well on all Devices exclude oneplus 3.
    When i close all running Apps, wifi Manager runs continuesly exept on the oneplus 3.
    So i have to Start it manually again.
    Whats wrong? It starts with Boot and in sdmaid Status is shown like in other devices

    • Kostya Vasilyev
      March 22, 2018 at 11:25 pm

      Sorry I don’t have any OnePlus phones. There is certainly nothing different in the app for these either. Perhaps it would make more sense to try a OnePlus user forum? Also OnePlus may have some sort of “battery optimizer” built into the phone’s software (just an idea).

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