Even if you press the Wi-Fi icon in the control center of the notification bar, the connection does not turn off completely. In fact, connectivity is maintained in the background to improve some services offered by Google. Among these is the accuracy of the location.
Disable the WiFi connection so that Google services do not drain the battery of your Xiaomi
Since WiFi connectivity continues to work, without our knowledge, the mobile deals with an extra expense of energy, which reduces autonomy faster. However, there is a small and quick solution to prevent WiFi from draining the battery of your Xiaomi.
It turns out that MIUI 13 and previous versions like 12.5They have a hidden setting to disable the WiFi connection and stop feeding Google services. The location of it may vary depending on the device, but the steps are basically the same.
- Go into Settings > Location.
- Enter ‘Location Services’ and then ‘Google Location Accuracy’. On other MIUI versions you can enter directly in the second section.
- Next, toggle off the ‘Improve Google location accuracy’ switch.
Keep in mind that turning off Wi-Fi for Google services has consequences. In fact, it is possible that some tools that depend on connectivity not work as they should after deactivation. Although, on the positive side, you can enjoy a little more autonomy and, of course, privacy.
When completing this hidden adjustment, it will suffice to just turn off wireless connectivity from the control center for the connection to be completely disabled. In this way, you prevent Google services from draining the battery of your Xiaomi when using WiFi in the background.
As far as MIUI is concerned, there are many sections that you can deactivate to gain a little more fluidity, autonomy or because it simply isn’t useful for you. For example, the My Video toolbar or the Google assistant. If you want to know more about it, join the XIAOMIADICTOS general chat on Telegram and be part of the debate.