AlwaysOnAlwaysConnected

Note Starting with Windows 10, version 1703, this setting can no longer be used in provisioning packages. For more information on changes to the Windows Provisioning Framework, see Windows Provisioning Framework. This setting may have a Configuration Service Provider (CSP) equivalent that can be used instead. To determine if a CSP for this setting exists, see the description below.

If enabled the Wi-Fi radios will always stay on. Only relevant on devices that don't support D0-D2 transitioning.

Partners can use the LowPowerSupported and AlwaysOnAlwaysConnected settings to modify always-on-always-connected (AOAC) behavior and UX. The phone’s supported AOAC mode is determined by a combination of the chipset, IHV driver, and the LowPowerSupported setting.

AlwaysOnAlwaysConnected enables partners to specify whether Wi-Fi should remain on when the screen times out. By default, this setting is disabled. Partners should note that this setting does not apply to phones that support partial or full AOAC. In that case, Wi-Fi always remains on and in the lower power state when the screen is idle. Also note that this setting controls the default state of the checkbox Keep Wi-Fi on when the screen times out in the Settings > Wi-Fi > manage screen. This checkbox is only visible for non-AOAC mode phones.

Values

To specify whether Wi-Fi should remain on when the screen times out, set AlwaysOnAlwaysConnected to one of the following values:

Value Description

0 or 'Disabled'

Disables Wi-Fi from always being on when the screen times out. The Keep Wi-Fi on when the screen times out in the Settings > Wi-Fi > manage screen is turned off.

1 or 'Enabled'

Enables Wi-Fi to always be on by default when the screen times out. The Keep Wi-Fi on when the screen times out in the Settings > Wi-Fi > manage screen is turned on.

Applies to

Edition x86-based devices x64-based devices ARM-based devices
Windows 10 Mobile

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Supported

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