Cricket Wi-Fi Manager

Starting 8/20/2019, Cricket Wireless will no longer offer its Wi-Fi Manager feature for Cricket Android devices. This change will not impact your wireless experience or data usage. All Cricket Android devices have access to Android’s Wi-Fi settings for connecting to available Wi-Fi networks

During the initial setup, you'll be asked to accept the End User License Agreement (EULA). Accept the EULA to proceed.

Wifi Manager Eula

To turn on Cricket Wi-Fi Manager, go to your Wi-Fi settings and tap Cricket Wi-Fi Manager.

Wifi Manger Settings

On the Cricket Wi-Fi Manager welcome screen, tap the checkbox. Simply uncheck the box if you decide to turn off Cricket Wi-Fi Manager later.

Wifi Manager Turn on

Note: Cricket Wi-Fi Manager comes pre-loaded on Cricket-branded Android devices. See compatible phones

You'll love this full set of features.

Cricket Wi-Fi Manager makes saving your high-speed data easier than ever.

  • Wi-Fi Notifications: You won't need to search for hotspots again. You'll receive notifications every time you're close to an available network.
  • Radio Management: Cricket Wi-Fi Manager will intelligently turn on your Wi-Fi radio when you're close to an available network and will turn it off when it can't find quality Wi-Fi nearby.
  • Wi-Fi Prioritization: Want to make sure you always connect to your preferred hotspots? You can determine which hotspots you connect to first.
  • Auto-Authentication: Once you successfully connect to a hotspot for the first time, you won't have to login again. Cricket Wi-Fi Manager will remember your information.
  • Captive Portal Detection: If you like to connect at your favorite businesses, Cricket Wi-Fi Manager will bring up the login screen and let you sign in and accept the terms and conditions. You can even have Cricket Wi-Fi Manager remember how to login to these captive portals.
  • Poor Wi-Fi Avoidance: Forget the weak connections. Cricket Wi-Fi Manager will check the quality of your Wi-Fi signal and connect you to a stronger hotspot (or change to your cellular data) if the quality is poor.

To turn on Cricket Wi-Fi Manager, go to your Wi-Fi settings and tap Cricket Wi-Fi Manager.

On the Cricket Wi-Fi Manager welcome screen, tap the checkbox. Simply uncheck the box if you decide to turn off Cricket Wi-Fi Manager later.

Manage Settings

To adjust voicemail settings, tap the Menu icon on the Messages screen and then tap Settings.

The Settings screen includes:

  • Greetings: lets you change the type or record a new greeting
  • Change Password: reset your password
  • Convert to Text: makes your voicemail available in text format
  • Proximity Sensor: deactivates screen when you're on a call
  • Notifications: displays new message notifications in the status bar
  • Group by Contact: groups voicemail from the same caller together
  • About & Terms: lets you review corporate and legal information

Wi-Fi Manager FAQs

To turn on Cricket Wi-Fi Manager, go to your Wi-Fi settings page, select Cricket Wi-Fi Manager, and tap the checkbox. When a check mark appears in the box, Cricket Wi-Fi Manager is on. 

The first time you turn on Cricket Wi-Fi Manager, you will be asked to accept the End User License Agreement via a pop-up box. You must accept this by selecting I agree or you will not be able to turn on Cricket Wi-Fi Manager.

You can turn Cricket Wi-Fi Manager on or off at any time via the Wi-Fi settings page. Keep in mind you can control the Cricket Wi-Fi Manager only when a Cricket SIM is in your phone.
To turn off Cricket Wi-Fi Manager, go to your Wi-Fi settings page, select Cricket Wi-Fi Manager, and tap the checkbox. When the check mark disappears from the box, Cricket Wi-Fi Manager is off.

You can turn Cricket Wi-Fi Manager on or off at any time via the Wi-Fi settings page, as long as a Cricket SIM is in your phone.
When you see the Wi-Fi antenna icon in the tool bar at the top of your phone, you're connected!
Cricket Wi-Fi Manager runs silently in the background. To check whether Cricket Wi-Fi Manager is running, go to your Wi-Fi settings page, select Cricket Wi-Fi Manager, and look for a check mark in the box. If the box is checked and not greyed out, Cricket Wi-Fi Manager is running.
Cricket Wi-Fi Manager actively checks the quality of your Wi-Fi connection. If the Wi-Fi connection is poor or isn't functioning, Cricket Wi-Fi Manager will move you back to the cellular network.

You always have control. If at any time you want to disconnect from a Wi-Fi hotspot, go to Wi-Fi in your phone's settings, select the hotspot you would like to disconnect from, and select Disconnect. Cricket Wi-Fi Manager will note your preference and will not reconnect you to that hotspot.
Cricket Wi-Fi Manager actively checks the quality of your Wi-Fi connection while you are using it. You may move from one Wi-Fi hotspot to another or from Wi-Fi to cellular if the Wi-Fi fails to maintain a quality connection.

You always have control over which hotspots you use. If you get disconnected from a preferred hotspot, go to Wi-Fi in your phone's settings, and select the hotspot you would like to reconnect with. Cricket Wi-Fi Manager will note your preference and will reconnect you.
Not with the Cricket Wi-Fi Manager! It intelligently controls your Wi-Fi radio to search for Wi-Fi periodically. If not Wi-Fi is available, it will go into sleep mode to preserve your battery charge.
Cricket Wi-Fi Manager intelligently controls your Wi-Fi radio. It will turn it on when it senses that quality Wi-Fi may be available.
You always have control and can manually turn off your Wi-Fi radio anytime. Cricket Wi-Fi Manager will leave the radio off for at least 3 hours after you turn the radio off. To keep your Wi-Fi radio off indefinitely, turn off your Wi-Fi radio and turn off Cricket Wi-Fi Manager.
Cricket Wi-Fi Manager only works when a Cricket SIM is in your device. If you have removed your SIM card or have inserted a SIM card from another carrier, Cricket Wi-Fi Manager will not work. On the Cricket Wi-Fi Manager settings page, the option to turn the service on or off will be greyed out. Cricket Wi-Fi Manager saves the state of the settings checkbox selection when a Cricket SIM is removed so you do not have to manually turn it back on or off when you replace your Cricket SIM.
Cricket Wi-Fi Manager keeps track of frequently visited areas where Wi-Fi networks are detected. Cricket Wi-Fi Manager intelligently determines the best time to prompt you to connect to one or more of these frequently detected Wi-Fi networks.
The Wi-Fi notification prompt will tell you how many Wi-Fi networks are available at your current location. To view and connect to one of the networks, select View Networks, which will open your phone's Wi-Fi settings page. There you can choose a network and establish a connection. Cricket Wi-Fi Manager will note your choice and automatically connect you to a preferred Wi-Fi network during future visits to the same location.

You can instruct Cricket Wi-Fi Manager not to prompt you at a particular Wi-Fi hotspot location again for at least two days by choosing Remind Me Later.

The Wi-Fi notification will include a Never Remind Me Again button, once the Remind Me Later button has been used six times. The Cricket Wi-Fi Manager will never notify you again of available Wi-Fi networks. This allows you to turn off Wi-Fi prompting without disabling Cricket Wi-Fi Manager or losing access to the other helpful Wi-Fi management features.

Please note that your phone may have its own native Wi-Fi prompting features that will not be affected by this selection.