This weekend while out backpacking, I noticed that the Republic app kept switching on WiFi when I reboot the phone. The thing is, I keep my phone on airplane mode when in the woods to save battery while keeping it available to take photos. I also will shut the phone off completely at night for the same reason.
When I remember to re-disable wifi after Republic enables it, it’s an annoyance. If I forget, it could potentially leave me with a dead battery, missing out on photos and unable to contact anyone in case of emergency. I could also see this being a problem for someone rebooting their phone on an actual airplane.
I understand the reasoning for auto-enabling WiFi under normal circumstances. But auto-enabling WiFi while in airplane mode doesn’t save Republic any money, since the whole point is to not connect to cell towers. Would you please update the app to only auto-enable wifi when the cellular radio is on, and leave WiFi off if the phone is in airplane mode?