New Windows Phone 8.1 Wi-Fi settings shown on video

Last month we looked at new Wi-Fi settings to be included in Windows Phone 8.1. They were hidden away in the beta SDK, only to be subsequently discovered and published on our site, but now UnleashThePhones have recorded footage of the new settings and Wi-Fi Sense in action. 

The first feature itself is not entirely groundbreaking, but useful for many. Users will be able to turn off Wi-Fi for a pre-set duration, ranging from 1 hour, 4 hours, 1 day or manually. Afterwards, the Wi-Fi will pop on automatically. That feature could be useful if you know you’ll be away from home for a few hours, or if you’re at the movies.

WiFi Win 8.1

Wi-Fi Sense is the second feature shown in the video, which enables users to save cellular data usage by connecting to hotspots. These connections can then be shared with friends. It's a handy new addition to the arsenal of options when it comes to wireless networking on the go.

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Rich Edmonds
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Rich Edmonds was formerly a Senior Editor of PC hardware at Windows Central, covering everything related to PC components and NAS. He's been involved in technology for more than a decade and knows a thing or two about the magic inside a PC chassis. You can follow him on Twitter at @RichEdmonds.