3G S: Toggling Bluetooth and WIFI easier?

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  1. titaniummd macrumors member

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    One gripe I have about the iPhone 3G is that I have to go to settings to toggle WIFI and Bluetooth. So, I just keep Bluetooth on but keep WIFI off, as a default. I read that there were no apps that toggle these settings for the 3G, but will there be something for the 3G S?
     
  2. paulold macrumors 6502

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    Hey Apple Developers... How's this for a simple solution... If you want to turn WiFi on/off, turn on/off Airplane Mode, etc, simply press and hold the symbol next to the AT&T bars at the top of the screen. This could pop up a few choices. Why bury these commonly used functions in the Settings screens? Just a thought...
     
  3. chagle macrumors newbie

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    Agreed! I did JB my iPhone and had easy toggles to do this.. but I have now vanilla software again and turning these options off - IS A PAIN! :-(
     
  4. zachplaysguitar macrumors 6502

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    This is exactly what I thought would be integrated at some point. It's so intuitive.
     
  5. shrimpdesign macrumors 6502a

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    I wish Apple copied Android just a little, and let your "pull-down" the menu bar to reveal a quick settings drawer. 3G, Bluetooth, Airplane mode, Wifi.
     
  6. Phil A. Moderator

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    Wirelessly posted (iPod touch 32GB: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 3_0 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/528.18 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Mobile/7A341 Safari/528.16)

    It's a great idea but unfortunately impossible for any app that uses the official SDK (ie goes in the app store and can be installed on a non jailbroken phone) to access that part of the phone...
     
  7. shrimpdesign macrumors 6502a

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    He said Apple Developers, as in, the people who write the iPhone OS.
     
  8. Phil A. Moderator

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    You're right - sorry - ignore my last comment then ;)
     
  9. Dr. Cabrera macrumors 65816

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    I would kill for some custom shortcuts or customizable menu's

    turning 3G on and off is annoying, but you get use to it fast
     
  10. adammull macrumors 6502a

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    I turn wifi on and off about 20 times a day. Will it really kill the battery that much? Should I just leave it on?
     
  11. The General macrumors 601

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    I pretty much never turn wifi off. Why would I? And bluetooth? Always off.
     
  12. theDUB macrumors 6502a

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    I turn wifi on/off frequently as well and agree that it's a pain in the butt.
     
  13. ItsGavinC macrumors 6502

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    If you're connecting to that many networks each day, I'd just leave it on. Try it for yourself and see if it has makes a difference in battery. It may make a difference, but you have to ask yourself it that difference is better or worse then navigating the menus 20x a day!

    I connect to my home network sometimes (maybe 2-3 times a week) and my network at work occasionally (maybe once every 2 weeks), so I leave it off by default.
     
  14. Phil A. Moderator

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    WiFi turns off automatically when the phone locks / goes to sleep so I don't know how much power you would save by turning it on and off all the time
     
  15. RKilbane20 macrumors 6502a

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    I dont use bluetooth but i do have my wifi on always. I only use it when im at home so i have it not search for wifi hotspot. My battery is fine. When i turn my phone it shows my wifi off then when i click anything it clicks on.
     
  16. ttech10 macrumors 6502

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    Why do you turn it on/off so much?

    My WiFi is ALWAYS on, even when I'm out around town and just using 3G. I don't really see a point in it, I still get good battery life.
     
  17. instaxgirl macrumors 65816

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    What's the name of the JB app? I've been meaning to get this for ages.
     
  18. Abyssgh0st macrumors 68000

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    That's quite feasible since Apple Developers (as myself) are not allowed to access or use those features.
     
  19. adammull macrumors 6502a

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    Well I was doing it because I thought it would save battery life. I won't be doing that anymore. :D
     

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