Can I get these Bluetooth / GPS / Wifi controls?

Discussion in 'iOS Apps' started by jbrown, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. jbrown macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2002

    On my previous phone ( HTC Desire running Android ) I could get the following widgets that sat on my screen to offer me control.

    1) Turn Bluetooth on and off

    2) Turn Wifi on and off

    3) Turn GPS on and off.

    Can I get these ( or App equivelents ) for my iPhone 4s - rather than having to dig through settings to get to the controls?

    Many thanks

  2. jbrown thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jul 7, 2002
    They don't have to be individual Apps - maybe an App that does all these functions.

    Anyone know of any good ones. I'd like to say battery life when I don't need these functions.
  3. Stoo macrumors newbie

    Jul 21, 2011
    If I recall correctly, Apple don't allow apps to turn on/off these features as it could mean a malicious app could do things without the user knowing.

    You can however do this on a jailbreaked iPhone. There was a dashboard pull down (like the new notifications screen) that had buttons on for enabling/disabling GPS/BT/Wifi.
  4. pettifogger06 macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2011
    What is the Apple justification for not allowing a widget to do this? Does Apple just expect me to leave them all on, and if so, is there a legitimate basis for thinking that this won't shred my battery?

    Not being contentious. I switched from Android to Apple and am happy with it. However, this is one of a few things I simply don't get.
  5. kramjam macrumors 6502


    Feb 3, 2008
    I just keep the settings app open in my multi tasking bar and switch to it when I need to change something. Kind of annoying at times, but that's what we have to do.
  6. takeshi74 macrumors 601

    Feb 9, 2011
    No widgets in IOS. Stop assuming that IOS works the way Android does (same sort of thing we say on the Android forums).
  7. Stella macrumors G3


    Apr 21, 2003
    Apple's walled garden does not allow this type of functionality. Jailbreak is your answer.

    Yes, its annoying and slow - to turn on bluetooth and wifi i have to trawl through menus.. its slow and tedious. Apple should make shortcuts at least for WIFI. Having WIFI on when not required drains battery - especially since iOS insists on always connecting to known networks ( only way to stop this is to remove the network ).

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