Control Center - no 3G toggle?


bitsoda

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Having a cellular data toggle is way more useful to me than a WiFi one. This is especially true if you're like me, and get near your data cap toward the end of your monthly plan.
 

BvizioN

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Having a cellular data toggle is way more useful to me than a WiFi one. This is especially true if you're like me, and get near your data cap toward the end of your monthly plan.
For some, but not everyone.

I do keep using wifi toggle every day but very rarely data toggle. When i go over my data I know because they throtle it and it takes ages just to open a page.
 

Megakazbek

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This is again a trouble with Apple that they think restricting customization is a good thing. For me, having 3G and cellular data switches is much more useful than Airplane mode (too rarely used) and Wi-Fi (can't even think who'd ever use this). I'd like to set up Control Center so that it gives me access to MY frequently used features, not of spherical target audience in vacuum that Apple's marketing is theorizing about.
 

Serban

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i think its more usefull to add 3g/lte and remove brightness, to let that automatically adjust brightness from settings tab
 

globalist

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This is again a trouble with Apple that they think restricting customization is a good thing. For me, having 3G and cellular data switches is much more useful than Airplane mode (too rarely used) and Wi-Fi (can't even think who'd ever use this). I'd like to set up Control Center so that it gives me access to MY frequently used features, not of spherical target audience in vacuum that Apple's marketing is theorizing about.
You sir have pretty much nailed it.

I'm personally staying jailbroken on iOS 5.1.3. Sbsettings toggles + Google maps app = best of both worlds. :D
 

darngooddesign

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Having a cellular data toggle is way more useful to me than a WiFi one. This is especially true if you're like me, and get near your data cap toward the end of your monthly plan.
During a one month period, the number of times you need to ineract with wifi networks is far greater than needing to cut off 3G due to a data cap. I do think they should allow users to determine which toggles they want.
 

Mr Rabbit

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Let Apple know!

The beta is still in version 1 and obviously still very young. We don't know if Apple will ever add it but one thing is certain, they won't if people don't suggest it using the appropriate channels.

FWIW, I disagree. I'm on a grandfathered unlimited plan through AT&T so I'm not hypersensitive to my data usage but I can imagine that would be nice. However, text messaging (SMS, MMS), many many apps, visual voicemail all require cellular data. By killing that connection you are killing those features. Apple historically likes to keep things simple for the majority of users (think about Grandpa, Mom, Cousin so & so). By adding a button that can be tapped quite easily by accident (a swipe up and a misplaced tap) they are creating both a support nightmare (1000's of calls daily by the aforementioned group complaining) and an easily faltered user experience for those same folks. Sure, Airplane mode puts you in a similar boat but it's usefulness is easily argued to be much greater as it's a quick way to kill the radios when boarding a plane or walking into a meeting.

Apple KB article explaining core cell data usage

Just some food for thought.
 
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Carlanga

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Having a cellular data toggle is way more useful to me than a WiFi one. This is especially true if you're like me, and get near your data cap toward the end of your monthly plan.
if you are getting to the end and you want to turn it off you wont need easy access to touch the toggle everyday since it's going to be off, wifi on the other hand can vary throughout the day.

I find a 3G toggle in control center for easy access to be unnecessary.
 

Orka

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Yeah, i fing it strange that they copied sbs settings app yet somehow left out 3G toggle. May be like someone already said, it'l be one of revolutionary IOS8 features:D

I don't need 3G all the time because my battery lasts so much longer on 2g gsm network. I only use 3g when i urgently need very fast internet connection and there is no wifi around.

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if you are getting to the end and you want to turn it off you wont need easy access to touch the toggle everyday since it's going to be off, wifi on the other hand can vary throughout the day.

I find a 3G toggle in control center for easy access to be unnecessary.
Do you think that brightness control is more necessary for easy access?
 

globalist

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Let Apple know!

The beta is still in version 1 and obviously still very young. We don't know if Apple will ever add it but one thing is certain, they won't if people don't suggest it using the appropriate channels.
Seeing as Apple have gone to all these lenghts to copy the idea of SBSettings, I'm sure letting them know that there's a 3G/data toggle they somehow omitted, won't quite be the big revelation you're maybe hoping for. :D

FWIW, I disagree. I'm on a grandfathered unlimited plan through AT&T so I'm not hypersensitive to my data usage but I can imagine that would be nice. However, text messaging (SMS, MMS), many many apps, visual voicemail all require cellular data. By killing that connection you are killing those features.
To be fair, the topic of this thread is 3G toggle, not sure why people (including you) keep bringing up Data toggle.... It is useful to toggle 3G off to:

a) get at least good Edge signal when in a weak 3G-coverage area
b) save battery life

Way more useful than airplane mode IMO.
 
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Daveoc64

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I mentioned it before in a similar thread, but remember that toggles for:

-3G
-LTE
-Cellular Data
-Personal Hotspot

Will be device, carrier and even account specific.

All of the toggles in iOS 7 now will work on all of the supported devices.

The added complexity of controlling what is/isn't shown and how exactly unavailable features would he hidden/disabled could be why Apple has not added toggles for those things.
 

horus7

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I love it when people respond to others that pinpoint a need (their own and maybe others) that apple left out and someone responds ... "that isn't necessary".

I just installed iOS 7 and the feature I most miss is the 3g and gps toogle that I had on my jailbreaked iphone 4s.

It would be very usefull for many people (and wouldn't hurt the others) ,wouldn't take much space, but they left it out...people get so defensive of apple's bad choices... :b (rant over)
 

Tyler23

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I love it when people respond to others that pinpoint a need (their own and maybe others) that apple left out and someone responds ... "that isn't necessary".

I just installed iOS 7 and the feature I most miss is the 3g and gps toogle that I had on my jailbreaked iphone 4s.

It would be very usefull for many people (and wouldn't hurt the others) ,wouldn't take much space, but they left it out...people get so defensive of apple's bad choices... :b (rant over)
I'm just curious as to why you would need/want a 3G toggle? Not trying to put anyone down - I just don't understand what the use of it would be? Want to learn from those that say they want it.
 

adam044

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I never toggle cellular data I don't see the point in that at all. I will turn LTE off when I'm home because I'm on the boarder of it so it bounces back and forth and eats battery but why would someone turn off data? To have a fancy paperweight?
 

squeakr

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Everyone has their own needs and expectations. I like the idea of selecting what to apply to the control center (kind of like how you can change what appears in the dock. I would rather see the VPN toggle than the rotation lock. I don't even know anyone that uses that, even on an ipad.