iPhone Force App To Override SBSettings Toggle

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by steiney, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. steiney macrumors 6502

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    Hello all,

    Does anyone know if it's possible to make an app override a toggle? I keep my cellular data toggle turned off throughout the day/night and just turn it on whenever I need cellular data access and turn it off when I'm done with it. I'm on a 250MB/month data plan and this enables me to stay far below the cap and have plenty of data for emergencies when needed without worrying about going over the cap.

    I've been doing this for two months now and the only drawback I've encountered is that iMessages don't come through until I get to a wifi network because they only travel over the cellular data or internet. They cannot come through the voice radio like standard text messages can.

    So, I'm wanting to see if there is a way to get the Messages app to override the cellular data toggle and always have access to the cellular data. I'm guessing this is not possible but figured I'd ask her just to be sure.

    It's occurred to me that I could Firewall iP to block over single app accept Messages from accessing the cellular data, however the problems with that are:

    1. When I need to briefly give another app cellular data access, I would have to open Firewall iP, scroll to that app and flip the switch, and do the same when I'm done.
    2. Even with every app's cellular data access turned off by Firewall iP, the OS itself seems to still use a large amount of data in the background which eats into my monthly allotment significantly.

    Any help or suggestions are appreciated!

    Thanks in advance,

    steiney
     
  2. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    Have you tried to use the toggle in the messages app settings that allows them to come thru as a text message when iMessage is not available?
     
  3. steiney thread starter macrumors 6502

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    As far as I know/understand, that toggle refers to when you are the sender of a message. So, if I send someone an iMessage and they are not available via iMessage, then the message can be transmitted via standard text message protocol.

    This actually would be a solution for me if I could be sure that everyone had that option enabled in their Messages settings, however a lot of people don't, and when they send me a text message and I have my iMessage turned off, their messages just sit in limbo waiting for me to re-enable iMessage. If a given person doesn't have that toggle enabled on their end to send the message as a regular message, they likely won't realize I didn't receive the message and will just think I'm not responding. I used messages a lot for business communication, as silly as that sounds, so I can't risk someone thinking I'm ignoring them.
     
  4. HankHowdy macrumors 68040

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    It should work both ways. Give it a try. Couldn't hurt.
     
  5. steiney thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I actually tried that already before posting here initially. I appreciate the suggestion, though!
     
  6. goobot macrumors 603

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    Actually i don't think so since not everyone would want to pay the fee for it being a text msg.
     

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