Wished they had a drop down to on/off wifi/bluetooth/airplane mode etc

aneftp

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I think iOS is rock solid. IOS6 isn't a "big upgrade" compared to the jump from iOS5.

Wondering why Apple doesn't create an easy short cut to have a drop down menu to access bluetooth/wifi/airplane mode.

Of course, the pull down brings up the notifications. But apple can easily made a 2-3 finger pull down to access the short cut for bluetooth/wifi/airplane mode.

This has pretty much been a simple request for the past 4 years with each IOS upgrade on the iPhone.

Yes, Samsung has had this drop down on their Android phones for the past 2 years already.
 

WesCole

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Jul 1, 2010
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They wouldn't even really need to have a separate gesture for the pull down menu. Just add a small line in the current notification pull down with a few toggle switches, similar to the weather widget.

I agree that it would be very handy...if you jailbreak your phone, you can already get this functionality.
 

frayne182

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Oct 1, 2012
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I would love that as well.

I mean I like how they put Bluetooth on the main screen in Settings, but this feature would be great.

Or the ability to even put on/off switches on the main screen or something. But notifications would be a good spot.
 

TG1

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Loved having this on my jailbroken iPhone 4 via SBSettings. Look forward to having it again.
 

Zcott

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Because they don't want you to have to toggle those settings. Wifi and Bluetooth can stay on without sucking too much battery, and airplane mode is only two clicks away.
 

cmChimera

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Because they don't want you to have to toggle those settings. Wifi and Bluetooth can stay on without sucking too much battery, and airplane mode is only two clicks away.
Battery life isn't the only concern. A slow wifi connection may make the user wish to switch to LTE. Having to go to settings for this is cumbersome.
 

fisherking

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Jul 16, 2010
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i often find, running around manhattan, that my phone is 'connected' to a wifi network (a commercial wifi network.

if i try to, for example, check email, i can't get in. so i have to go turn airport off, THEN i can check email, then later, i turn it back on.

with my jb'd 3Gs, and sbssettings, i swipe across the top of the screen, uncheck wifi from the dropdown options, and am good.

am genuinely enjoying iOS 6, and...genuinely waiting for a jailbreak... :D
 

Lukkee24

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Sep 20, 2011
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I find that I don't need to toggle those switches too often anyway, and when I do, the current way of doing so is fine for me personally. I wouldn't want it in the drop down, so if they did add it; I'd like to think it would be optional and that you could disable it when you wanted to.
 

nuckinfutz

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Jul 3, 2002
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I think iOS is rock solid. IOS6 isn't a "big upgrade" compared to the jump from iOS5.

Wondering why Apple doesn't create an easy short cut to have a drop down menu to access bluetooth/wifi/airplane mode.

Of course, the pull down brings up the notifications. But apple can easily made a 2-3 finger pull down to access the short cut for bluetooth/wifi/airplane mode.

This has pretty much been a simple request for the past 4 years with each IOS upgrade on the iPhone.

Yes, Samsung has had this drop down on their Android phones for the past 2 years already.
It's because that's an Android thing. Apple doesn't want it's users micro-managing their phone. True conversation with a former Android user.

"Wow my iPhone 4S has such great battery life compared to my last phone"

another another true conversation with iPhone user who upgraded to the 4S from an older iPhone

"I like the 4S but the battery kind of sucks"

Android users are used to toggles and a bunch of other BS so that their battery lasts. iPhones users expect good battery without having to turn off essential features.
 

frayne182

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Oct 1, 2012
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It's because that's an Android thing. Apple doesn't want it's users micro-managing their phone. True conversation with a former Android user.

"Wow my iPhone 4S has such great battery life compared to my last phone"

another another true conversation with iPhone user who upgraded to the 4S from an older iPhone

"I like the 4S but the battery kind of sucks"

Android users are used to toggles and a bunch of other BS so that their battery lasts. iPhones users expect good battery without having to turn off essential features.
I have never expected good battery life out of my iPhone lol
 

Zcott

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Oct 18, 2009
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Battery life isn't the only concern. A slow wifi connection may make the user wish to switch to LTE. Having to go to settings for this is cumbersome.
That's why Apple added - but mysteriously pulled! - the 'use cellular when wifi unavailable' option in one of the later betas. I wouldn't be surprised if this made a comeback later.
 
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