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Old June 12th, 2012, 09:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Where is the hotspot icon?

Turning the wireless hotspot on requires digging though several of the settings menus ( settings>wireless and network>tethering and portable hotspot). One day, though no doing of my own that I know of, an icon for the hotspot appeared in my applications screen. I was able to drag this icon onto my main screen and the activate the hotspot directly without going through the setting menu. I recently had to reset my phone to factory condition and now I can't find that icon for the hotspot. Any ideas?
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Old June 15th, 2012, 01:17 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't have it in my applications either, but I do remember a shortcut for something like that when I first got my phone.

Instead of adding it as an "app" you can add it as a "shortcut".

Long press on the home screen -> Shortcuts -> Settings -> WiFi Hotspot or Wifi Settings

This will add the icon to your homepage. Hope this solves your issue.
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You could try loading up the "Power Controls" app by Painless Death from the Play store. It's a free widget you can customize that loads up in your notifications area. You can add a shortcut to turn on and off Wi-Fi hotspots there.
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I don't have it in my applications either, but I do remember a shortcut for something like that when I first got my phone.

Instead of adding it as an "app" you can add it as a "shortcut".

Long press on the home screen -> Shortcuts -> Settings -> WiFi Hotspot or Wifi Settings

This will add the icon to your homepage. Hope this solves your issue.
Close, but no cigar. I can shortcut to settings, but not to wireless>hotspot.

It's weird, almost like someone is intentionally hiding the hotspot cheese. But thanks anyway.
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Turning the wireless hotspot on requires digging though several of the settings menus ( settings>wireless and network>tethering and portable hotspot). One day, though no doing of my own that I know of, an icon for the hotspot appeared in my applications screen. I was able to drag this icon onto my main screen and the activate the hotspot directly without going through the setting menu. I recently had to reset my phone to factory condition and now I can't find that icon for the hotspot. Any ideas?
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I have the same exact issue. For me to turn on the hotspot is very tedious

Think this maybe a Samsung thing as my HTC did not have this issue. I only wish Android phones would be as easy to use as ios ones.

So any answer on how to create a shortcut to hotspot?
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My wife's Skyrocket is updated to the most current (Oct 25th update) version of ICS, so I do not know if it matters, but to get the shortcut on her homescreen I did:

1. Long press on home screen
2. Selected the green arrow that said shortcuts
3. Selected the gear that said settings shortcut
4. Scrolled down to the bottom and seleced the phone with blue waves on the side that says Wi-Fi Hotspot.

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