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  1. JayAaroBe

    JayAaroBe Member

    Hi everyone, I'm new to Android but so far I love it! I just got the Droid Bionic and most things work perfectly, but there's one thing I can't figure out that's frustrating me. On my home screen, I have been able to add an icon that toggles WiFi on/off with a simple click. I want the same thing but with the "data enabled" setting but I can't figure out how to do it.

    The reason is that I often times need to turn my data connection on/off for various reasons (save battery or not consume too much data, etc.).

    The long and time-consuming way of enabling/disabling data is: Settings>Battery & data manger>Data delivery>Data enabled (check/uncheck).

    There has to be a way to add shortcut to the home screen just like the WiFi toggle. But I tried adding a shortcut to "settings>..." and there is no option to add a shortcut for the "Data enabled" setting.

    I imagine there are others like me who have encountered the same problem. Any help is much appreciated.


    EDIT: I resolved the issue. See my post below (post # 12) for more details.

  2. UncleMike

    UncleMike Well-Known Member

  3. bulla16

    bulla16 Active Member

    Add the Power Control widget to your home screen. It toggles WiFi, Data, Display Brightness, GPS, and Bluetooth in a simple little tool. Very easy and always on the home screen that way.
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  4. MechGator

    MechGator Member

    The Power Control Widget has an Auto-Sync toggle but not a Data Delivery toggle. I also want to be able to completely sever the mobile data. If you toggle off the Auto-Sync it doesn't disable all data traffic.

    I use Data Enabler Widget by farproc. Works perfect. Simple toggle on/off. Just like I had with my Eris/Sense.. Don't know why it isn't stock like other toggles.
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  5. bulla16

    bulla16 Active Member

    Ah, my bad MechGator, thanks for the clarification.
  6. Coronach

    Coronach Well-Known Member

    Another way to do it would be the airplane mode toggle, though this would obviously do more than just data.
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  7. marine one

    marine one Well-Known Member

    I'm using one called Data Enabler Widget by Farproc. It does what it says and just might be what you're looking for.
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  8. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian VIP Member

    The one in the HTC phone(s) may be a customized one made by HTC as a part of Sense UI. Hence, it would explain why it is not found in Motorola phones.
  9. heatherbrooke8

    heatherbrooke8 New Member

    Every time I install an app, a shortcut is created on my home screen. Originally they were installing to the apps area and I could add them to my home screen if I wanted to. Now they always pop up on my home screen. How can I undo this without having to delete them every time I download something? Thanks
  10. ThorSkaagi

    ThorSkaagi Well-Known Member

    Try DataSwitch.
  11. Duckster

    Duckster Well-Known Member

    Data Switch

    I used Data Switch and it works GREAT!
  12. JayAaroBe

    JayAaroBe Member

    As MechGator first recommended above, I tried "Data Enabler" and it solved my issue perfectly. Thanks to everyone for your input! :)
  13. kickbutkuss

    kickbutkuss Well-Known Member

    Search for quick settings in the market and give it a try I really like the widget!

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