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Is there a WiFi - On and Off - Toggle Button on the UI Interface? - For Android 2.2?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by abourne, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. abourne

    abourne Well-Known Member
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  2. joseamirandavelez

    joseamirandavelez Well-Known Member

    Are you sure you have a Hero?
  3. tatonka_Hero

    tatonka_Hero Android Expert

    if you're using 2.1, then yes, there's a widget for toggling wifi on/off. Add it the same way you add any other widget, and it's under the "settings" widget selection
  4. abourne

    abourne Well-Known Member
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    It is 2.1.

    I see a Settings widget button, but it's not the as the simple "On/Off" button I had before.

    Interestingly, in on of the scenes, it had it setup, but I can't find a way to get it through the menu.

    To be clearer:

    I have the Blue WiFi button retrieved through the widget. This takes me to the WiFi Settings area.

    I'm simply looking for the black and grey one-touch - on/off button.


    What are the specific steps / procedure to get to this shortcut button?
  5. tatonka_Hero

    tatonka_Hero Android Expert

    I'm not running the stock 2.1, but it should be the same...

    press the "+" on the homescreen, then select "widget", then scroll down to "settings" and select it, and there should be options for airplane mode, bluetooth, gps, mobile network, and WiFi. Each is a simple on and off 1x1 widget
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  6. ccapasso

    ccapasso Android Expert

    you can also add the power control widget
  7. eyebeam

    eyebeam Extreme Android User

    Non-rooted 2.1 and when I do this this I get a simple black/gray 1x1 WiFi on/off switch. I does not bring me to the settings screen.
  8. abourne

    abourne Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Great! That was it.

    I think what was confusing me is there are two widgets, one blue that gets you to the WiFi Settings menu. The other was the simple on/off button.


    Yes, I noticed that. It takes up a whole row and I was wondering about that one. Seems to have some useful properties as well.
  9. tatonka_Hero

    tatonka_Hero Android Expert

    right, a nice little toggle switch. No need to go into settings with that widget (which makes it VERY nice, and I use it every day).

    There's also one that is a shortcut to the settings menu so you can adjust the settings in each respective menu
  10. abourne

    abourne Well-Known Member
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    Yes, in fact, I'm debating which one I prefer at the moment.

    The first one, as you note, is quick and easy.

    The latter, however, is a nicer icon, and brings you right to the settings menu which leads you to a check box which can quickly be tapped, as well as viewing the status and various choices of wireless networks.

    Similar situation with the GPS button.

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