WiFi on/off app

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  1. My-phone

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    I realize that to turn on/off your wifi and/or bluetooth, you go into settings and turn them on/off. I am looking for something on the 'desktop' that is always there and quick to use. You would think there would be such an app.

    I have a VZW iPhone 4 running 6.1.3
     
  2. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    You'd have to jailbreak your iPhone to have that feature.

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  3. Jeepinkj

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    When you jail break and run all that extra stuff does it run your battery down faster.. That's why I haven't jail broke mine yet cause never knew this


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  4. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    I've noticed very little difference in battery life between being stock and jailbroken. That's just me, though.
     
  5. Europa

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    I'm not sure why, but Apple is adamantly opposed to settings toggles. They increase ease of use and improve the user experience. I don't see how Apple could possibly think they are confusing. If you can't jailbreak, there is nothing currently available. There have been options for stock iPhones in the past though. In the fall of 2011, when 5.0 first came out, Jeff Brodrick made some classy settings toggles that worked as shortcuts. They worked beautifully and could be placed on the homescreen or in a folder. They were a great alternative to SBSettings at the time since an iPhone 4S jailbreak wouldn't become available for another several months. Apple quickly disabled them with an iOS update. Here's a screenshot of mine from 2011. I threw a flashlight app into the folder. It was the only one I needed that wasn't included as a toggle.
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    Before of after that, I was never able to find a stock app for WiFi, but there used to be one for Bluetooth. Apparently, Apple pulled it shortly thereafter because it is no longer available either. Hopefully 7.0 will include settings toggles; they are long overdue.
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  6. Anna Harris

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    There are so many such apps available via cydia, but for that you need to jailbreak your iPhone.
     
  7. Santa

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    I'd forgotten about those non-jailbreak toggles. They were a cool fix.


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  8. Jeepinkj

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    So how is jailbreak on the battery


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  9. My-phone

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    I know about jailbreaking. Unfortunately, I upgraded to 6.1.3. The semi untethered jb is a pain in the ass. I appreciate the input though.

    I have found (in the past) that jbs use a little more battery than the iOS's. From my experience...
     
  10. Europa

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    About the same. Just try to avoid running stuff that increases battery drain such as video wallpaper.
     
  11. My-phone

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    Thanks for jacking the thread for questions about battery life
     
  12. Napoleon PhoneApart

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    And thanks for being so civil about it.
     
  13. RoofMonkey

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    I don't think 1 comment / question is hijacking a thread...
     
  14. Europa

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    Agreed. Especially since the OP's question was already answered in detail and he had no further questions.
     
  15. Jeepinkj

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    Thanks for the help


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