New App Turns Bluetooth On and Off With One Touch

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A frequent complaint amongst some iPhone power users is the number of steps it takes to toggle Bluetooth on and off. It takes the user four steps -- Settings/General/Bluetooth/Toggle -- to turn it on or off. However, a just-launched app aims to make the task much simpler.

Bluetooth OnOff launched last night and enables the toggling of Bluetooth with just a tap -- or even, via a blank toggle, simply by launching the app. To do this, head to the app’s settings panel in Settings and toggle the unlabeled switch there, kill the app through the multitasking tray and relaunch it.

It's a universal app, for iPhone and iPad -- however, this sort of direct control of Bluetooth is prohibited by Apple's iOS app guidelines and it's unclear how long Apple will allow the app to remain on the App Store.

Bluetooth OnOff is $0.99 on the App Store. [Direct Link]

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111 months ago
I would love this for Wi-Fi! I can't count the number of times I've gotten stuck on a Wi-Fi network that isn't working right, either the signal is too low, or it's bogged down with users, or has no Internet access.
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111 months ago
Now a similar app for WiFi, please.
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111 months ago
Wow, how did this even get approved?

If Apple pulls the app, will they still pay the developer?
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111 months ago
This Bluetooth On/Off feature should be built into SIRI, not as a paid App. Shame on you Apple for allowing it to be sold. :mad: :mad: :mad:
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111 months ago

Is it still fair that the dev who made this Bluetooth app gets paid for directly violating the guidelines? Just wondering, as it's not fair to the other developers who could make these kind of apps, but not get approved.


There should be a clause that if an app gets pulled for violation after, everyone that bought it gets a refund, whether that is full or less Apple's 30%, I don't care.

I bought Comic Book Mobi when the first iPad came out for like $15.
The dev circumvented Apple rules by allowing USB loading (which oddly, is allowed today).
Apple took his app down.
I had to fight and scream to get my money back.
To me, part of the purchase price is future support.
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111 months ago

This is much to do about nothing!
The reason the bluetooth setting is buried is because it is supposed to stay ON so it is available when YOU need it.

I want a bluetooth connection when I get in my car or when I get home or when I use my bluetooth headset. There is no point to be fiddling with settings just so I can save .00000001 watts of power.

Just my $.99 opinion ;-)


to me the on and off is not the problem. it's the having to manually connect each time to the speakers i have in my house. I have 2 hooked up to airport express and 2 bluetooth. the bluetooth one's are a pain to deal with bc you have to manually connect each time. on and off isn't the problem.
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