Locale Wifi Hotspot Plug-in

Locale Wifi Hotspot Plug-in


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This is a plug-in for Locale ($10) or Tasker (5 CHF), which allows you to turn on/off the Wifi Hotspot functionality of your phone automatically.


To manually turn on/off the Hotspot functionality, use the "Hotspot Toggle" widget instead.

Please do not rate this app with 1 star if you failed to read or understand the previous paragraphs, because that is not the problem of this software. Thanks.

For Android 2.2 - Android 5.1. It uses an unsupported (but publicly available) API, so it might not work on your phone.

If you use the plugin, please rate it.

Note: This plug-in does NOT make your phone hotspot-capable if it was not before. It is also not intended to avoid any costs charged on you by the provider for using the Wifi Hotspot (Mobile AP).

If it does not work for you:
- Try turning on/off the hotspot functionality of your phone.
- Try using the "Hotspot Toggle" widget.

If you report failure, please report whether the ones above worked or not. Thanks!

Tested by me on the following phones (and it works):
- Google Nexus 1
- Google Nexus S
- Google Nexus 5 with Android 5.0 Lollipop.
- Samsung Galaxy Tab
- Samsung Galaxy S III (I9300)

Reported by users:
- Google Nexus 6
- Google Nexus 5 (Android KitKat) (1 report)
- Google Nexus 4 (1 report)
- Google Nexus 1 (1 report)
- Google Galaxy Nexus (1 report)
- Samsung Galaxy S 4 (1 report)
- Samsung Galaxy S 3 Mini (1 report)
- Samsung Galaxy S II Epic (1 report)
- Samsung Galaxy S II (4 reports)
- Samsung Galaxy Ace (1 report)
- Samsung Galaxy S (1 report)
- Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100) (2 reports)
- Samsung Galaxy Note (GT-N7000) (1 report)
- Dell Streak (1 report)
- HTC EVO (2 reports)
- HTC EVO 4G (1 report)
- HTC Desire (1 report)
- HTC Desire X (1 report)
- HTC Droid Razr (1 report)
- HTC Incredible 2 (1 report)
- HTC One V (1 report)
- HTC One SV (1 report)
- HTC m8 (1 report)
- LG Esteem (MS910) (1 report)
- Motorola Droid II (1 report)
- Motorola Droid Bionic (2 report)
- Motorola Moto G (1 report)
- Motorola Droid Maxx (1 report: on works, off doesn't)
- US Cellular SCH-R760 (Samsung Galaxy S II variant, 1 report)

Reported not working:
- HTC Wildfire (2 reports)
- HTC Wildfire S (1 report)
- HTC Sensation (2 reports)
- Touch 4G (1 report)
- HTC Thunderbolt (1 report)
- Verizon HTC Rezound (3 reports)

Please share your experience directly with me (by email) and I'll add your phone to the list. Reports last updated: 2015-05-02.

Keywords: Locale Plug-in, plugin, Wifi, Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Mobile AP, Access Point, Tether, Tethering, 3G, Connection sharing.

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Recently changed in this version

Updated to make it work in Lollipop (tested on Nexus 5 with Android 5.1).

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Comments and ratings for Locale Wifi Hotspot Plug-in
  • (35 stars)

    by Andrew Singleton on 10/03/2015

    Can't figure out how to disable the auto shutoff feature when 0 clients are connected for 5 minutes (HTC m8issue)

  • (35 stars)

    by Arabis jayfree on 05/02/2015


  • (35 stars)

    by Jason Smith on 09/10/2014

    I'm not sure if it is the app or the phone but it doesn't seem to work with my Samsung Note 3. I have tried several things but it doesn't work. The program acts like it is working then never turns the hotspot on. It did work once but I was never able to get it to work again. I have tried several different settings.

  • (35 stars)

    by Steven Moore on 06/08/2014


  • (35 stars)

    by Uuganaa Uugan on 30/07/2014


  • (35 stars)

    by Nick Begley on 16/06/2014

    Works as described on Nexus 5.

  • (35 stars)

    by Del Drew on 05/05/2014

    I can't get this plugin to work for Galaxy S5 on stock, unrooted, AT&T 4.4 ROM. Phone has an "checking for authorization" step when turning on hotspots that defeats all toggles I can find. Maybe with root and custom ROM?

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