Power Toggles

Power Toggles

1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Lots of toggle buttons
  • Highly customizable
  • Automatic integration in the status bar
Cons
  • Missing icons for launching apps.
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Expert's Review
7.4
Great

"What a setting widget must be"

Reviewed by / Oct 14, 2013

Power Controls allows you to created a customized widget to control all kind of settings

Widget can contains between 2 and 8 customized toggle buttons, including WiFi, Screen brightness, Bluetooth, data connection, GPS or even tethering. Add as many toggle as you want (there are up to 14). You can set default button color, busy/unknown color and active color. Once done, enable it and it will be automatically add to your status bar.

You can choose not to display power controls icon in the status bar. However, when you roll down the blind, there will be the toggle buttons you've set.

From Home, you can see and customize brightness, screen timeout and icon for GPRS Toggle. The app is set in a good-looking layout, easy to use and highly configurable. No ads, no complaints, recommendable.

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Developer's original description available here
An advanced power control widget. FREE and No ads

For creating a Tasker toggle, refer http://powertoggles.com/tasker.html
For concerns regarding SuperUser permission: http://m.powertoggles.com/help.php?e=26 , https://plus.google.com/103583939320326217147/posts/T9xnMJEnzf1

(****** Note: Do not install on SD card ******)
**Call phone permission is required for adding direct call shortcuts on the widget.

Contains 40+ toggles including
Wifi
Mobile Data (3G/4G)
Bluetooth (toggle, discovery and tether),
Flashlight
Custom application shortcut
Custom system shortcuts
And many more...

Supports homescreen widgets and notification widget. Also supports expandable notification widget on Jelly Beans and above.
Lockscreen widgets on android 4.2+
Many customization options like changing color theme and icons for individual toggles.

Backup and share widget settings from the widget configure screen (Menu > Import / Export) as well as various themes for multi-icon toggles and battery toggle.

Permissions:
android.permission.ACCESS_SUPERUSER: Required for running root commands. No effect on non-rooted phones. Users will still get the prompt asking for permission when running root command. http://m.powertoggles.com/help.php?e=26
android.permission.CAMERA: Required for the flashlight to work.
android.permission.SYSTEM_ALERT_WINDOW: required to display a toggle choice popup when using notification widget (Only on gingerbread)

Note: on gingerbread, direct notification toggle is not possible. The clicking the notification widget, it displays a popup to choose an action.

FAQ
1) Can the GPS toggle be single click instead of a shortcut to system settings?
No. Direct GPS toggle is not possible due to security restrictions on android.

2) Where is the 4G toggle button or the 2G toggle button?
There is an unified mobile data toggle button, which should work for all networks (2G/3G/4G). On some mobiles Wimax toggle would also work.
Simply add this toggle and change the icon on the global settings screen. The icon is only for the display purpose and serve no functionality changes.

3) The flashlight is not working on my device.
Flashlight is only supported on a limited number of devices. I am not able to support many devices as I don’t have access to those.

4) Can the notification widget icon be removed.
No. Current android API does not support a notification without an icon. You can instead use a transparent icon or a battery icon.

5) The notification widget is pushed to the bottom when a new notification arrives.
Android currently does not support adding a notification which is always on the top. You can enable an accessibility service which pushes the widget on the top whenever a new notification arrives.
On the main application screen, click the pin icon in the notification section, and enable the “Power Controls” accessibility service to make the widget pin to the top of the notification area.

Feel free to suggest more toggle button ideas.
Please go through the Help and FAQ section in the app (fully searchable) twice before reporting a bug, most likely it is already answered there.
It is difficult for me to reply to each email individually, some of the emails may get lost in the huge list of unread mails. If you do not get a reply within a week, ping me again.

Recently changed in this version

Version 5.2.5
Added option to rename shortcuts in toggle folders

Version 5.2
Option to run a battery service instead of polling
Configurable double click interval


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Comments and ratings for Power Toggles
  • (74)

    by Christopher Crowley on 09/04/2014

    Small bar with multiple control and ui options, very stable and frequent updates. Highly recommended and do recommend to others. Works on Droid RAZR MAXX 4.1.2 and NEXUS 7 (2013) 4.4.2

  • (74)

    by inayat malek on 09/04/2014

    Very useful app, control many options in just one click.....

  • (74)

    by Levi Peterson on 08/04/2014

    I love this. Works great with my old gingerbread that doesn't have stock notification toggles. Only 4 stars though cause it's picky on letting you change icons. Maybe an icon pack plugin in the future? Also, is great for booting into recovery so I can fla

  • (74)

    by Christos Vasiloglou on 08/04/2014

    It's the best of its kind. Please add a vertical widget option too, it'd be really cool

  • (74)

    by Jeehan Sentanu on 08/04/2014

    Great app!

  • (74)

    by zephyrr dh on 08/04/2014

    Love this app! Simple and elegant~ Easy to use and works perfectly for me

  • (74)

    by dave greaves on 08/04/2014

    Gps notification keeps flashing on and off periodically for no reason.