Power Toggles app for Android

Android KitKat on the smartphone is a step backwards in one way: changing any setting lies three clicks away. First, I need to pull down the notification drawer, then click on the settings icon on the top right and then I need one more click to change the setting I want. This is too much work for settings which you need to just toggle: wireless, Bluetooth, auto rotation of display, brightness and location. The solution to these woes is Power Toggles.

Power Toggles can be used to add toggle buttons for your most common settings in a row at the top of the notifications drawer. You can choose to put toggles there and also other applications itself in that row. The app puts a temperature icon by default at the top of the display, which I turn off by choosing Not pinned and no icon in the Position setting. You can also choose a Theme or colors to your fancy.

Android Lollipop (5.0.2)

Note that many of the toggles do not work well with Android Lollipop (5.0.2):

  • Brightness
  • Auto-rotate

These are better handled from the default Android notification screen itself.

Tried with: Power Toggles 5.6.1, Android 4.4.3 and Moto G

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