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  • quarkhopper Level 1 (0 points)

    They are now broken for me.

  • MuckyDuck Level 1 (10 points)

    I guess Apple feels i don't need this since 5.1 killed the widely available solution.


    Time to be a good fan boi and buy more AAPL.

  • quarkhopper Level 1 (0 points)

    Well, wait a minute. Remember Ockham’s Razor? The simplest explanation is that they just fixed a bug in their browser and of course that breaks the functionality of something that exploited that bug to, well, do something nice. They probably knew it would break it too, but I don’t think they hated the nice thing.  Yes, of course I’m all for having shortcuts on my home screen for settings. This took away my shortcuts, but I actually think it’s good to shore up what could have been an exploit in their mobile browser. I’m not an expert on security, and I hope they really do make shortcuts a feature in the future (you can make great usability improvements by looking at the ways people break your product to get what they want), but I just can’t believe that it was malicious without a little more evidence. Software development would be a ludicrous process if you had to address every bug as though it was a possible feature and build a new feature around it. I’m sad that the shortcuts are gone, but I can’t blame them for it.

  • ds9boon Level 1 (5 points)

    If you don't turn bluetooth off and on.  Read no further.   (include airplane and call forwarding).


    Simple quick shortcuts to bluetooth are most useful to people who have more than 1 iphone.


    e.g. - 1 car - 1 car kit - 1 keyboard - but want to change from iPhoneA to iPhoneB whilst on 'call hold'.


    There are functions that work readily.  If you have an Iphone and 1 ipad - and 1 Keyboard - you want to be able to disable/enable as quickly as possible.


    It is a valid request.  A valid concern for usability.


    If this was a customisable option,  - then it would not be an issue for anyone.  Options are good things. 

    And no - an option like this would not create and overhead.



  • CL12341234 Level 1 (0 points)

    Completely agree - a very valid concern for usability. In my case, the Bluetooth interferes with baby monitors on in the house. So every time I come home in car, 4 steps to switch off , 4 steps to switch back on when leaving the house. Cant even go back to 5.0 after updating to 5.1 to use a shortcut app that I have paid for and can no longer use on 5.1. I really hope Apple can add this feature in future updates.

  • schiss152 Level 1 (0 points)

    I think that is a great idea and question to apple. What about making a shortcut on the home screen for power profiles that you can create? I know that if I stream music using the 3G and use Bluetooth head set that the battery dies in about 8 hrs or less. I turn off the 3G and leave on the Wifi when I am at work so battery lasts since I don't get cell phone reception in my building and it helps greatly. The manual fetching of email was also a big difference in battery live versus push!

  • roaminggnome Level 10 (95,062 points)

    You are not addressing Apple here at all.


    You can leave feedback for Apple at:


  • MuckyDuck Level 1 (10 points)

    I thought Apple was "special" company and would know to monitor BBS chatter regarding it's offerings - particularly one it hosts.

  • Snowglider Level 1 (5 points)

    Bluetooth OnOff by 'JUNG DISK' has just appeared on the app store in the uk. And it works. 69p. Surprised Apple let it through though. Guess they might remove it at any time.

  • CurlyCajun Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, Snowglider.  I saw your message, and purchased it here in the US also.  It works great, but it's a shame that we have to spend a buck on something that should be free...

  • ds9boon Level 1 (5 points)

    Working APP - for $0.99  (AUD).


    The app - Bluetooth Manager by TIMO works under the iOS 5.1.1


    NOT FOR JailBroken phones.


    For basic on off - this reduces the (Tap Screen Count) to 3 taps.


    Open App - Turn on Bluetooth - Back to Home. 


    History: - Turning on requires > 7 TAPS - (Find Settings - Slide Down to General  - open general ....  exit settings).


    If you have 1 x Bluetooth device used across 2 or 3 Apple devices (2 iphones and an IPAD) - e.g. (1 keyboard) - this will save a lot of frustration.


    Please do not response with 'apple do not support' propagana.


    There could be a better way to do this.  But this appearst to be the best we have to work with.



  • ZiggyYork Level 1 (0 points)

    I have just installed the Bluetooth Enable Disable app by Niv Gutherz it works brilliantly just install the app go to settings of the app and turn the bluetooth shortcut On. You then toggle bluetooth on and off by just tapping the app icon on your home screen. The app costs 69p but it does exactly what you need it to do ie turns bluetooth on or off with just one tap - rather than 4 plus a scroll as Apple would have you do. Here's the link

  • davedicko Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Snowglider I am unable to find the Bluetooth app,has it been taken down already?............Dave.

  • Snowglider Level 1 (5 points)

    Yea, didn't last long as far as I remember.

  • davedicko Level 1 (0 points)

    I don't think my next £500 phone will be Apple either! I am sick and tired of being dictated to by Apple,this my first and last foray into the world of iphones.

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