Power Toggles : For users having trouble with the notification icon (showing 07, or 08…) instead of battery, it is currently showing Date instead of Battery. Please reapply the notification settings, selecting appropriate battery icon.
Please check the user guide at: hxxp://goo.gl/1yh0b
before mailing me, most likely your question is already answered in the FAQ.
Power Toggles Contains following toggle options :
Mobile Data (3G/4G)
2G/3G toggle (2-Click)
WiMax (4G for EVO)
Screen Auto Rotate
GPS* (shortcut to gps settings)
Four brightness modes (low, mid, high, and auto).
Screen Always On
Screen Timeout toggle
Multimedia buttons (play/ next track/ prev track)
Added bluetooth tethering toggle.
Custom application shortcut
Custom system shortcuts
(*) Direct GPS toggle is not possible due to security restrictions on android.
Widget can contain toggle buttons between 2 to 8 with custom background and button colors. To re-arrange a toggle button, on customization screen click the button and move the seekbar to reposition.
Widget can also be added to the notification bar.
On android 4.0 widget can be resized.
To use the widget, long press on the homescreen, and select widgets and then select the Power Controls widget.
To edit existing widget click on the home icon in the application home screen.Widget can also be placed in the notification bar from the application screen.
Power Toggles Permissions:
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.
Note: After the update the existing widgets will remain the same. For customization options, you will need to add a new widget to the screen.
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.
On Jelly Beans (4.1), you can set the notification priority to the minimum (in settings) to hie the icon, but then the widget will no longer be always on top.
6) Why does the app requires CAMERA permission
This is required for the flashlight to work.
7) I am unable to uninstall the app.
Make sure that you have deactivated the Device administration. Go
Settings > Security > Device Admins > Power Controls > Deactivate.
Feel free to suggest more toggle button ideas. Please read the widget FAQ before sending me a mail.
Power Toggles user eviews:
Having quick access to toggles in the notification window is great. It’s saved me a lot of time, and with toggles for things like camera flash it even replaces flashlight apps.
I’m glad I found this app for my phone! It’s quite literally the most useful widget/notification bar app I’ve come across due to its customizability. It looks great too! It is a pity Android security settings don’t allow one-click toggling between 2G and 3G.
There’s an HTC widget which comes close to this app but this edges it on presentation and features (even if I turn most of them off). As others have suggested, the only thing this is missing for perfection is for the GPS option to be a single toggle rather than opening the GPS settings panel. Still, a great little widget and the only one I’ve ever needed from the app store so far
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