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I'm on a pay-as-you go scheme using an HTC desire with Android 2.3 installed. Right now, to activate my mobile internet (which I do only when I need to check email) needs me to go to Settings > Wireless > tick 'Mobile Networks'.


Is there a 1-click way of doing this? I probably will need to install an app that helps me do this I'm guessing?

I spent several minutes looking for this over Google, but I suspect I didn't know what to search for

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Are you turning off the network totally? Turning off data should be sufficient, and then onik's answer should work. – Matthew Read Dec 2 '11 at 23:34

Try searching for a data toggle widget on the market to add a one-click shortcut. For example, I found Data Enabler Widget pretty easily.

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Tried installing data enabler, wasn't what I was after as far as I can tell – Daytripper Dec 2 '11 at 22:18

HTC desire already has a widget to switch off and on wifi, mobile network, bluetooth, sync and some other option. It's a 4x1 widget with 5 toggle buttons...

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Thanks Axeman, are you referring to the widget with Wifi, Bluetooth, GPS, Update and Brightness on it? It doesn't have the mobile network bit as far as I can tell. Am I doing something wrong? – Daytripper Dec 2 '11 at 22:19
Mine has it. But there is also the single button widget for mobile network toggle... look at… ... graphics could change, but I've seen it on every HTC phone I used. – Axeman Dec 6 '11 at 12:45
How do you get the widget though? The usual long press method doesn't get me any widgets remotely related to mobiles. – Daytripper Dec 8 '11 at 10:21
I suppose it should be "add/widget/settings/mobile network" (I use italian language on my HTC Desire) – Axeman Dec 9 '11 at 7:03
Nope, I don't get Settings when I long press. But maybe that's because I'm using a different homescreen app. Will rollback to the old one and try again – Daytripper Dec 10 '11 at 11:04

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