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is there a way to automate (or at least reduce the number of steps) to turn on or turn off the WiFi hotspot on my Galaxy 3.

I have to

  1. unlock
  2. press the menu button
  3. press settings
  4. press More Settings
  5. Tethering and portable hotspot
  6. Slide portable hotspot on.
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I can only recommend CyanogenMod, or, if you want to keep your ROM: HotSpot Widget.

CyanogenMod allows you to create a HotSpot Quick Setting Tile.

The widget is placed on your home screen and if you want to enable/disable the hotspot tap it.

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This brings it down to three steps. –  offby1 Aug 17 '12 at 20:31
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@offby No. Just two.. Unlock and tap on widget. –  Sachin Shekhar Aug 17 '12 at 22:49
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This is one of the many things you can toggle with Widgetsoid. You can either put a widget on one of your home screens or place the toggle in your notification tray.

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There is an app on the Android Market called "Tethering", which requires no permissions to run, which provides a shortcut to the "Tethering and portable hotspot" configuration screen.

You can put this app on your home screen and that reduces your steps to:

1) unlock
2) tap the Tethering icon on your home screen
3) slide portable hotspot on

Link

I use it daily.

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  1. Replace your lockscreen with WidgetLocket Lockscreen.

  2. Add Hotspot Toggle widget on WidgetLocker lockscreen. You can find many such toggle widgets in Play Store. Personally, I use Widgetsoid (it has lots of toggles). Hotspot Toggle is great if you are interested in only Hotspot toggle.

Technically, I am the winner because its a 1-step solution. All you need is to tap the Hotspot Toggle widget on lockscreen. You don't need to even unlock. :)

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Don't bother with these 3rd party apps.

Go to "Widgets" in your app drawer. Long-press the "Settings" icon and drag it to your main home screen and the shortcut settings menu for all your settings automatically appears.

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Errm... the "hotspot" setting is not in there on the Galaxy S3. –  fretje Apr 19 '13 at 15:53
    
Awesome stuff - works great on my Nexus. Thanks! –  Rob Cooper Feb 13 at 17:17
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