I'd like to reduce the number of steps needed to turn mobile hotspot on or off. Currently it's unlock, then five taps.

Galaxy Note 4, Android 5.0.1 Lollipop.

I did find this question, but it's from 2012 and a lot has changed since then probably.

  • You could still install Cyanogenmod and the widget mentioned is still aviable in playstore. The fifth answer is still valid too.
    – xangua
    Jan 23 '16 at 18:50
  • The fifth answer is still valid as well, just create a shortcut no need of third party apps.
    – xangua
    Jan 23 '16 at 18:54
  • Please don't re-ask a question based on assuming that the answers are now invalid without even checking. Jan 23 '16 at 20:41
  • Apart from that, current one-liner solution: Quick Settings (built-in to Android). Open the notification bar from its right corner, tap the hotspot icon, done. Might need to put it there first, though :)
    – Izzy
    Jan 23 '16 at 23:17

I figured out a solution. Drag down from the top edge to reveal the "Notification Panel." Within the customization options for the Notification Panel there's a mobile hotspot shortcut (on my phone).

You can make that shortcut more prominent by adjusting the Notification Panel configuration.

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