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  • 'Thor' Will Enable Wi-Fi When Specific Apps Are Opened


    Wi-Fi is an important aspect of any iOS device, but wouldn’t be cool to have even more control over it than you already do? Thor is a new jailbreak tweak by iOS developer ClausCartel that has just hit Cydia. With it, you can control your Wi-Fi based on applications instead of having to enable and disable your Wi-Fi manually from the Settings application or with third party toggles.

    What happens when you download Thor is you will find a new preferences pane in the Settings application (shown above) that has a switch for enabling and disabling the tweak on demand and many other switches for some miscellaneous applications. The switches for the applications can be turned on or off depending on whether you have these applications on your device or not. There would be no reason to enable the switches for the applications in the list that aren't on your device.

    If for any reason you disable Wi-Fi – maybe to disable some notifications for a period of time, Wi-Fi will be automatically re-enabled as soon as you open an application that you have enabled from Thor’s preferences pane. So if your Wi-Fi is off and you have App Store enabled from Thor’s preferences pane, Wi-Fi will be enabled within a second of launching the App Store application.

    The tweak is actually a pretty good idea, but as it sits right now, the developer should rethink the preferences pane. It would be more useful if the tweak took a roll call of every application on your device and made a list out of those instead of making a pre-defined list of applications that the tweak can work with. Right now, the tweak's preferences pane includes support for all of the following applications:
    • WifiFoFum
    • App Store
    • Cydia
    • Safari
    • YouTube
    • Twitter
    • BuddyRush
    • Dragon Dictation
    • Facebook
    • iNet
    • Dragon Search
    • Skype
    • TweetBot


    Even though the list is limited, it includes some very popular applications that should at least make some users happy. The tweak is free, so there is nothing to lose from giving it a try. It will be best used for people that disable Wi-Fi and forget to turn it back on. It doesn't work with 3G or cellular data connections.

    Name: Thor
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0.0
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: ClausCartel
    Editor's Rating:  3/5

    Sources: Cydia
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 'Thor' Will Enable Wi-Fi for Specific Apps started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 18 Comments
    1. mortopher's Avatar
      mortopher -
      I think a better option would be to enable turning it on/off based on the geofencing features now. That applies to Bluetooth as well. I almost always am enabling one and disabling the other when leaving/arriving from/to home/work/etc
    1. KraXik's Avatar
      KraXik -
      Random name for it.
    1. takenlife's Avatar
      takenlife -
      @kraXik yeah random name lol

      @mortopher VERY AGREE!

      & a little input. i would like the developer to add FACETIME or Phone App (seems like my wife loves to ft me when I dont want to, and when I turn it off, she sees when its turned off) I would love to disable this and play my online poker on my phone... and get some peace from the yap yap
    1. Liambakerg's Avatar
      Liambakerg -
      Quote Originally Posted by takenlife View Post
      @kraXik yeah random name lol

      @mortopher VERY AGREE!

      & a little input. i would like the developer to add FACETIME or Phone App (seems like my wife loves to ft me when I dont want to, and when I turn it off, she sees when its turned off) I would love to disable this and play my online poker on my phone... and get some peace from the yap yap
      Haha I like the input!
    1. Adriafix's Avatar
      Adriafix -
      Disable wifi would be great when we close program
    1. Just Dummy's Avatar
      Just Dummy -
      No I won't.
    1. blinden76's Avatar
      blinden76 -
      Quote Originally Posted by LUFT5_THOR View Post
      No I won't.
      Hahaha. You'll probably theme this tweak and everyone will ask for it!

      I would love this to disable WiFi when closing the app. Pretty great for free tho!
    1. NogoNogo's Avatar
      NogoNogo -
      wow awesome tweak, great way to save battery. just wondering how is an app "enabled" mean?
      does it mean the app is running in the main screen only, or also the app running in the background. It's pretty useless if it also enable wifi while the app is running in the background, isnt it?
    1. hank197857's Avatar
      hank197857 -
      how much batter power does wifi consume? i always leave my wifi on. hmmm ... maybe that's why i only make it through half a day.
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by NogoNogo View Post
      wow awesome tweak, great way to save battery. just wondering how is an app "enabled" mean?
      does it mean the app is running in the main screen only, or also the app running in the background. It's pretty useless if it also enable wifi while the app is running in the background, isnt it?

      Basically as soon as you launch and app that is selected to ENABLE wifi it then turns on. Once you close the app your wifi will still be ENABLED. That's where toggles come in handy. Sbsettings, powercenter, etc; or you can just turn it off manually through settings.
    1. pakitos's Avatar
      pakitos -
      Quote Originally Posted by hank197857 View Post
      how much batter power does wifi consume? i always leave my wifi on. hmmm ... maybe that's why i only make it through half a day.
      I believe that if theres no connection to the wifi network the wifi in your device is most likely turned off or draining very slowly. If its connected to the wifi network then there is quite a good amount of battery drain.
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by hank197857 View Post
      how much batter power does wifi consume? i always leave my wifi on. hmmm ... maybe that's why i only make it through half a day.
      Depends on usage, Wifi constantly beams to connect.
      Ive found that if I don't use my phone very much during the day and wifi is on it will be like 90% by the time I get home.(working like 7 hours at work)
      If I use it consistently then it'll be more like 50-60%. Just depends man; apples done a great job on battery life with the addition of IOS5.
    1. NogoNogo's Avatar
      NogoNogo -
      Quote Originally Posted by mmaboi21 View Post
      Basically as soon as you launch and app that is selected to ENABLE wifi it then turns on. Once you close the app your wifi will still be ENABLED. That's where toggles come in handy. Sbsettings, powercenter, etc; or you can just turn it off manually through settings.

      Oh ok, thanks, got it . Now I see the idea for ppl asking for the function to disable wifi when closing the app
    1. Adriafix's Avatar
      Adriafix -
      We can't expect Thor to disable wifi immediately when we closa an application because of multitask.

      Sometimes I copy an information from safari to note and wouldn't be great to have wifi off when we come back to app.
      So I was thinking about 60 seconds default of Internet activity and then disable wifi ( option do define time)
      What do you think?
    1. buttamix's Avatar
      buttamix -
      Quote Originally Posted by KraXik View Post
      Random name for it.
      Right!! It should have been called. Wifirine😄
    1. rileyrg's Avatar
      rileyrg -
      It's rubbish. It doesn't turn it off again ...
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Quote Originally Posted by NogoNogo View Post
      Oh ok, thanks, got it . Now I see the idea for ppl asking for the function to disable wifi when closing the app
      Anytime bro
    1. cloudyweather1's Avatar
      cloudyweather1 -
      In the future they should update this to disable wifi when the app is closed. Only when that happens i'll use this app. Right now, got no use for it