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    MMi Staff Writer Anthony Bouchard's Avatar
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    Default 'Carnitine' Enables Wi-Fi Based On the Apps You Open

    If you’ve ever been in a situation where you’ve enabled Airplane Mode, or turned off Wi-Fi, but you forgot you had Wi-Fi disabled when you went to open an application that requires Internet access, then a new free jailbreak tweak called Carnitine by iOS developer ClausCartel is a jailbreak tweak you might want to try out.

    Rather than inconveniencing yourself to leave the application, find the Settings application, then enable Wi-Fi from the Wi-Fi preferences pane, Carnitine will alert you that Wi-Fi is turned off and allow Wi-Fi to be enabled automatically when the application requiring Wi-Fi is opened. If your Wi-Fi is already enabled at the time that you open an application, Carnitine will not ask you if you want it to activate Wi-Fi in any of your applications. The alert only comes up when Wi-Fi is disabled.

    As shown above, when you open an application for the first time after installing Carnitine and your Wi-Fi is disabled, you’ll get an alert saying that Carnitine wants to enable Wi-Fi whenever this specific application you launch is opened. When you tap on Cancel, Carnitine will not do so. If you tap on the “Wi-Fi Activation” button, Wi-Fi will be re-enabled automatically when you launch the application. Once you tell Carnitine to enable Wi-Fi when Wi-Fi is disabled, it will remember your setting and never ask you again for that specific application.

    One thing to note is that your Wi-Fi will not be turned back off after you exit an application that you had Carnitine re-enable Wi-Fi for. So if you had Wi-Fi turned off to save some battery life, you will need to go to the Settings application and re-disable Wi-Fi after you use the application that needed Wi-Fi access.

    You can enable and disable the tweak on demand from the Carnitine preferences pane in the Settings application:

    We tried Carnitine out in a number of applications and it worked like a dream; however, its scope of usefulness is limited to niche portion of iOS users. The tweak is free, so if you want to give it a try you can grab it from the BigBoss repository right now.

    Name: Carnitine
    Price: FREE
    Version: 1.0.0
    Repo: BigBoss
    Developer: ClausCartel
    Editor's Rating: . 3.5/5
    Last edited by Anthony Bouchard; 01-19-2013 at 05:29 PM.

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    If the dev can somehow implement turning wifi back off, I will be all over this.

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    You just can't please some people.

    Check out WW2 for iOS 8 - Widget-Weather 2.0

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    I think if they add a timer on it to make a execution to turn off the wi-fi that would be cool
    Also on the sbsettings a toggle for it too

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    iPhone? More like MyPhone Colin9001's Avatar
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    Could've sworn this was made before.. Or something like it

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    I just use SBsettings and their wifi toggle

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    You're not kidding when you say "its scope of usefulness is limited to niche portion of iOS users."
    Example: you are using WiFi at home and drive to another location that does not have WiFi.
    You still need to go into settings and turn off WiFi.

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    The whole point if this tweak escapes me as Wifi being on is not the least bit battery draining. Having your cellular on IS very battery draining.

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    An old Tweak by the same Developer, just modified a bit and renamed to get more downloads...

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