If you are using an external keyboard, a bluetooth loudspeaker, or any other BT device with your iPad or iPhone, you might be familiar with the routine of frequently switching bluetooth on and off (e.g., to preserve battery). Unfortunately, the settings for doing this are a little bit tucked away under “General Settings”, which makes the whole routine more complicated than it should be. If you think there should be an easier way, Bluetooth OnOff ($1, universal app, iTunes link) might be a good app for you.
UPDATE: As everybody thought, Apple pulled this app shortly after it was made available.
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The whole purpose of this app is simply to make toggling the BT setting on the iPad and iPhone a little bit easier:
“Did it take too many steps just to turn on/off bluetooth? You can now turn on/off just by launching this app. Just in a second, you can activate or deactivate bluetooth.”
I got this app for myself, because my iPad and my laptop compete for the same external keyboard at home. Killing the iPad’s bluetooth connection via Bluetooth OnOff is the easiest way to make sure that the keyboard connects with the laptop. I quickly gave it a test run, and I must say that it is definitely worth the dollar.
Apparently you have to normally jailbreak your device in order to play around with the settings like that, and commentators on the web reason that Bluetooth OnOff will probably be pulled from the AppStore soon.
So if you are using the same external BT accessory with multiple devices, it is a good idea and get the app now before it is gone.
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