There only is an Internet button in the “quick” setting menu, what merges W-LAN and mobile network together, so that you need longer and more steps than before to toggle W-LAN on or off. There is no option to change that in the settings of the quick settings menu.
I searched online and found a blog post about this. So I used web ADB and the two small codes like they mentioned, but it didn’t work for me. They did write that it was only tested on a pixel smartphone. So maybe there is no possible solution for this right now?
To switch off your Wi-Fi on an Android 12 device, tapping the internet quick settings tile will bring you to another menu where you can toggle your mobile data, your Wi-Fi, or select another Wi-Fi network. If I’m honest, I personally do prefer this change over what it once was, but I can understand the frustration thanks to the introduction of an extra button tap. From my own experience, I feel that it makes sense for Wi-Fi and mobile data to be under the same umbrella.
Yeah, I also stumbled over googles statement. But I am not one of that majority mentioned in the studies. Also, a majority isn’t always “right” and we don’t even know how these user studies were made and so on. I mean, it’s Googles choice and that’s ok, but it’s also my choice not wanting it and trying to change it. That’s what I thought makes Android better than iOS. My Wi-Fi connection works very well, but I only need it at home. So why keep Wi-Fi running while not using it?
For me, it’s more a battery-life saving issue and also not wanting to use W-LAN all the time for no reason. So that statement doesn’t really help anyway. But thank you for mentioning nevertheless.
I just don’t understand, why it’s not optional directly in the quick settings menu. Cant be that hard to implement it both, because there are already buttons to turn on/off Wi-Fi and cellular, as you can see in the comment above and on the site I mentioned. As it is, it’s just a bad design choice. It seems like, in Android 13 they changed it back?
I’m not sure they changed it back, that statement really makes it sound like it’s staying that way, and I haven’t found any information about them backtracking.
The functionality is definitely still in AOSP, I have working Wi-Fi / data quick setting tiles in Android 13 right now, so maybe Fairphone could just reenable them
But like with all the other missing functionality, I wouldn’t expect that to get fixed any time soon, if at all. They still have their hands full rolling out A12 to all providers, I don’t think we’ll see feature requests implemented before A13 drops.