Toggle 3G, EDGE, And GPRS Connection On / Off In Android
Many Android Phones have their default settings to choose from EDGE, GPRS, 3G, or Wi-Fi for internet access for apps. And like all smart phones, Android too has many apps that need internet access. It should not be a problem till the time you are using wireless internet.
But at times when wireless internet is not available, the phone will automatically switch to EDGE mode. If you are unaware of this situation and tend to use too much of EDGE service, you may get baffled after getting the mobile bill, especially for people who use mobile services that charge for data transfer rate in EDGE mode. Disabling EDGE, GPRS and 3G will also increase battery life of your device.
Hence, it makes sense to disable EDGE, GPRS and 3G modes when you don’t need it so that your android phone will not make unnecessary data transfers and consume bandwidth. Below is a step-by-step guide on how to toggle EDGE, GPRS and 3G ON/OFF using free app “APNdroid” on a Samsung Galaxy S phone.
1. Go to “Applications” –> “Market”
2. In the search box, type “Apndroid” and tap search.
3. From the results, tap on “APNdroid” by Martin Adamek and then tap “Install” button.
4. In a while, you should get the message “Successfully installed APNdroid” message on the top of the screen. You will then see the status of APNdroid app as “Installed” in the list.
5. Now go to applications. You can see the icon of “APNdroid”. Launch the application.
6. Inside the application all you need to do is tap “3G/EDGE/GPRS” button to enable and disable the services. For instant access, go ahead and add the shortcut on to home screen by pressing on the app icon and holding for a while. Then release it in the Home screen.