How to enable or disable WiFi on your Jailbroken iPhone or iPod Touch with one tap

by Ross McKillop on September 8, 2008

iPhone iPod

This brief tutorial will guide you through using Cydia on your Jailbroken iPhone/iPod Touch to install WiFiToggle – an app that makes enabling and disabling WiFi a “one tap” affair.

For help jailbreaking your iPod Touch running the 2.x firmware, see this tutorial for Windows or this tutorial for OS X.

  1. Launch Cydia from your Springboard.
  2. iphone/ipod touch dashboard with cydia circled
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  3. Once Cydia loads, select Sections from the bottom menu.
  4. cydia iphone/ipod touch app home screen
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  5. Scroll down to the System section, and select it.
  6. cydia system section circled
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  7. Scroll down to the WiFiToggle entry, and select it.
  8. wifitoggle app in cydia
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  9. Tap the Install button in the upper-right corner.
  10. install wifitoggle
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  11. Now tap the Confirm button in the upper-right corner.
  12. confirm wifitoggle installation
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  13. Give WiFiToggle a moment to download…
  14. wifitoggle downloading
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  15. and then it will install. Once the installation has completed, click the big Return to Cydia button at the bottom of the screen.
  16. wifitoggle installing
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  17. You’ll be taken back to the WiFiToggle entry in Cydia. Click the “home” button on your iPhone/iPod Touch to return to the Springboard.
  18. wifitoggle entry in cydia installed
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  19. You should see a new icon on your Springboard – WifiToggle. Tap it.
  20. iphone/ipod touch springboard with wifi on and wifitoggle circled
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  21. And WiFi will be disabled.
  22. wifitoggle turning off wifi
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  23. Note (screenshot below) the WiFi icon in the upper-left corner is gone – WiFi is turned off.
  24. iphone/ipod touch springboard with wifi turned off
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  25. To re-enable WiFi, just tap WifiToggle again.
  26. wifi toggle re-enabling wifi
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  • http://www.mybabyourbaby.com Ray Hernandez

    I’ve been begging my friend to build this exact app for the locked iPhones. I’d totally pay for it, if it was ever made available through the app store. Any chance it might be?

  • Gokul

    hi..
    i am trying the same method posted by you for wifi toggle. but i am not able wifi toggle in cydia>system> wifi toggle.

    how can i doit.

    thnks

  • Brandon

    I can not figure out how to jailbreak my ipod touch im on quickpwn now but once I follow the instuctions it throws an error at me right when im at the last question it counts from 30 then right when it hits 0 the error pops up.what do I do?

  • http://yahoo Ramon

    Como puedo ver mis emils y enviar emails desde mi iphone….

  • Yim Kimpov

    Dear Sir,

    I have my ipod, after it was updated, it can not show wi-fi comment( No Wi-Fi) and one more bluetooth is not can be used also, so what can I do?

    Best regards,

    Yim Kimpov

  • orlando

    no puedo conectarme con mi wifi de mi cel

  • http://blog.karachicorner.com Muhammad Faisal Jawaid Attari

    Thank you very much.. from last 3 weeks i m try to enable my iphone WIFI but every time.. it can’t work… but this time…. its work… :)
    really use information…

    Thank again

  • william belmonte

    Can I hide the wifi toggle? I don’t want the wifi toggle on the screen because I don’t want my son see it and he will turn on the wifi network. Or some how can I turn off the wifi completely without the option turn the wifi back on through the setting?

  • val

    cannot activate wifi on my jailbreak phone