For those of us who aren’t fortunate enough to have an unlimited or 4GB data plan, we must carefully monitor our data usage and avoid running data in an always on configuration. This setup requires frequent access of the network setting menu in order to to receive email and social updates. Those of you who read our article “Will WiFI turn off 3G” are probably familiar with this issue.
Although TouchWiz’s notification bar has shortcuts to toggle WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS, packet data is surprisingly left out of this party. Luckily developer Naetmul has created a nifty little application called Galaxy 3G/4G Settings (ON/OFF) that allows instant access to packet data settings so you can quickly turn it on or off.
The application can either create shortcut in your notification bar as seen in the screen cap above, or it can be run as a shortcut on your homescreen. Although the developer notes that the software is designed for the Korean Galaxy S (SHW-M110S), it has shown to work on similar Samsung devices with ROMs based on Samsung’s original. I tested the app with my Galaxy S II (GT-I9100) and it worked, placing a shortcut to my data settings in my notification bar.
Find the app on the Android Market or use this QR code: