Android 5.1 Lollipop will allow you to get rid of the pesky Invert Colors and Wi-Fi Hotspot quick toggles

If you've been fiddling and tinkering with Android 5.0 Lollipop, you might have inadvertently added two toggles in the quick settings toggle menu - Invert Colors and Wi-Fi Hotspot. This happens by simply trying out these features and unfortunately, once you enable them, you can't remove the respective toggles from the quick settings drawer. 

Not conventionally, that is - user discovered that jumping back or forth in time and changing the date of your phone usually solves the problem.

This is not an intuitive feature and Google is certainly aware of that. This is probably the reason why both the Invert Colors and Wi-Fi Hotspot toggles will be easily removable in the next iteration of Android. Simply tapping and holding over the toggle will allow you to hide it for good.

You'll immediately think of the not-yet-official Android 5.1 Lollipop, and you'll be absolutely right to do so. The next version of the platform is already powering several Android One devices in certain markets, but Google is still keeping mum about it. The factory images are shrouded in mystery as well.

Apart from this subtle change, Android 5.1 is also expected to bring other improvements to the sweet new take on Android, most notably visual ones. We'll probably see it roll out sometime in March, if rumors are to be believed.



1. chistoefur

Posts: 103; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

Android 5.1 will be to Lollipop like what iOS 9 will be to iOS. Looking forward to these bug fixing updates.

2. hammertong

Posts: 42; Member since: May 10, 2010

Pie in the sky. Who knows what the final configuration will be IF it is ever released?

5. tedkord

Posts: 17511; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Uh huh.

3. namelessxsilent

Posts: 26; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

I never had these issues with my G3. I guess there are some good qualities to having a skin over stock Android.

4. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

There should be something like a dark version for lollipop. For those who don't like light colors.

6. jesusnexo unregistered

You already had 2.0,2.1,2.2,2.3 white and you had 3.0, 4.0,4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4 black, so its 5.0,5.1 to be light color again.

8. Coconut00

Posts: 485; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

True. guess I liked it more like 4.4

7. ruwie

Posts: 103; Member since: Sep 25, 2014

hotspot presence in the quick toggle are ok to me. the problem is the UI. whenever it add some toggle it make the toggle bar longer which is need to do some extra swipe to get for the next view are previous view. so annoying

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