Android Q will make it easier to change connectivity settings

Android Q will make it easier to change connectivity settings
A feature in Android Q will automatically blacklist a Wi-Fi network that a user manually disconnects from. According to the Android Developers website (via Android Police), a phone won't try to reconnect with a blacklisted network for 24 hours. This will prevent a scenario from occurring where a phone cannot connect to a specific Wi-Fi network for one reason or another, although it keeps trying. The frustrated user turns off Wi-Fi connectivity, but forgets all about it and ends up back home consuming a ton of data after binge-watching the first two seasons of "I'm Sorry."

Android Q also includes an Application Programming Interface (API) called Settings Panels. This will allow users to do things inside an app such as toggle on or off connectivity options such as Wi-Fi, Mobile Data or Airplane Mode while inside an app. This allows a user to make these connectivity changes without having to leave an app or pulling down the Quick Settings shade.


Google just released Android Q Beta 4 last week, but the update has bricked several Pixel models by setting off the never-ending bootlooping cycle. Doing a dreaded factory reset (and wiping all of your data) apparently puts an end to the bootloop. But if you don't want to perform a factory reset, you can always try another method that was described by an Android user. Go to recovery mode by holding the power button and pressing the up volume key. Reboot the phone from that menu and your Pixel should be fine. Because of this issue, Google has temporarily stopped issuing the latest Android Q beta to Pixel phones.


The final stable version of Android Q should be released sometime during the third quarter of this year. The three month period runs from July through the end of September.

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8 Comments

1. iloveapps

Posts: 855; Member since: Mar 21, 2019

Seems control center in apple is better implemented, as always.

2. blingblingthing

Posts: 960; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

They stole that and the notification shade all from Android. Also, you can now toggle different wifi networks without going settings-> wifi in iOS 13. That's also from Android.

4. slim3bdo

Posts: 173; Member since: Jun 05, 2017

Even the most brainwashed apple worshiper will say android notifications and toggles are light year ahead of ios control center . LoL

6. cmdacos

Posts: 4198; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Apparently not the case with peaceboy

3. slim3bdo

Posts: 173; Member since: Jun 05, 2017

Since when did you used android Alan ??!! You can toggle wifi ( and choose what ever network )or airplane mode inside any app since ages ( i think marshmallow or before) Nothing new here , Except blacklisting wifi for 24 hours .

7. baldilocks

Posts: 1505; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

That only toggles WiFi disconnected for 24 hours on iOS. You have to go into settings to turn it completely off.

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