Google tweaked the Wi-Fi toggle in the Quick Settings panel slightly with the second Android 12 beta, and the change may disappoint power users. The change involves merging the Wi-Fi and Mobile data toggles into a single “Internet” toggle for simplicity. If you’re not the biggest fan of this approach, here’s how you can bring back a dedicated Wi-Fi toggle in the Quick Settings panel on Android 12.

Bring Back Wi-Fi Toggle in Quick Settings on Android 12

We’ve added all the steps and instructions you need to follow to revert the Wi-Fi toggle in Android 12. The process involves using Tasker and a few companion apps, so read on until at the end for all about it.

What’s wrong with Wi-Fi QS failover on Android 12?

If you haven’t tried Android 12 yet, let me quickly explain what’s wrong with the Wi-Fi toggle on Android so we’re all on the same page. With the second Android 12 beta that started rolling out earlier this month, Google combined Wi-Fi and mobile data quick settings and named it “the Internet”. Here’s what it looks like:

As I pointed out in our coverage of Android 12’s best features, the implementation of this internet toggle isn’t ideal. It takes three taps and a swipe down gesture to turn off Wi-Fi on Android 12.

To put that into perspective, you can swipe down and tap the Wi-Fi toggle to turn off Wi-Fi on Android 11. As someone who turns off Wi-Fi before going to bed every night clearly didn’t amuse me. change and was looking for workarounds. That’s when I came across a new Tasker project that solves this problem. That said, let’s start with the steps.

Tasker and other download requirements

  • Tasker

If you’re an experienced user, chances are you’ve purchased Tasker before. In case this is your first time hearing about it, Tasker is a powerful automation app that you can use to set rules and automate tasks on your Android phone. Tasker has been around for over 10 years, and in fact we’ve written several guides on using Tasker and using AutoTools with Tasker in the past.

Although the original developer resigned in 2018, developer João Dias took over the project and actively maintains the app. You can buy Tasker from the Play Store or opt for the 7-day free trial before making your purchase decision.

Download Tasker from Play Store ($3.49 / Rs.310) | Free try (7 days)

  • Automatic notification

Once you’ve downloaded Tasker, it’s time to download AutoNotification. We will be using automatic notification for the new Wi-Fi toggle that is set to replace the Internet toggle. Unlike Tasker, you can download AutoNotification for free from the Play Store.

Download Automatic Notification from Play Store (Free)

  • Tasker Settings

Tasker Settings is another application required to perform this setup. So what exactly are Tasker settings? AT?? Starting with Android 10, Google has stopped letting apps toggle Wi-Fi status. This applies to apps that target API level 29 (Android 10) and above. This is where Tasker Settings comes in. It targets API level 21 (Android 5.0 Lollipop) as a workaround.

Long story short, install the Tasker Settings app from GitHub to enable Tasker to toggle Wi-Fi status. This is an important step and the toggle will only work if you install the Tasker settings.

Download Tasker settings from GitHub (Free)

Use Tasker Project to Bring Wi-Fi Toggle Back to Android 12

After installing the three apps mentioned above, you are ready to resurrect the Wi-Fi toggle in the Quick Settings panel on Android 12. Here’s how:

1. Visit the Tasker project from here and tap the green “Import” button. You will now be redirected to the Tasker app. Press “Yes” to import the project.

2. You will now see two pop-up windows to activate the profile and run the launch project task. Double tap “Yes” go further.

3. Once you have imported the project, tap the check mark in the upper right corner to apply on your Android 12 device.

4. Now that you have the project set up, you need to add a new QS AutoNotification toggle tile to your QS panel. To do this, press the pencil icon and hold and drag to add the vignette. It is to highlight that you need to add the AutoNotification toggle which has no number. In this step you can also choose to hide the Internet QS switch to avoid redundancy.

5. You should now see the Wi-Fi toggle in the Android 12 Quick Settings panel. If you don’t see it, open Tasker and run the project again. And There you go! You now have a Wi-Fi toggle that you can use to toggle the Wi-Fi state with just one click.

The best part about this new Wi-Fi toggle is that you can long press it to enter the internet panel which will usually appear when you tap once on the internet tile. Additionally, you can double-tap the toggle to access the Network & Internet page of the Settings app.

Fix Wi-Fi toggle on Android 12 with Tasker

This is how you can bring back the old Wi-Fi toggle on Android 12. Although the odds are slim, I hope Google officially brings back dedicated toggles for Wi-Fi and mobile data ahead of the final release of Android 12 later this year. As the old saying goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Anyway, I’m glad this workaround exists to get the dedicated Wi-Fi toggle. If you’re curious about what else has changed with Android 12, browse our article on the best Android 12 features and know when to expect Android 12 for your phone.