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leyvatron

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I looked for smart settings on my Verizon unit and couldn't find it. Looks like Verizon removed it.

Here is how to get it back.

Download QuickShortcutmaker from the market

Open it and scroll down to smart settings.
Open the smart settings dropdown.
Now press the first smart settings drop down.

This will create a icon on your home screen.

That's it.

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minuett

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Thank you for this suggestion. Most Smart Settings cannot be used without the My Places feature active, and that has apparently been disabled by Verizon as well. Any workaround suggestions?
 

Vuciz

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Attached are the APKs. One of the app itself, the other is the engine. Not sure if you need the engine or not though.
 

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I looked for smart settings on my Verizon unit and couldn't find it. Looks like Verizon removed it.

Here is how to get it back.

Download QuickShortcutmaker from the market

Open it and scroll down to smart settings.
Open the smart settings dropdown.
Now press the first smart settings drop down.

This will create a icon on your home screen.

That's it.

Sent from my VS995 using Tapatalk

Tried this, waited 5 days but settings aren't turning on. This isn't working at all. Did it work for you?
 

jraines1

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Nov 21, 2016
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Thank you for this suggestion. Most Smart Settings cannot be used without the My Places feature active, and that has apparently been disabled by Verizon as well. Any workaround suggestions?

No, unfortunately Verizon verified that they did indeed REMOVE My places functionality from their version, so no it will not auto-locate your home location after 5 days, either.

IMO, they are trying to force you to use more data. Most people turn their wifi off when they leave, and turn it back on when they come home - Smart setting will do just that. So, why would Big Red not want you to have it? Because when you have to do it manually, you'll forget to turn it back on when you get home... and when you do that, you'll use more data. my *theory*.
 
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partylikeaninjastar

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No, unfortunately Verizon verified that they did indeed REMOVE My places functionality from their version, so no it will not auto-locate your home location after 5 days, either.

IMO, they are trying to force you to use more data. Most people turn their wifi off when they leave, and turn it back on when they come home - Smart setting will do just that. So, why would Big Red not want you to have it? Because when you have to do it manually, you'll forget to turn it back on when you get home... and when you do that, you'll use more data. my *theory*.

Or people will just leave WiFi on...because it doesn't use that much battery when not in use. This isn't a conspiracy to get people to use more data. Sounds like carriers have to pay for certain features on phones and Verizon didn't want to cash out for some less useful features. Plenty of other apps out there that can turn your WiFi on and off automatically.

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jraines1

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Nov 21, 2016
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Or people will just leave WiFi on...because it doesn't use that much battery when not in use. This isn't a conspiracy to get people to use more data. Sounds like carriers have to pay for certain features on phones and Verizon didn't want to cash out for some less useful features. Plenty of other apps out there that can turn your WiFi on and off automatically.

Sent from my VS995 using Tapatalk

Hmmm... most people I know turn it off, but to each his own. But when that is intentionally disabled along with FM radio, along with Google In Apps Search shortcut (by which you must do an internet search first before just searching for something on your phone...) - a pattern seems to be emerging... but let's give Big Red the benefit of the doubt, right? Let's forget about the lawsuit about them asking Blackberry to disable bluetooth so you couldn't transfer files, or the similar lawsuit about the same kind of thing with Motorola...

No... Nothing to see here... Move along, people, move along... :)
 
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    I looked for smart settings on my Verizon unit and couldn't find it. Looks like Verizon removed it.

    Here is how to get it back.

    Download QuickShortcutmaker from the market

    Open it and scroll down to smart settings.
    Open the smart settings dropdown.
    Now press the first smart settings drop down.

    This will create a icon on your home screen.

    That's it.

    Sent from my VS995 using Tapatalk
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    I would be very interested if one of the tmobile phone owners have an apk of my places, and could possibly post it.

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    Attached are the APKs. One of the app itself, the other is the engine. Not sure if you need the engine or not though.
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    Thank you for this suggestion. Most Smart Settings cannot be used without the My Places feature active, and that has apparently been disabled by Verizon as well. Any workaround suggestions?

    No, unfortunately Verizon verified that they did indeed REMOVE My places functionality from their version, so no it will not auto-locate your home location after 5 days, either.

    IMO, they are trying to force you to use more data. Most people turn their wifi off when they leave, and turn it back on when they come home - Smart setting will do just that. So, why would Big Red not want you to have it? Because when you have to do it manually, you'll forget to turn it back on when you get home... and when you do that, you'll use more data. my *theory*.
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