1. Wildo6882's Avatar
    The two things I hate the most about this phone are things that Verizon screwed up and nothing that Samsung did.

    1) The stupid Wi-Fi persistent notification. This phone can have a Wi-Fi quick toggle, why does it need a notification that just takes up unnecessary space in my notification shade? Completely pointless change by Verizon.

    2) Removing Blocking Mode. Again, makes no sense. Is Verizon going to be mad when we miss phone calls because we didn't hear the phone, on purpose? They sure didn't care when iOS added in a similar ability.

    Now with 4.3 on the Note 3, the persistent Wi-Fi notification is gone and the quick toggle is back and Blocking Mode is back. I'm hoping they do the same thing with the S4, but at this point I don't trust Verizon at all to do the right thing.

    Just wondering some opinions of the masses.
    10-19-2013 10:34 AM
  2. STSVA's Avatar
    Blocking mode is available with the newest Verizon firmware update for the S4. I don't think it shows up as a toggle but you can create a screen shortcut to the process using a shortcut app.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using AC Forums mobile app
    10-19-2013 10:37 AM
  3. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Blocking mode is available with the newest Verizon firmware update for the S4. I don't think it shows up as a toggle but you can create a screen shortcut to the process using a shortcut app.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using AC Forums mobile app
    Yeah, I know it's still in there somewhere. But in the Note it's a quick toggle and so is Wi-Fi. They also removed the completely useless persistent Wi-Fi notification. I'm just hoping they do the same thing when they update the S4 to 4.3.
    10-19-2013 10:40 AM
  4. STSVA's Avatar
    Yeah, I know it's still in there somewhere. But in the Note it's a quick toggle and so is Wi-Fi. They also removed the completely useless persistent Wi-Fi notification. I'm just hoping they do the same thing when they update the S4 to 4.3.
    I hope so too. Some of the stuff Verizon does seems really dumb.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using AC Forums mobile app
    10-19-2013 10:51 AM
  5. Wildo6882's Avatar
    I hope so too. Some of the stuff Verizon does seems really dumb.

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using AC Forums mobile app
    Yeah, it's completely pointless. Neither of those things make any sense whatsoever. And they're two of the things I hate the most about this phone. They're really the only issues I have. Which is sad that Verizon is the one to blame for that.
    10-19-2013 11:02 AM
  6. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Yes that persistent Wi-Fi is a pain in the.....

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    10-20-2013 08:16 AM
  7. FrankP999's Avatar
    Can you help me with this shortcut? How do I create a shortcut to a process and what is the process name? Thanks
    10-23-2013 11:31 PM
  8. Jax112's Avatar
    Do you have any insight into the new Verizon update and why my battery life has been deminished. I have done nothing except the update.
    Samsung Galaxy S4 (Verizon - SCH-I545) - Android 4.2.2
    10-24-2013 05:58 AM
  9. STSVA's Avatar
    Can you help me with this shortcut? How do I create a shortcut to a process and what is the process name? Thanks
    I used this app https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...r_207234&hl=en to create the shortcut; there are also other shortcut creation apps available in the Play Store. The process name is "Blocking mode".
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    10-24-2013 07:56 AM
  10. paintdrinkingpete's Avatar
    Do you have any insight into the new Verizon update and why my battery life has been deminished. I have done nothing except the update.
    Samsung Galaxy S4 (Verizon - SCH-I545) - Android 4.2.2
    Often with OTA updates data get corrupted and some background processes and/or apps don't run correctly which can drain the battery. Generally in these cases a factory reset will fix it.
    10-24-2013 08:31 AM
  11. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Looks like we may know the answer to this in 3 days if the leaks are right.
    10-25-2013 02:35 PM
  12. Wildo6882's Avatar
    Definitely getting blocking mode... Hopefully this stupid wifi notification is gone, too!
    10-28-2013 11:12 PM
  13. chubby22's Avatar
    Just updated. We do have blocking mode!!!

    Sent from my SCH-I545 using AC Forums mobile app
    10-29-2013 12:07 AM

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