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New bug: Quick settings widgets don’t work on HTC EVO 4G LTE when docked

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Here’s another bug you can add to the ever-growing list of bugs that came with the latest Jelly Bean update for the HTC EVO 4G LTE: quick settings widgets don’t work when the EVO is connected to a car dock.

The quick setting widgets are those handy widgets that HTC provides on Sense devices, giving users quick and easy ways to toggle various settings on and off, such as airplane mode, auto rotate, auto sync, Bluetooth, data roaming, GPS, mobile data, screen brightness, sound profiles, WiFi, etc. However, when docked in the official Sprint car dock for the EVO, these widgets no longer function – they don’t even indicate which settings are actually on, as you can see in the image above.

I’ve tested other widgets while using the car dock, and this problem seems to be isolated to these particular widgets. Furthermore, I’ve confirmed that it doesn’t really matter whether or not Car app is actually running in the background (I don’t like the HTC Car app, personally, so I never use it).

This is a very disappointing bug, as I often use these widgets in the car to quickly connect my phone to Bluetooth, turn on GPS for navigation, and to turn WiFi off so I can maintain a consistent 3G connection while driving around. Hopefully, this will be fixed soon in an upcoming update.

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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6 thoughts on “New bug: Quick settings widgets don’t work on HTC EVO 4G LTE when docked

  • Avatar of gjsjass

    They work fine, you have to switch them with the new version that came with the update.

    • I actually did a factory reset and these still don’t work in the car dock.

  • One thing i also notice,i remapped recent app button to be the settings button dosent work tried both ways as long press settings and single press recents and visa versa

  • Avatar of Samson

    Its like…sense causes problems that didn’t exist at all in Android……and is unneeded

  • Is that a landscape rosie or just how car docks work?
    I don’t use a car dock, but I’ve noticed the landscape rosie borks a few htc widgets on meanbean (also the ime notification disable screws with the power menu).


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