Android 12 introduces a simplified internet quick settings panel to control Wi-Fi and mobile data. Many users are not a fan of this change as it adds an extra step to enable/disable Wi-Fi and mobile data. Sony also thinks this change is a bit intuitive as the latest Android 12 update for its Xperia phones comes with separate Wi-Fi and data toggles.
Sony recently rolled out a stable Android 12 update for the Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III. As always, Sony’s new software skin is pretty close to stock Android, except for one change: it doesn’t feature the new internet tile. As spotted by Redditor /uChiron_89, Sony’s Android 12 update comes with separate toggles for Wi-Fi and mobile data. However, as the user pointed out, due to a bug, these toggles are not accessible out of the box; You will need to do a factory reset to enable them.
If you recently updated your Xperia 1 III or Xperia 5 III to Android 12 and you don’t see distinct toggles as shown above, you can try factory resetting your phone.
Pixel owners and those running AOSP-based custom ROMs can also restore old fast Wi-Fi/data toggles with a simple ADB workaround. If you’re interested, you can check out our step-by-step guide here.
Android 12 update for Xperia 1 III and Xperia 5 III has been widely rolled out. The update comes with the build number 61.1.A.1.149 and among other changes, also includes the December 2021 Android security patches. If you have not yet received the OTA notification on your Xperia 1 III/5 III, you can manually check for the update by going to the settings phone, then going to the Software update section.
After installing the Android 12 update, Xperia owners can expect a host of new features and improvements, including an all-new Material You design, a revamped Quick Settings panel, a privacy dashboard, app widgets, and more. updated home screen, scrolling screenshots, and more.