zaxy78 zaxy78 - 2 months ago 25
Android Question

Can I turn on WiFi-Direct from code? on Android API-14 (ICS)

I'm using the new Wi-Fi Direct API from google on Android 4.0
and in Sample code they send the User to Settings, to activate WiFi -Direct Mode.

Is there a way to Start it by code???

all they offer is to listen to WIFI_P2P_STATE_CHANGED_ACTION intent, and then use this code

String action = intent.getAction();

if (WifiP2pManager.WIFI_P2P_STATE_CHANGED_ACTION.equals(action)) {

// UI update to indicate wifi p2p status.
int state = intent.getIntExtra(WifiP2pManager.EXTRA_WIFI_STATE, -1);

if (state == WifiP2pManager.WIFI_P2P_STATE_ENABLED) {
// Wifi Direct mode is enabled

} else {
// Wifi Direct mode is disabled


Yes there is a way using reflection. Works on my GSII (and fails gracefully on non Wifi Direct HTC Sensation) but as this is reflection it may not work on all phones.

p2pManager = (WifiP2pManager) getSystemService(WIFI_P2P_SERVICE);
channel = p2pManager.initialize(getApplicationContext(),
        getMainLooper(), null);

try {
    Class<?> wifiManager = Class

    Method method = wifiManager
                new Class[] { });

    method.invoke(p2pManager, channel);

} catch (Exception e) {
    // TODO Auto-generated catch block

Please note:

On Jelly Bean and above, when you try to use the WifiP2pManager API, WiFi-Direct is automatically enabled (as long as WiFi is on), so there is no need to use this hack.