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Old May 29th, 2011, 11:58 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there any way to turn OFF the beeping when charging is complete? It's most annoying for a light sleeper to be woken up in the night.

.. and, why does it say UNPLUG CHARGER when it's done charging? My other phones have no problem sitting in their dock all day when not in use. Why does the S2 need to be unplugged? Will it overcharge and hurt the battery?

Very frustrating...

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I found one way to mute the battery full notification on the Galaxy S2 online. You have to download Tasker though. It's a pretty useful app anyway though so buying it wasn't a problem for me. Anyway you have to create profiles in tasker to set the phone to silence itself at just the right moment.
I found it on Samsung Galaxy S2 Tips - Home in the tips and tricks section. There is also a video tutorial on how to set it up. Hope that helps you get some uninterrupted sleep! =)
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.. and, why does it say UNPLUG CHARGER when it's done charging? My other phones have no problem sitting in their dock all day when not in use.

It means unplug the charger from the wall socket or turn it off to save energy once the charging is finished.
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I found one way to mute the battery full notification on the Galaxy S2 online. You have to download Tasker though. It's a pretty useful app anyway though so buying it wasn't a problem for me. Anyway you have to create profiles in tasker to set the phone to silence itself at just the right moment.
I found it on Samsung Galaxy S2 Tips - Home in the tips and tricks section. There is also a video tutorial on how to set it up. Hope that helps you get some uninterrupted sleep! =)
Thanks! Actually I'm trying to keep as LITTLE 'extras' on the phone as possible. Sounds like a bit of work. My last phone (Droid) had so much stuff left over on the sdcard from old utilities and whatnot. Going to try and keep this S2 as bare bones as possible. Gotta wipe out that useless game hub and music hub too

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.. and, why does it say UNPLUG CHARGER when it's done charging? My other phones have no problem sitting in their dock all day when not in use.

It means unplug the charger from the wall socket or turn it off to save energy once the charging is finished.
But if it stops charging the phone when it hits 100% it's not using any power anyway right? On top of that.. it's not like an idle charger uses much energy. Heck, even a charging charger. I've got a dozen other vampire devices plugged in various outlets around the house that take 10X more energy even than an active charger. I think my stupid DVRs use 30W even when NOT turned on.

So the notice to unplug is just to save 'household power' then, right?
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Don't forget you've got a dual core phone there. It can stand to have a few bits and pieces on there. In fact if you don't it's kinda a waste of the hardware
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Don't forget you've got a dual core phone there. It can stand to have a few bits and pieces on there. In fact if you don't it's kinda a waste of the hardware
Yah it's not the extra stuff running that I mind. That's fine. I just don't like having tons of icons laying around that I never use on different screens.

I couldn't BELIEVE the amount of crap the S2 came with, compared to my Droid on 2.1 Maybe the extra was all 2.3 stuff and not Samsung extras.. dunno.

I'm the same way with a new PC though. I instantly go to Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs and nuke any junk that I won't be using.
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Is there any way to turn it off, without the use of an app?
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I dont think there is atm, it cant bother you that much? lol
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Although I am afraid that I cannot help in telling you how to do it, it is possible because mine doesn't do it and I haven't installed anything to stop it.

Let me have a look and see if I can work out why not.
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I dont think there is atm, it cant bother you that much? lol
Like many people, I use my SGS2 as an alarm clock and I also leave it plugged in overnight so the battery is full when I get up. Many people (including me) are very light sleepers and can even be woken up just by the screen lighting up let alone beeping noises. I can get back to sleep easily but some people aren't so lucky so yes, to some people this is a big deal.
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I put my phone on charge last night before I went asleep and the notification woke me up

Not sure if it makes a noise when in silent? Alarm still sounds in silent so this could work for me. Ill have to try it.
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Not sure if it makes a noise when in silent? Alarm still sounds in silent so this could work for me. Ill have to try it.
No it doesn't make a noise in silent but some people don't like having the phone on silent overnight just in case of an emergency.
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Ill do it that way for now, but it would be nice to have a better way of turning it off
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OK, I was wrong, mine does still beep. It must have been because my phone was in silent mode.

However, if you have a look at this http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-s2/331058-stopping-fully-charged-sound.html#post2819281 you will see that there is a way of doing this. It's not pretty but it does appear to work.
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OK, I was wrong, mine does still beep. It must have been because my phone was in silent mode.

However, if you have a look at this http://androidforums.com/samsung-galaxy-s2/331058-stopping-fully-charged-sound.html#post2819281 you will see that there is a way of doing this. It's not pretty but it does appear to work.
I'm rooted and have root explorer so im going to give that a go.
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I can confirm this works, no noise, no vibration
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I could guess root would be the way around this lol
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is it just me or does the s2 take a dogs age to charge ?
my 3g took around an hour to fully charge, i put this on charger for well over 1 1/2 hours today and still only 1/2 battery full
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this is literally the most consistently disruptive thing i've invited into my house... It's waking me up and is actually affecting my life is a real way. not just some silly annoyance.

returning it this weekend.

going back to iphone.
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okay looked through the entire internet at this battery issue.

what a joke.
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okay looked through the entire internet at this battery issue.

Anyways on mine I replaced the full charge sound with one of the other sound files. The original sound is dreadfully annoying, I don't want to hear it ever again.
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Install battery charged silencer. A free app from the market.
Works like a charm. You can even give it a time range as to when to keep its mouth shut.

Alternatively, if you are on a JKay deluxe theme, you can turn it off via the deluxe settings app. It doesnt turn the vibrate off tho unfortunately, just the beep. The app I mentioned above turns off both
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ok see that now.

honestly still annoying and will likely give up on this phone this weekend.

between this, the crappy MMS, the innumerable USELESS apps the phone comes with, and the shitty contacts interface, i think this phone will eventually drive me nuts....

it's a shame because the screen and form are so nice.
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i want excellent email, navigation, MMS, phone, and internet browsing. it's a shame the phone fails on 3/5 of these simple tasks.... good thing it comes with shit like "video maker" "memo" "mini diary" and "books"....

i mean what the hell is with "navigator" "latitude" AND "maps"????? i'm not a dumb ass and i can figure it out, but seriously.... the final details on this phone were planned out by a clown.
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.. and, why does it say UNPLUG CHARGER when it's done charging? My other phones have no problem sitting in their dock all day when not in use.

It means unplug the charger from the wall socket or turn it off to save energy once the charging is finished.

Just like to share, that most of the devices like laptops, tablets and phones, are not meant to be wired-charge all the time. In fact keeping it plugged reduce the battery life.

My son, wife and I, all use mackbook pro, we bought 3 machines on the same day. My son's mac is plug all the time, and by now, about year plus later, it won't last without charger for more than 50min. While my wife's and mine, keep pretty much the same life time as we bought it.

Calibrate Your Android Phone, Laptop, Macbook, iPhone Battery Life - The Tech Loft | The Tech Loft

and apple's official battery care guidelines:
Apple Portables: Calibrating your computer's battery for best performance

Apple - Batteries

I also experienced that with our Nokia phones. This time is my wife's, her phone is with shortest battery life among us. She leave it on the charger over night at home, take it to office and charge it there all day long. And even tho it shows 100%, it drops to bare minimum within minutes of usage.

I don't know how that applies to our Galaxy, but I practice the same charging habit as with other devices, for which it seem to work very well.
Check out the links, some of them explain in details the reasons behind it.

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i mean what the hell is with "navigator" "latitude" AND "maps"?????
Navigator is an easy-to-use voice-aware interface for use when driving.
Latitude is a geolocation app to share your location with, and track that of friends.
Maps is optimised for handheld use and offers.

Different uses, different interfaces. They're all using the Maps app, but in different ways.
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What is the issue?
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The issue is the phone takes too much attention and has way too many options in all the wrong places. And not enough options where it counts.

Not trying to troll here. Really frustrated because I like the phone. The crappy mms, useless apps. And inability to easily turn off this battery thing have killed it for me.
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Navigator is an easy-to-use voice-aware interface for use when driving.
Latitude is a geolocation app to share your location with, and track that of friends.
Maps is optimised for handheld use and offers.

Different uses, different interfaces. They're all using the Maps app, but in different ways.
Like I said. Useless crap.
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Not trying to troll here.
then replied to my explanation of why these seemingly-identical apps exist with

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Like I said. Useless crap.
Not a particularly gracious reply, you must admit.

You've stated your issues. I and others tried to help you with them. I'm sorry if that's not good enough for you, but at the end of the day we're only fellow-users like you. If the handset isn't to your liking then it's best you exchange it for one that is, rather than persevere and become even more frustrated.
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OK. I decided to give the thing a real effort. Rooted the phone, renamed the battery notification and disabled a bunch of other processes. The phone is a beast now and I love it. Battery life seems improved but most of that drain is the screen. Its certainly a faster quieter device.

Up next is a better messaging platform.
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OK. I decided to give the thing a real effort. Rooted the phone, renamed the battery notification and disabled a bunch of other processes. The phone is a beast now and I love it. Battery life seems improved but most of that drain is the screen. Its certainly a faster quieter device.

Up next is a better messaging platform.

Handsent is one of the best ones

as for Contacts try Go Contacts Ex
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LOL. Great thread and I happen to 100% agree with 33t. All you folks who are trying to "help" are really argueing or justifying "bloat".

Really??? Do you folks work for Samsung or something and are trying to justify your dev jobs?

Three different apps for maps service??? Why not just consolidate to one and design a slicker UI?

I am guessing some of this is why Samsung has decided to let Google control the next Android delivery in the Galaxy Nexus.



I am really hoping for a one-shot app that just eliminates this notification altogether. Internally, I would expect it to just patch the lowest level binaries where this code exists. I'd even pay a dollar for it. I bet some Android gurus could make some money with such an app.

Anothing nice thing would be a decrapifier. Guess I just need to dive in and root it. Was thinking of waiting for ICS, but since I just jumped to Android yesterday (from a jailbroken iphone 3gs), I am still green, at least to Android.
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All you folks who are trying to "help" are really argueing or justifying "bloat".
Really? And you base that on exactly how much experience?

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Do you folks work for Samsung or something and are trying to justify your dev jobs?
Nice attitude you've got there for a newcomer. We happen to be ordinary users who try to help each other.

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Because a UI optimised for car navigation would be rubbish for using as a handheld reference device. It's still Maps doing the work, just as Latitude is simply an add-on to it. Don't like or need them? Ignore them and use the basic Maps.

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Wrong way round.... Google chose Samsung as the hardware partner for the Galaxy Nexus. They call the shots with the Nexus series.
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This thread has been quiet for a while, but I'll offer this simple solution for bloat: do what I did and stick all that bloatware in a folder. It took me a few hours of tinkering with the Galaxy S2 I purchased yesterday, but now it is almost as svelte *without rooting* as my old HTC Magic which ran a much more vanilla version of Android.

No, the bloatware on this phone is not from 2.3; it's from Samsung. Personally I hate it. It was relatively quick and easy to shove it all in a folder (plus the other built-in icons I never use, like Phone and News & Weather) and now I have three very tidy screens of apps.

I do agree that the contact management on this and similar Samsung phones is absolute crap. I don't want to merge anything from different accounts; just give me my Google 'My Contacts' list and be done with it. The one annoyance I have found with contacts is that there is no way to search *all* of your Google contacts; search only goes through the contact groups you have selected to display on the phone. On my old phone I was given the option to search all contacts after an initial contact group search failed.

As for the battery charged notification, I'm hoping for help here from Locale. I've emailed the dev and will share if/when I get something useful back.
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.. and, why does it say UNPLUG CHARGER when it's done charging? My other phones have no problem sitting in their dock all day when not in use.

It means unplug the charger from the wall socket or turn it off to save energy once the charging is finished.
Samsung is likely telling us to unplug the device when charged for liability purposes. Everyone is suing everyone so this would help with Samsung's liability in case of FIRE! If you read the manual you are also "supposed" to unplug your charger, too. How many of us do that. For that matter MOST of our electronics will tell you, int eh manual, to unplug everything when not in use!

Just ignore the warning. The fully charged sound is not that loud that it would wake up the average person and that is the best Samsung can do. You just can not make everyone happy


This is a great phone.
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Old January 8th, 2012, 06:27 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Folks,

From the XDA Developers Forum, I have implemented the following solution successfully on my Samsung Galaxy S Epic 4G (with GingerBread.EI22), which has eliminated the "Battery fully charged. Unplug charger" notification from my phone. Good Luck!

forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1386112
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Old January 8th, 2012, 11:27 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Default Easy fix for screen on and notification sound

I implemented a simpler version using Tasker. Previously, the battery full notification didn't bother me as I had a Tasker night profile on that silenced the phone when on charge during the night, but I recently bought the Power Pack charge case which kept causing the phone to notify me that it's fully charged and turning on the screen in the process (and running down the battery that it's meant to conserve, in the process).

To fix this I did the following:-

1. Using a rooted phone, rename the OGG file for the notification sound:-

Using Root Browser app, I navigated to system\media\audio\ui and renamed the tw_battery_caution.ogg file to tw_battery_caution.bak

2. Setup a Tasker profile called "Unlocked", that upon the Display Unlocked event will set the custom variable %Unlocked to "1".

3. Setup a Tasker profile called "Locked", that upon Display Off event will set the custom variable %Unlocked to "0".

4. Setup a Tasker profile called "Battery Full", that upon Battery Full event will activate the System Lock action. It'll prompt you to allow Tasker to be a device administrator when the System Lock action is added. System Lock basically will turn the screen off. An "if" condition is added for the action that checks that %Unlocked is "0" before carrying out System Lock, otherwise the screen will turn off when you're using the phone.

This seems to work for me, and also enables my Power Pack to report fully charged status (blue LED). Previously, when the screen was activating it would never report itself as fully charged, so I guess the notification was draining the battery (ironically).
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PS. I wanted to use a built in Tasker variable to check that the screen was not unlocked, but couldn't find a reliable one, hence the reason for the Unlocked and Locked profiles. If anyone has a good way to get rid of these, I would be grateful.
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Just ignore the warning. The fully charged sound is not that loud that it would wake up the average person and that is the best Samsung can do. You just can not make everyone happy
I disagree with you. My husband is a light sleeper and the sound/light from the full battery notification wake him up. The BEST that Samsung could do would be to make the notification customisable, not to lock it down to one action of a wake/sound event on the phone.

Samsung CAN make everyone happy by providing options! I'll be glad to try out some of the tweaks in this forum - but for now, my phone gets turned off at night.
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If you are rooted, you can use JKay 's Deluxe Settings and disable the battery full notification.
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If you are rooted, you can use JKay 's Deluxe Settings and disable the battery full notification.
Cheers, but there doesn't seem to be one yet for XWKJ1 odexed.
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I cannot see how anyone can justify this appalling design. I too use my phone as an alarm clock. I've only had this phone one night and it woke me up.

Has anyone got a sensible solution to this nightmare?

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Get an extra battery and the charging stand/box thing I'm afraid.

You attach it to the end of the charging cable, official Samsung GS2 product.

I heard some thing about Li-Ion batteries draining rapidly by themselves when not in a phone but I think it's rubbish, will find out soon as I have what is said to be an actual genuine battery on the way.
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I have a question maybe someone can answer:

I have had the Samsung Transform since it was released back in October 2010. My husband has been complaining about that darned "Full battery/unplug charger" beep overnight for a while now.

Here's what I want to know: Did this stupid, usless, irritating beep get added with the last android software update or something? My phone never had this issue before. I've had to reset it to factory status recently because it got so bogged down with all of the 2 games the grandkids play one it (honestly, if it can't handle a couple of apps!) and since that restart, it's been annoying with this full battery beep. Was it not there before or is it just me?
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Since the ICS update my phone no longer makes the fully charged indication sound.
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https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=cz.psencik.simple.silencer&hl=en
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Default Audio manager

If you want to disable the battery warnings (either charge or battery empty).
Download the free app 'audio manager' . Just set warnings to volume 0.

It works pretty good. You can also buy the app and get profile for volume settings.
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Try this app. Fully works :
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.pextor.batterychargeralarm&feature= search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5wZXh0b3IuY mF0dGVyeWNoYXJnZXJhbGFybSJd
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That makes the problem worse doesn't it?
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