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  1. redwoods7

    redwoods7 Member

    Hey guys, new Android user from BB here. BB has a nice feature where you can auto-set the phone on/off (plus a different time for weekends). Anyone know of a similar app for Android?

    thank you!

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  2. RyanB

    RyanB Guest

    Timeriffic is a free app that allows you to schedule certain features to toggle on or off depending on the day or time. You can create schedules for things like phone, BT, Wi Fi, etc on/off, for each day(s) that you want.

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  3. TheBiles

    TheBiles Well-Known Member

    Do you really need one for Android? The BlackBerry only needed it to reset the memory because you would run so low on free space over time.
  4. redwoods7

    redwoods7 Member

    Timeriffic looks interesting, but it doesn't look like it powers down the phone (turns it off) completely. This feature is handy for me because of the times that I forget to turn the phone off at night it doesn't drain the battery unnecessarily.

    Anybody heard of an app like this?
  5. milrtime83

    milrtime83 Well-Known Member

    Not exactly, it was more to turn it off at night so you wouldn't get bothered by emails coming in and save battery.


    I haven't seen anything that can do this yet. It is one feature of the BB that I miss. I currently use locale to mute the volume at night and turn off Bluetooth and other things that I don't need to save the battery a little.
  6. Jay-Eff

    Jay-Eff Well-Known Member

    Just setup an event in the calendar with an alarm that will go off each night before you go to bed. So you won't forget to turn the phone off.
  7. smeltron

    smeltron Member

    Not exactly a viable solution. In my case, I want it to auto turn off before bed, then auto turn on in the morning to save battery life. Sometimes in the morning I just grab my phone and go without looking at it. So it could be several hours later in the day before I realize that my phone has been turned off the whole morning (so I may have missed some important calls or emails).

    Don't get me wrong- I absolutely love my Incredible and I loathed my blackberry while I had it. But this is definitely one feature that I miss.
  8. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

    Android is not able to auto-turn on.

    The whole thing you want is a bit pointless.

    1. Turning phone on will draw lots of power and the savings overnight will go to hell during the 1 minute boot.
    2. If you want to you can use apps like Setting Profiles and turn off synchronization for the night to make sure it does not draw power.
    3. You can use software like Hibernate to hibernate the phone completely and only the alarm will wake it up.
  9. TheBiles

    TheBiles Well-Known Member

    Wait, people actually don't charge their phone over night and are too lazy to put it on vibrate?
  10. nightfishing

    nightfishing Well-Known Member

    Airplane Autoswitch is what I use to replicate the "quiet time" overnite I so enjoyed with my bb. It does not power the phone down (I leave it plugged it overnite, so that doesn't matter to me.) and it doesn't have weekend settings (just on/off times).

    It gives me a certain comfort level while I slowly withdraw from bb tendencies LOL.
  11. staz1000

    staz1000 Well-Known Member

    What you could do is use an app called Memory that came pre-installed in your Brain 0.9.
  12. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

    You can use profiler apps like Locale or Setting Profiles to do it too, plus you can set it for weekends etc.
  13. milrtime83

    milrtime83 Well-Known Member

    I guess to some people it might sound lazy, but why do something manually every single night when i can set my phone to do it automatically?
  14. TheSultan

    TheSultan Well-Known Member

    Because (IMO) why waste memory and app space, and battery juice, on an app or function when it's something that I'm capable of doing? As was mentioned earlier, Blackberry phones needed to be restarted for memory issues, not just because people didn't want them to ring, that was what profiles were for.
  15. JediJesus

    JediJesus Well-Known Member

    I would get a profile switcher (timerrific, settings porfile, to name a few) and have it set the phone to airplane mode at night and of course turn off airplane mode in the morning. Hope this helps.
    smeltron likes this.
  16. smeltron

    smeltron Member

    Technically, the auto on-off feature on blackberries doesn't completely power down the phone- it just puts it in a standby state where all connections and alerts are turned off to preserve battery life. So it doesn't really have anything to do with the lame "battery pull" concept.

    So I guess what I am really looking for is something that will automatically turn off all connections and notifications at night and put the phone in more of a standby mode, then auto turn on in the morning. I understand that a full power-down every night would do nothing to help preserve battery life.
  17. smeltron

    smeltron Member

    Sweet! This may be just what I was looking for. I'll give it a shot. Thanks Jedi!
  18. milrtime83

    milrtime83 Well-Known Member

    Well, then that's where we're different. I'm fine using the minimal space/battery it takes for the convenience.

    Have you used a Blackberry? Profiles had nothing to do with memory management. The auto on/off was a separate item in the settings menu(though I guess that could have changed in the newer BB os.)
  19. TheBiles

    TheBiles Well-Known Member

    Lots of BlackBerry apps (like QuickLaunch) would reboot the phone automatically (not just turn it on/off) in order to fix the memory issues.
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