Phone Settings Profiles


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  1. mjschmidt

    mjschmidt Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Would love to see this. An app that allows the user to set up multiple one-click profiles for phone settings. I have tried Locale, but Locale only allows for control of a small number of settings. I would like to be able to create custom profiles and switch between them with shortcuts on the desktop, or from the notification bar.

    For example:

    Profile 1 (Power Saver)
    APNs = off
    WiFi = Off
    BT = Off
    Background Data = Off
    Sync = Off
    Brightness = (user's choice, I set to 9%)
    GPS = Off
    Wireless Location = Off

    This profile saves battery power the best. I would like to be able to switch back to a "Power User" mode (all of these things turned ON) with one press.

    I'd also like to set up one-click profiles with variations on these settings, in case I just want to change the BT or WiFi.

    Also settings for Volume, etc.

    basically one-touch user customizable settings profiles for _all_ settings.
     

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  2. shivers316

    shivers316 Godmember VIP Member

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    Try Toggle Settings.
     
  3. mjschmidt

    mjschmidt Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Toggle Settings is _pretty_ close to what I want, except for two things. When I try to customize the profiles, the option to enable/disable GPS as part of a profile is greyed out (the word GPS is there in the list, but there is no check box). Also, while there is an option in the profiles to turn Auto-Sync on/off, there is no option for turning Background Data on/off. There are times when i want to be online with my phone, but not have Background Data turned on.
     
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    Take a look at Setting Profiles (Home Useful Android Apps). It does almost everything you asked, except GPS and wireless location (from android v1.5 google does not allow any app modify GPS settings. Except it's own system settings). In additional to manual switch automated rules are supported (for example activate power saving profile if battery is below 20%)
     
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    mjschmidt Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    The closet I could find in the market place to the app you referenced was this: Setting Profiles Lite v1.0.1 Application for Android | Tools

    Unfortunately this app doesn't allow for the control of "Background Data: On/Off" which is the one thing I really want, but none of the settings profile type apps offer.

    Toggle Settings comes closest, but as with most of these apps, they allow for the user to add "Autosync On/Off" to the profile, but not "Background Data On/Off".

    I want to be able to create a profile that will automatically turn on my WiFi (and ideally APNs), and leave my Background data off, but also have a profile that does the same, but turns Background Data on.

    Reason is: you need Background Data on to use Market Place, but there are times I want to go online with my phone to surf the web for example, but I don't want other apps that may be running in the BG (like email or apps that contact their devs or a server) to be doing anything. Thus I want BG data turned off.
     
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    eclipsed4utoo Well-Known Member

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    Looking through the API, we are only given a way to view whether the user has background data set to true/false. We can't change that value.
     
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    mjschmidt Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Sucktackular. Well, thanks for the info, at least I can stop hunting my holy grail now. ;-)
     
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    The latest version of Setting Profiles (1.0.9) will toggle Background Data and Auto-Sync on/off on Android v1.6.
    On Android v2.* it will only toggle Auto-Sync, but not Background Data.

    And it does control GPS On/Off on both Android v1.6 and v2.*.

    Both options available only in Full (i.e. paid) version.
     
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    mjschmidt Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    That's wonderful... for people who aren't Canadian. :-(

    Rogers HTC Magic and Dream, the LG Eve, and the HTC Hero are all still stuck on 1.5. The Dream is not being updated at all, the Magic is skipping 1.6 and going right to 2.1 by "mid year", and we haven't heard yet about the Hero or the LG Eve.

    Oh yeah, and we don't have access to paid apps yet.
     
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    Juice Defender turns 3G on and off. You can set intervals, but I have 15 min off 2 min on. It does it automatically. It's nice and I can tell a batt. diff. just with that.
     

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