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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by torontokid, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. pappcam

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    Where do you get that idea from?

    The internet is a haven for misinformation.
     

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    I came from Blackberry, and yes Blackberry does turn itself back on at the alarm time. Blackberry also had universal phone search, Android doesn't.
     
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    Android does have it, but its hampered by apple lawsuits
     
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    Actually, it will so long as its plugged in; the BIOS will wake the PC at the alarm time. You can use CMOS Setup to wake the PC or use Windows' Task Scheduler.

    -+-

    Androids were meant to be powered on all the time. Unless your device isn't configured properly, standby should barely use any power (<=1.5%/hr).
     
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    Technically no because blackberry devices don't actually turn off. They have on, standby, no battery. Those are the only states.

    Thats why it only takes s few seconds to "turn on" yet several minutes if you remove the battery
     
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    From the phone. It says that when I charge it turned on (not with those words, but something like: continuous use when charging may prevent efficient charging.

    And also, turn it on and off sometimes is good for the ram and every night is a good moment.


    I agree, internet forums doubly so :p
     
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    All it is saying (heh, I had to explain this to my wife since she like to leave the screen on at significant brightness, even if she's not using it) is that the phone won't charge as quickly since your using it drains it simultaneously.

    Unless you have renegade/buggy apps, there's no need for nightly reboots (it won't hurt anything either though).

    RAM is not something you want cleared; unused RAM is wasted RAM. Not unlike Windows, Android keeps apps in memory that you use for better responsiveness.
     
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    Alarms on Android:

    I loved my Motorola Droid X. But I rarely used the alarms. When I did, it worked fine, but I had most notifications set to not make noise anyway. When I set the phone to Vibrate (Silent) mode, the alarms vibrated. Unfortunately, at the ripe old age of 2-months-before-eligible-for-upgrade, my Droid X died.

    Now, I have a Samsung Galaxy S3. And I have a need to have several alarms set to go off during the day. On this phone, you can set it to Silent Mode, you can set it to Vibrate, you can set it however you want, but the alarms still sound.

    "Why would anyone want this to work this way? It must be a bug.", thought I. Then, in searching for a way to turn them off, I found the answer: It's for people who use the phone as an alarm clock, and turn off all the other sounds. Well, that solved one problem for me: I can turn off SOME of the %$#@! notifications that wake me up at night with the Silent setting. (And they only seem to come at night. "Hit OK to do the OTA update." Hey, if I were awake, I wouldn't need the piercing whistle. If I'm asleep, I don't want to wake up to hit an "OK" button! Just send this out during the day! -But I digress.)

    What the heck? How do I turn the alarms to vibrate if I don't want them going off in the middle of a meeting? Apparently, you can set a zillion alarms, but they are only to be used to wake up with.

    A little more research, and I *thought* I had found the solution. Audio Manager. You can set profiles! "Silent", "Vibrate", "Night Time"... whatever you want. Each profile sets the sound level for media, phone, alarm, and what-have-you separately. And you can schedule them to turn on automatically! I set my alarms to vibrate during my weekly meeting.

    It. Didn't. Work. The developer said, "Yes, the Galaxy S3 Alarms use their own separate sound stream, so it doesn't matter how you set the Alarm sound stream." So... the stock Alarm app doesn't use the stock Alarm sound settings provided by the OS? (ICS)

    So, I uninstalled AudioManager. Twice. And now my phone randomly puts itself on Silent mode (not at times I ever scheduled when AudioManager WAS installed) and the alarms don't sound any more. Ever. And phone calls ring, or not, randomly; regardless of whether the phone itself thinks it's set to Silent mode.

    CAN ANYONE OFFER ANY HELP WITH THIS ONE? Is there something I can do to get regular function back on my phone? Some cache I can clear? (Rebooting hasn't helped.)

    To some previous poster: For "universal phone search" on Android, download PowerSearch from the "Google Play Store". (Stupid name. I don't know about you, but I *use* my phone, I don't play with it.)

    To another previous poster who is considering whether to keep or return their new Samsung Galaxy S3: Here are some problems you may want to look out for:
    1) USB connection problems. (Takes me about 20 unplug/replug cycles to transfer 10 songs.)
    2) Unlike older phones, no FM receiver.
    3) Auto-dim happens randomly in steady light.
    4) Setting to not use data on "foreign carrier" towers is ignored.
    5) Setting to not blink LED when there are new/missed messages (of any kind, incl. email and text) is ignored.
    6) "Silent Mode" doesn't shut off sound from alarms or some notifications. (See above)
    7) "Driving Mode" doesn't turn on speaker phone on phone calls.
    8) Phone does not detect whether output-only cable or output-plus-microphone cable is plugged into speaker (headset) jack. If you put in an AUX cable to your car stereo, the microphone will be disabled, as it apparently assumes you've plugged in the headset provided with the phone, which has a microphone. So you cannot listen to music or incoming phone calls on your car speakers and still talk to anyone on a phone call - or use voice controls for the phone.
     
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    The BB never shuts off unless you take the battery out, it does go into a low energy mode and on a BB you can also put the phone is "Bedside Mode" which is the equivalent to the Android "airplane Mode" and then an alarm will ring on either a BB or Android.
     
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    Never realised this as i always have my phone on and on charge at night but do find it strange that phones as good as these cant turn on when an alarm is set.
    If you turn the phone off over night and turn it back on the time is still correct so if it can remember the time it should surely remember to turn on at set time.
     
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    The phone's time is reset every time it is turned on from your provider. It does not remember the time when off.
     
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    You can always put the phone in airplane mode and then the alarm will still ring but you will not get any phone calls or email or be able to do anything that requires internet access
     
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    Ha Ha It's like some of my neighbors..... they shut off the power to their house when they go to bed. JK :)
     
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    Motorola A810, and the older Motorola E680i both have "Alarm powered off" option. Set alarm time, check "Alarm powered off", power off, and when alarm time comes phone will power on by itself and sound the alarm. When snooze or dismiss is chosen, phone will power off again. Not available in Samsung Galaxy Pocket (Android Gingerbread). Maybe a Motorola with Android has an "Alarm powered off" function?
     
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    This is a huge issue for me.

    I found this to be an awesome feature with the Blackberries I had been using over the past 5 years.

    Phones with terrible battery life , like the Galaxy S3 and the now NExus4 which i have just bought (which is one amazing phone btw) should all come standard with this feature.

    Countless times i have been places over night and forgot a charger and want to conserve battery for the next day, but still need to set an alarm to wake me up. And the blackberry saved my life every time with that simple feature.

    Quite shocked that the new nexus device doesn't have this feature. Still love the phone, but I just don't understand why this isn't done with android devices, yet blackberry does.


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    With blackberries, when you shut them down they aren't actually shut down.

    With android, when you tell it to power off it does exactly that.

    If you want to shut off all radios to conserve battery but still have it on to set off an alarm simply put it in airplane mode instead of powering it down.
     
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    Turning off sync services also works very well to save power, this can be done from the notification bar too allowing you to to still receive phone calls and texts.
     
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    No that is a really bad feature to have and I would never want that feature I'll explain that in a minute, but when the phone is off its off no function is done by it.

    Imagine you go to an important meeting/occasion where you want your phone to be silent but you forgot to turn off alarm so you quickly turn off your phone, if your phone goes off won't that be embarassing and stupid?

    Secondly even if it does go off, it will drain battery because your phone is obviously functioning. Anyone agree?
     
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    This is not a feature!
     
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    WoW!! this is a funny thread :laugh:
     
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    I can say with absolute certainty that if I do not set the alarm, it will not go off. What is up with that?
     
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    It does remember the time. Just like a pc would with a cmos battery. Not all providers set time, which can be tested.

    In fact, I can see the correct time in custom recovery after the power has been removed and where there is no radio running.
     
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    When you are in recovery the phone is not off, the OS is not booted, though.
     
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    Sorry, you miss my point. I'm not talking about alarms or the possibility of a "wake on event" scenario for a powered off device.

    All I'm saying here is if I remove the battery and boot into recovery directly after, the time is still right. The device can keep time without android running.
     

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