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Is there a way to schedule the phone to turn off and on automatically?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by OklahomaHoss, Jul 9, 2021.

  1. OklahomaHoss

    OklahomaHoss Newbie
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    Like maybe set it to shut off at my bedtime and come back on a half hour before my alarm is set to go off? Thanks guys.
     



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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    just leave it plugged in overnight.....i do and i have not seen any long term battery issues because of it. once a phone is turned off.....it is off. nothing will run while the phone is off......so no there is no such thing.
     
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  3. OklahomaHoss

    OklahomaHoss Newbie
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    Yea, there is. My last phone, the ZTE Blade Max View had this feature, and I had it scheduled to turn off at 11pn and back on at 6am. But it was also a newer phone that my Pro, with a newer version of Android.
     
  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    are you sure that was not just a deep sleep option with a schedule to wake up at a certain a time? phones are like computers. you can schedule a computer to shutdown at a certain time, but you can't schedule the computer to turn itself on. it needs someone to turn the power on......same with android phones.

    i have yet to come across anything that suggests that it can boot up a phone at a scheduled time.
     
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  5. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    I agree. Once a device is completely off, it's off and cannot spring to life automagically...
     
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  6. OklahomaHoss

    OklahomaHoss Newbie
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    Yep. It's a thing. It's even called "scheduled power on/off" in the phone's settings.
     
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  7. OklahomaHoss

    OklahomaHoss Newbie
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    Well, it's not magic, just a feature.
     
  8. tube517

    tube517 Android Expert

    My LG V60, my old phone, Note 9 and my wife's Note 20 Ultra has scheduled power on/off feature. I set it to do it once a week.

    You can't set it to turn off at one time and come on at a later time but you can set it to cycle off then on at a set time. I set it for Wed 4 am and my alarm is at 6 am.
     
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  9. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.
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    It's definitely possible to schedule a computer to turn on by itself, if there's an option in the BIOS. Some computers have had that ability for 15-20 years, maybe longer.

    Some phones will automatically turn on if you set an alarm with the stock Clock app, have you tested yours? Set the alarm to go off in an hour, turn it off and see what happens.

    Might be an option if your phone doesn't have the "scheduled power on/off" feature included. Not sure if a separate app could turn on a phone that's power off.
     
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  10. svim

    svim Extreme Android User

    Well, actually what you're implying would have to involve magic. If you removed your phone's battery and then expected your phone to be able to start itself up that would be matter of defying laws of physics.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_law
    When you press the Power button on your phone, it's not an actual, physical switch where you connect/break a connection between the battery and the logic board, it's simply sending an electronic signal to either boot up or down. And those electronic signals can only exist when there's at least some power. It's not unlike a DVR player in your entertainment center where there's a little display showing the time, and you can use a remote to turn it on or off. The switch on that player is not an actual, physical switch either. If it was, the always-visible time display or the ability to detect the infra-red remote signal would also require magic. In that case the switch is just sending out signals for the player to do different functions. As for PCs that can be set to turn on/off in the BIOS or UEFI, PCs have CMOS batteries that retain things like time and hardware config settings even if the power cord is removed, smartphones do not. They rely solely upon the main battery (well, for some semi-permanent hardware config data a programmable firmware chip but that doesn't involve user data retention.)
    Anyway, your phone does require at least some power at all times even when it's 'powered off'. That's essentially just nit-picking something that typically doesn't matter, but in this particular instance you do need to be aware of what's involved to do what you want. I'd suggest just enabling Airport Mode at night and letting your phone go into its low-power, deep sleep mode but whatever.
     
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  11. OklahomaHoss

    OklahomaHoss Newbie
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    Who said anything about removing the battery?
     
  12. PitCarver

    PitCarver Android Expert

    My LG V40 has the schedule power off feature, though it automatically restarts within an hour of the scheduled off time.

    Mine BTW goes off every Sunday at 3:00am.
     
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