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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Eris Ed, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. Eris Ed

    Eris Ed Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I've had my Desire for over a month now and most features are set up sync/update about every 3 hours, including email polling.

    2 days ago I started getting woken up in the middle of the night by notifications. This has never been a problem before and I think I changed a setting when I first got the phone that let me choose daytime and night time periods, so the phone would only 'wake up' and make a noise during the day.

    I've looked through the phone settings and the settings of my apps and email clients but can't seem to find anything that keeps the phone silent at night.

    I can always use the audio toggle to turn the phone to silent, but I'm sure there's a way to achieve the same result automatically.

    Any ideas?

  2. slug56

    slug56 Lurker

    The only setting I can think of relates to an Exchange ActiveSync email account. You can specify peak and off-peak times during the day, and say you set off peak to night time, you can set the frequency to manual.

    Settings > Accounts & Sync > Exchange ActiveSync > Schedule

    Not sure I've seen a setting anywhere for the other mail apps though (google mail..)

    You could always turn 3G/WiFi off - but I guess that is just the same as putting your phone on silent.
  3. nacatomi

    nacatomi Android Enthusiast

    Try using Timeriffic (I feel like a rep for the dev :p )
    Its a good free app and thats exactly what I use it for, in combination with APNDroid you can schedule most things to switch on\off and volume levels etc. Below is what I use, but its much more powerful than that.

    I set mine for "night" mode at 23:00

    No Vibrate
    Ringer 20%
    Notification 0%
    Bluetooth Off
    3G/2G Data Off
    Wifi Off

    and "day" mode at 07:15
    Ringer 75%
    Notification 75%
    3G/2G Data On
    Wifi On
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  4. Eris Ed

    Eris Ed Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    @nacatomi - thanks for that, just installed it and seems just what I need. I've left everything unchanged except the ringer and notification sounds are muted between 2300h and 0600h.

    Still, it's strange that the notifications have only started waking me on the last 2 nights, no idea why.....
  5. nacatomi

    nacatomi Android Enthusiast

    For me it was Calendar reminders when I forget to uncheck it. All day events would kick off a reminder at midnight and then every 5 minutes until dismissed.
  6. Nasalhair

    Nasalhair Guest

    Couldn't you just switch the phone off? That's what I do...
  7. Eris Ed

    Eris Ed Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I didn't know I could do that with my Desire....is there an app for that?? :D
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  8. Evil Genius

    Evil Genius Android Enthusiast

    or he could also stay awake all night and then he wouldn't get woken up by the notifications.
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  9. nacatomi

    nacatomi Android Enthusiast

    I would still like to be contactable at night in emergencies so no that wouldn't help at all. As a rule my phone(s) never get switched off unless I am in a hospital for work purposes when required to.
  10. Baz8755

    Baz8755 Well-Known Member

    Tasker will do all you ever desire (no pun intended)

    Using tasker my phone does the following

    1) 9:00-17:30 Mon-Fri if near office go to vibrate mode
    2) If near home turn on Wi-Fi
    3) If near home 22:30-07:00 and on power go to silent mode
    4) Check diary to see if on call, if so ignore rule 3
    5) If caller in prefered list turn off silent/vibrate and set ringer max

    It only costs $4 but makes your phone infinitely configurable :D
  11. LECTER

    LECTER Android Expert

    Airplane mode.
  12. choccy

    choccy Android Enthusiast

    Why can't you just put the phone notifications onto silent?

  13. nacatomi

    nacatomi Android Enthusiast

    You can.... The OP wanted to do this automatically :p
  14. Android1

    Android1 Member

    +1 for Timeriffic
  15. Nodders

    Nodders Android Enthusiast

  16. typoerror

    typoerror Member

    i have come to the same conclusion as th op and was coming to find a solution for this problem. timeriffic seems to be the answer i was in search of. thanks nacatomi for the suggestion!
  17. jred7469

    jred7469 Well-Known Member

    +1 for timeriffic
  18. hippy247

    hippy247 Well-Known Member

    Got to go with BAZ8755 with his suggestion of using the Tasker app, it is the most customisable app available and will basically make your phone do anything. Its not the easiest app to work out, but once you have learnt how to use it, you will be left wondering how you ever coped without it.
  19. Eris Ed

    Eris Ed Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I solved the problem using Timeriffic. Set it to mute the Notifications, Ringer and System tones between 2300h and 0600h 7 days a week. I can over ride this using the AudioManager widget if I need to. Perfect :)
  20. SpicyTacoto

    SpicyTacoto Member

    MIssed bedside mode when I ditched my BB. Sweet dreams did the truck for me.
  21. jay_kay

    jay_kay Android Enthusiast

    Spooky, been having the same issue and was gonna post here today for ideas!

    Just DL timeriffic so fingers crossed no more being woken by my calendar or gmail!
  22. garym

    garym Newbie

    Sound manager is another good app for managing notifications.
  23. Bradden

    Bradden Well-Known Member

    Sorry if it's a dumb question.. but how do I do this? :thinking:

  24. Eris Ed

    Eris Ed Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    The easiest way is to download AudioManager from the Market and install the widget on your homescreen. Tapping the widget gives you instant access to every audio type on your phone (ringer, music, notifications, etc) and you can adjust them all with a swipe ;)

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