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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Jan Shim, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. rapidsandroid

    rapidsandroid Well-Known Member
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    Is Blocking Mode not on Verizon S3's? I can't find it at all.
     

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  2. sherlock5545

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    I read somewhere that Verizon hid the option from the menu.
     
  3. rapidsandroid

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    Communists!
     
  4. nytmare

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    What Doit2it stated above may work on some phones, but it doesn't work on my Verizon S3.
     
  5. Gomjaba

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    I got an airplane mode widget ... same thing I suppose .. When using Blocking Mode don't forget to untick "Alarm" - made that mistake during the first night when I got my S3 .. Thought Blocking mode is = airplane mode but that disables alarms too by default.
     
  6. Doit2it

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    It won't work with the stock TouchWiz interface. You have to install a new launcher that supports shortcuts. I know Apex Launcher and Nova Launcher support shortcuts. Other launchers such as Go EX and ADW EX probably do, I just haven't used them in a while.
     
  7. Stuntman

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    I just charge my phone when I'm asleep. I simply silence notifications when I am asleep. Volume Widget is pretty useful for setting a sound profile that turns off notification sounds when I go to sleep and turning it back on when I wake up.
     
  8. lpallard

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    On my sghi747m its not working very well. As a matter of fact its working too well as its blocking calls on a 24/7 basis. Of course I programmed it to be active between 10pm and 6am.

    Whenever I am notified that I have a missed call and that the caller left a voicemail, I go to my voicemail and discover that 3 or 4 other people have called and left messages but I never got the missed call or even the phone never ring...

    Could be something else but I am sure its the stupid blocking mode as this issue started immediately when I activated the blocking mode....

    Has anyone else had problems with it?
     
  9. cntangcn

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    I came from blackberry (had used 5 different BB before). When I started android the single most important feature I missed in blackberry is the Auto on / off. Now this blocking function made it, only better (allow you to set exceptions). I understand there are some apps there to do something similar but coming from BB I would have expected this is a built-in feature.

    I love this new feature.
     
  10. gingersnapgirl

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    now if only it could be added as a toggle alongside airplane mode (which I use far less often...)
     
  11. SUroot

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    I've got rid of it. You need root though. You have to decompile settings.apk and change some code.
     
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  12. SUroot

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    Blackberry devices are so slow to turn on that the "off" function is actually only a standby function, making auto on / "off" appear to work so well.

    My gripe with blackberry is the only true way to keep it off is to remove the battery. My bold, I could (literally) blow on the power button and it would turn on. This was poor given I needed it to be off inside my bag.
     
  13. Stuntman

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    My gripe with my BB is that it seems to turn on automatically or accidentally. I keep it in my bag and I think that sometimes, the power button gets accidentally pressed as I lay my bag down or pick it up. Once in a while, I find it turned on when it should have been off.
     
  14. SUroot

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    Precisely my problem...
     
  15. THE W

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    neat feature if you need it.

    my phone is on the charger when i go to bed at night.
     
  16. nytmare

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    Thanks for the info, would rather not root just yet.
     
  17. liverpoolfan

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    I use Ring Scheduler & Auto Ring ( by developer farproc ).

    I typically do the following with Ring Scheduler.

    Mon-Sun: 11:00pm turn the phone into silent mode.

    Mon-Fri: 5:00am turn the phone into normal mode - I get up around 5:30am.
    Sat-Sun: 8:30am turn the phone into normal mode.

    Mon-Fri: 9:00am turn the phone into vibrate mode ( am in the office ).
    Mon-Fri: 5:30pm turn the phone into normal mode ( am on the train home at this time ).

    I use Auto Ring to automatically ring or sound notification for any contact starred in my phone contact list, regardless of what mode the phone is current in. It will resume the same mode after the call or notification has ended.

    Both apps are free.


    I use Juice Defender Ultimate to turn my smart phone into a phone and have it wake at certain times for 2 or 5 minutes to allow apps to sync. I also allow certain apps to override the JD settings.
     
  18. angeldevilnz

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    Hey guys,

    Silent night app does pretty much the same thing. It even lets you add exceptions as blocking mode does. Its free at play store ツ

    Angel ツ
     
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    I've been experimenting JD ultimate but find my S3 slowing down with it enabled. I have a newspaper app which I need to allow downloading at 4am for 10 minutes, How do I allow certain apps to override JD night mode?
     
  20. gazr

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    Iveonly just swapped from an iPhone and that had 'do not disturb' feature which is the same as ' blocking mode'. The only problem I have when I've tried this mode is that it also silents your alarm clock but with the iPhone your alarm still went off
     
  21. funkylogik

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    I think its yet another daft feature ill never use.
    Theres a perfectly good silent mode lol.
    And what happens when the block period finishes? Do u get all the notifications at once thus not saving any battery?
     
  22. funkylogik

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    Honestly? Wow samsung software is great eh lol.
    What if u use a 3rd party alarm app mate?
     
  23. gingersnapgirl

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    You can configure it so that the alarm clock still goes off. I use it every night, and my alarm still works.
     
  24. JR866Gooner

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    Doesnt stop unknown callers calling though.....I have yet to test with allowed contacts and ones that are not but I tested my work phone and unknown callers get through.

    What happens to text messages that are blocked? :thinking:
     
  25. In my experience with blocking mode, it just silences the notifications, and LED doesn't flash, but the notifications of emal, texts or social notifications still arrive and just sit there until you look at the phone.
     

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