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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by mikedean441, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. mikedean441

    mikedean441 Newbie
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    Had the moto droid for about a week. Was talked into buying it, not very computer intelligent, so have been battling through trying to get things setup for my liking.

    I have certain preferences I would like to have setup for my settings when im at work.school and home primarily. Thus far Ive been doing it all manually which has been a pain, til someone suggested locale app. Not sure if it is the way to go based on what I need so looking for insight, below is how I want my settings:

    At work--phone/text/emails all vibrate
    At school-same as above
    At home before bed time(say midnite)-phone/text/emails all have audio notification
    At home after bed time-phone can ring, text can have audio notification, but emails I want silent (no vibrate)

    Is locale they way to go? or any other ideas?

    thanks in advance

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  2. pavirotten

    pavirotten Android Enthusiast

    Locale is definitely the way to go for these different situations. I have a profile set up for:
    1. midnight to 7am (home)
    2. when I'm at work
    3. when I'm at school
    4. when I'm in the car.
    The only thing you need to watch out for is that if you set up a situation based on GPS, you will need to have a view of the outdoors at all time. Otherwise, the GPS might lose you and your situation will not work.
  3. mikedean441

    mikedean441 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    ok, so lets say I have the email settings on my phone set to vibrate for email notifications...will the locale settings trump that at night when I want it to not vibrate?

    GPS settings are a problem, as the GPS doesnt recognize my correct locaton, as we are in a new allotment that isnt on there map yet, will that be a problem?
  4. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert

    Locale settings will trump your default settings if one of your profiles is "on", meaning it's the right time or place. It actually changes the settings on the phone when this happens. So if your default is vibrate for e-mail, and you have a "Sleeping" profile set up for say, midnight through 7 that tells the phone not to make any noise at all, then it won't.

    GPS awareness is OK, but if you're using locale for things like work and school, you're better off just setting it up based on time.
  5. mjschmidt

    mjschmidt Android Expert

    Correct me if I'm wrong (I'm no longer using locale) but if you don't/can't use either GPS of time to switch settings, I believe you can also just one-click choose from your list of profiles?
  6. mikedean441

    mikedean441 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    ok, just wanted to give an update
    for the most part, worked with no issues all day today

    only problem is that in the evening I had the phone set to ring and I took teh notifications off of vibrate so that they would make a noise (or so I thought when I got email or text)

    but it made no noises at all when I got an email, or a text
    does the "notifications" option cover what happens with both emails and text since they both appear in notification section?

    and if so, any idea what I did wrong?

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