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    Default Issues with Airplane Mode in 4.3

    I have been using an app (Llama) to automatically turn on Airplane mode at night to save my battery. I recently upgraded to a new phone with 4.3 on it, and this no longer works.

    Is there some way to reenable Airplane mode toggling? If not, is there some sort of non-rooting workaround to get the same result? I know I can turn still off Wifi and Mobile Data, but how about the phone antenna too?

    Thanks.
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    Default Re: Issues with Airplane Mode in 4.3

    Pat

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    Default Re: Issues with Airplane Mode in 4.3

    I think you are missing my point. Under 4.3, all of those apps (at least all the ones I have tried) don't work as a toggle any more. It looks like google took the ability to quickly toggle airplane mode out of 4.3.

    I am looking for a workaround to this "helpful" change.
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    Default Re: Issues with Airplane Mode in 4.3

    Why not just turn your phone off at night?

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    Default Re: Issues with Airplane Mode in 4.3

    I could do that. I could also just manually go into Airplane mode at night. I like to automate thing whenever possible and I listen to audiobooks to help me fall asleep at night.

    So, using an app called Llama, I have my phone set to automatically:

    11:00 PM - Put brightness on 6%, silence all notifications, start airplane mode, alarm volume to 100%.
    6:15 AM - Stop Airplane mode (so emails will download before I wake up)
    6:20 AM - Put brightness on 40%, set all notification volumes to medium

    This way when my Alarm goes off at 6:20, I have the maximum possible battery and all my emails are waiting for me. On my GN2 (4.1.2) this all happened automatically with no interaction from me. On my GN3 (4.3), the airplane toggle no longer works.

    So, I can turn off Wifi and Mobile data automatically, but the LTE antenna will still be running. This post was to see if there was another way to automatically turn off the LTE antenna.

    On a side note, does anyone know what Google was trying to save me from by turning this into a toggle? I sure with when they made those changes they would add an option to let me do it the old way. I am perfectly happy taking care of things like that on my own.
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    Default Re: Issues with Airplane Mode in 4.3

    Quote Originally Posted by MrMLK View Post
    I think you are missing my point. Under 4.3, all of those apps (at least all the ones I have tried) don't work as a toggle any more. It looks like google took the ability to quickly toggle airplane mode out of 4.3.

    I am looking for a workaround to this "helpful" change.
    So what you are saying is that every one of those developers is lying when they say their app will toggle airplane mode on and off on my phone running 4.3? I might buy 1 or 2 of them, but not all. They say they can toggle and they show as compatible to me on my GNex running 4.3. Maybe the issue is with Samsung's skin on your phone? If so, you might have better luck posting in the GN3 forums instead of the generic Jelly Bean forums.
    Pat

    Galaxy Nexus 10 - stock KitKat 4.4.4
    Galaxy Nexus 7 (2nd Generation) - stock KitKat 4.4.4
    Chromecast
    Nexus 5 - stock KitKat 4.4.4
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    Default Re: Issues with Airplane Mode in 4.3

    Quote Originally Posted by patruns View Post
    So what you are saying is that every one of those developers is lying when they say their app will toggle airplane mode on and off on my phone running 4.3? I might buy 1 or 2 of them, but not all. They say they can toggle and they show as compatible to me on my GNex running 4.3. Maybe the issue is with Samsung's skin on your phone? If so, you might have better luck posting in the GN3 forums instead of the generic Jelly Bean forums.
    I don't know why you are acting so hostile. I don't think the developer's are lying. I think you are making a mistake. You are also trying to solve a different problem then the one I posted.

    1) Google removed the API to set airplane mode in 4.2. This was apparently done for security reasons, although I am not 100% sure what they were trying to accomplish. This means that post 4.2, apps can no longer simply toggle airplane mode. If you doubt this, a simple search on google for "airplane mode api removed on jelly bean" will find you several million hits explaining and discussing this. To answer your question, I posted this here instead of the GN3 forums, because this is a Jelly Bean issue, not a GN3 issue.

    2) Just for fun, I downloaded and tried out several of the apps on your link. Some of them just didn't do anything (ie Airplane Mode Toggle by SchreinerDev) and some pop up a message saying that they are incompatible on Jelly Bean when you run them (ie Airplane on / off toggle switch by FREE WING). Perhaps they are compatible in the sense that they run on your device, but not that they perform the desired function.

    3) The problem I had was not that I couldn't find an app to toggle airplane mode. The problem I had was that I couldn't find one to toggle it automatically based on the time of day. The app I used to do that with was no longer working, and I wanted a new app to do it automatically. I have a built in toggle to do it via a popup, but I was hoping to find an automatic way to do it. The built in toggle requires three actions (drag to get notification tray, tap toggle, tap ok on popup) and the automatic way requires none ().
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    Default Re: Issues with Airplane Mode in 4.3

    My apologies, I did not mean to sound hostile. I looked further into this and I see most of those apps have not been updated in at least a year and some 2 years. Take a look at the description in this app. It might lead you to a solution for JB 4.3, albeit outside of the Play Store.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d....dm.airplanemh
    Pat

    Galaxy Nexus 10 - stock KitKat 4.4.4
    Galaxy Nexus 7 (2nd Generation) - stock KitKat 4.4.4
    Chromecast
    Nexus 5 - stock KitKat 4.4.4
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    Default Re: Issues with Airplane Mode in 4.3

    Thanks for the suggestions, but I don't want to root my phone. I guess I am stuck for now.

    Oh well, thanks for trying.
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    Default Re: Issues with Airplane Mode in 4.3

    Certainly removing a capability is a bad move! I was used to a single action toggle of airplane mode for a number of occasions, like Church, meetings, conferences, on top of flying. Fumbling with the power switch menu just takes too long, if the selection is right the first time.
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    Default Re: Issues with Airplane Mode in 4.3

    I liked having the ability to toggle airplane on/off quickly in case I wanted m phone to get back on LTE if my signal got so poor I would transition back to 3g
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    Angry Re: Issues with Airplane Mode in 4.3

    I admire how calm you are!

    I don't know why the f did they disallow to switch automatically the airplane mode...

    I have done factory reset -- unfortunately the 4.3 version is still there!!

    I have no options now... I don't want my phone to be turned on during night...

    I can root my phone, but I don't want to loose warranty...
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    Default Re: Issues with Airplane Mode in 4.3

    Anyone know if Google turned it back on in 4.4 ?
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    Default Re: Issues with Airplane Mode in 4.3

    Does the Secure Settings plugin for Llama and Tasker require root? Sorry I can't help.

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