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    Default App to automatically switch phone on and off?

    Hi all !

    This is my first post to the forum and I am quite excited to be joining the world of Android and Free Software!

    I had got myself an Xperia U, but was not very happy with the size of the screen and the high resolution and ending up getting the more basic Xperia Miro. You see, I am not a power user and just need basic functionality from my phone.

    Now one of the wonderful things about Android is the presence of numerous apps on Google Play. Since I have earlier used Linux Ubuntu for quite a while, I was expecting to find an app that lets me power down the phone at a preset time (in the night for me), and then boots it up (early in the morning) at a user defined time.

    Unfortunately, though I did look around I am yet to find such an app. So, will someone let me know if they know of such an app? Or alternately, if no such app exists is there any workaround to the problem?

    Thanks!
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    look here and you will see that it is not possible
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    If you mean completely power off and later re-boot, I don't think so. Not sure how any app could restart the phone if it is powered down. On the other hand, if you mean simply turning it off and on at pre-set times, this app may work (I'm not familiar enough with it to know for sure).
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    Quote Originally Posted by AM_SOS View Post
    Hi all !
    I was expecting to find an app that lets me power down the phone at a preset time (in the night for me), and then boots it up (early in the morning) at a user defined time.

    Unfortunately, though I did look around I am yet to find such an app. So, will someone let me know if they know of such an app? Or alternately, if no such app exists is there any workaround to the problem?
    Welcome to AndroidCentral.

    If you're looking for turning off just the Phone part of your device i.e. no calls/sms from your carrier. Yes, it's possible with Airplane mode. But, If you want to shut the whole damn thing OFF, well not possible as far as I know(correct me if am wrong).
    It's strange that cheap feature phones can be turned OFF completely and will Turn on for the alarm on their own, even when the phone was OFF. But our current generation smartphones can't make it happen. I've also been looking for a similar app for a long time, so do post back here. If you find anything.
    Why you should buy Nexus devices? Read this: http://www.deepakravlani.blogspot.com/2012/08/why-google-nexus.html
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    Hi, welcome to Android Central

    I'm not really sure if there's an app that can do that.
    Since you said you want to turn off the phone at night, I guess you don't want to be bothered with calls ,notifications & stuff like that ! If so,there's an app called ZDBox that have a "Do Not Disturb" mode , which mute all your notifications (or some of em if you like) or puts your phone into Airplane mode for a specific period of time & after the time ends it goes back to normal.

    I've been using this feature for a month now on my Atrix, the phone automatically mute everything except alarm (I set it that way) at 12:00 a.m. & then goes back to normal at 9:00 a.m.

    I set it up in my father's SGS II to mute everything from 2:30 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.


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    Hi,
    New generic android phones with Android 4.0 and above have a feature in settings menu >> schedule power on off. This is similar to what you are looking for. You only need to exploit this further and make it work when charger is connected.
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    I use a power off app and the app AutomateIt to run the app
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    My phone has 4.0 but where is that seeing

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    PowerBoot,
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    Power boot, Startup Manager, Reboot Manager / Widget, Fast Reboot Pro
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    Ur an *****...dont post app solutions if you have no clue

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    Ur an *****...dont post app solutions if you have no clue
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    Micromax phones has this feature, like I have micromax Doodle which has this application inbuilt, and everyday my doodle switches off at my specified time in night and automatically switches on at my specified time in the morning. I don't have to set it everyday, Once i specified and it works brilliantly everyday.
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    i dont want my phone to get power off at any time ...what settings do i need to make?
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    hi there are phones that do that but its not realy anything android its probably a piece of hardwear
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    Oppo Find 5 does it only with its Original ROM ColorOS. It even turns on your phone if you have an alarm set. Awesome phone... So best is to speak to Oppo representatives but it's a feature which needs to be included with the kernel.
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    My BLU smartphone came with this function. It's a really great function, power off at 10:00pm, power on at 7:00am, really saves on power. However, I too have been looking for an app to do this as I'm thinking of getting a different phone. But alas, no joy. You would think this would be a function on all smart phones by now. But leave it the "smart" engineers/developers...........tend to miss the obvious.

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