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    Default Charging the phone while powered off

    Hello fellow "m" users.

    On my old DINC, I could turn the power off on the phone, charge it, when the green light came on, turn the phone back on and voila, 100% charge. With the M (which I've only had less than a week), when I need a charge, I turn the phone off, plug it in, but then the phone turns back on (splash screen, etc). I turn it off, it turns back on . . . is there a way or a setting I should change that will charge the phone while it's off?

    Thanks for your assistance.
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    Default Re: Charging the phone while powered off

    I can't find it, but there is a setting that keeps screen always on/off when charging.

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    @kmf, I believe the question is about the phone itself remaining powered off, while charging, as opposed to just the screen.
    I had this same issue, Sunday. I had failed to charge my M, Saturday night. My only option where I was, was to use a usb cable and computer. The battery was very low, so I wanted to charge it powered off. Each time I plugged in the cable to the powered down M, it booted up. I thought this was a USB issue. I will have to try it with a wall charger to see what it does. What an odd "feature".

    ETA: I just checked and with the M off, I plugged in the wall charger and the phone stayed off. Just the battery icon was shone.
    I did not have access to the computer I used to charge the phone. It was just a powered up computer available to bum power from.
    I wonder if I were able to access the computer I could have installed the driver, from the usual pop up and selected to charge only. I reckon that is the next experiment.
    Last edited by pizza_pablo; 12-13-2012 at 01:59 PM. Reason: add experiment results
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    Quote Originally Posted by pizza_pablo View Post
    @kmf, I believe the question is about the phone itself remaining powered off, while charging, as opposed to just the screen.
    I had this same issue, Sunday. I had failed to charge my M, Saturday night. My only option where I was, was to use a usb cable and computer. The battery was very low, so I wanted to charge it powered off. Each time I plugged in the cable to the powered down M, it booted up. I thought this was a USB issue. I will have to try it with a wall charger to see what it does. What an odd "feature".

    ETA: I just checked and with the M off, I plugged in the wall charger and the phone stayed off. Just the battery icon was shone.
    I did not have access to the computer I used to charge the phone. It was just a powered up computer available to bum power from.
    I wonder if I were able to access the computer I could have installed the driver, from the usual pop up and selected to charge only. I reckon that is the next experiment.
    Your second scenario is what I'm trying to do. Powered off and just see the battery icon. Every time I power off then plug in, my phone turns back on, goes through the boot screen, etc. A setting I'm missing somewhere, perhaps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdmerrow View Post
    Your second scenario is what I'm trying to do. Powered off and just see the battery icon. Every time I power off then plug in, my phone turns back on, goes through the boot screen, etc. A setting I'm missing somewhere, perhaps?
    If you are using the wall charger, I am at a loss.
    Lets see if a more experienced member will chime in.
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    Default Re: Charging the phone while powered off

    How about plugging it into the charger first, and then powering the phone off?
    Motorola Razr M + stock Android 4.1.2 on Verizon
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    That's what I ended up doing and it works. I'm also using the New JB 4.1 update it came with which might also be an issue if it's an older version. But you need to plug the device in and then turn it off to charge.
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    Just curious, but is there any particular reason why you want the phone to be off while charging in the first place?
    Motorola Razr M + stock Android 4.1.2 on Verizon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete7874 View Post
    Just curious, but is there any particular reason why you want the phone to be off while charging in the first place?
    So you can sleep without notification lights, sounds, and vibrations?
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    Quote Originally Posted by WAldenIV View Post
    So you can sleep without notification lights, sounds, and vibrations?
    You can configure SmartActions to take care of these during specific hours of the day/night.
    Motorola Razr M + stock Android 4.1.2 on Verizon
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    Mine stays off when I power down and then plug in. Same with all my Moto's including the X, Razr Maxx, and now the M. Perhaps you have a flawed device?

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