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    Default Some N4 questions from a new android user...

    I've had my Nexus 4 for a few days now and I am really enjoying it. Coming from Blackberry since 2008, I have few questions that maybe some of you on this forum can help with:

    1. Is there a native setting that turns off led, sound and vibration while the phone charges but allows for calls. I usually charge my phone at night next to my bed and would like calls to come through but nothing else. BB had this with bedside mode and when I would dock the phone it would kill all notifications except for calls. Oh I am using the free version of LightFlow.

    2. Anyway for pausing/stopping music with the volume rocker while listening to music? I hate to have to take the phone out and stop/pause using the screen. Also is there anyway of skipping tracks by long pressing the volume rocker? Not sure if this is an android or LG issue.

    3. I've noticed that sometimes I get 2 quick vibrations or one long vibration for certain notifications. Is there a native setting to set this? I usually just see vibration on or off but no other options.

    4. I was listening to music yesterday when I received a call but decided to ignore it. The music didn't continue to play after the ringing ended. Is this a bug?


    Overall, I am really impressed with the device. Everything is super smooth and a pleasure to use. Deciding if I want to get rid of my case and just use the phone naked. Feels too good in the hand to cover it up...we'll see.
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    Default Re: Some N4 questions from a new android user...

    1. you need an app called Tasker(or similar app in market). Its not supported Natively
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    Default Re: Some N4 questions from a new android user...

    2. Anyway for pausing/stopping music with the volume rocker while listening to music? I hate to have to take the phone out and stop/pause using the screen. Also is there anyway of skipping tracks by long pressing the volume rocker? Not sure if this is an android or LG issue.
    Not sure about this but you can just get headphones that can stop and pause. I'll get more answers when I finally GET my nexus 4 lol...
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    Default Re: Some N4 questions from a new android user...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hubertsng View Post
    2. Anyway for pausing/stopping music with the volume rocker while listening to music? I hate to have to take the phone out and stop/pause using the screen. Also is there anyway of skipping tracks by long pressing the volume rocker? Not sure if this is an android or LG issue.
    Not sure about this but you can just get headphones that can stop and pause. I'll get more answers when I finally GET my nexus 4 lol...
    I don't think this is possible. It is one feature I really missed on my BB.

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    Default Re: Some N4 questions from a new android user...

    So you were a BB user. What are you using to replace bedside mode?

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    Quote Originally Posted by danielcj View Post
    So you were a BB user. What are you using to replace bedside mode?

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    This is one thing that i really want my N4 to be able to do. Still not sure how.
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    Default Re: Some N4 questions from a new android user...

    Most of these features are in custom ROMs

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    Default Re: Some N4 questions from a new android user...

    Yea I'm not quite ready to root yet.

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    Default Re: Some N4 questions from a new android user...

    Quote Originally Posted by danielcj View Post
    Yea I'm not quite ready to root yet.

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    Rooting a Nexus device is super easy but if you want to be walked through it just ask or PM me.

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    Default Re: Some N4 questions from a new android user...

    Great I'll keep that in mind.

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    Default Re: Some N4 questions from a new android user...

    I must say, I'm finding all of this ultra teddy talk rather intimidating! I've had iPhones for four years, so I'm already a bit nervous about the learning curve here. APNs? Roots? ROMs? Oh my. So, can a person just turn on the phone and go? I'm having visions of myself staring in confusion at this phone (if it ever arrives).
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    Default Re: Some N4 questions from a new android user...

    Quote Originally Posted by AuntieJimbo View Post
    I must say, I'm finding all of this ultra teddy talk rather intimidating! I've had iPhones for four years, so I'm already a bit nervous about the learning curve here. APNs? Roots? ROMs? Oh my. So, can a person just turn on the phone and go? I'm having visions of myself staring in confusion at this phone (if it ever arrives).
    If you're new to Android I would stay with stock (out of the box) the for a while. Then you can find out if you really need the features that requiring rooting or if apps can address them.

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    Teddy talk? Gah. I thought I typed "techy." Look at me go! Maybe I should just leave the phone in the box...
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    Default Re: Some N4 questions from a new android user...

    The APN is the settings that connect your phone to the network. If you're using AT&T you might have to play around to get the right settings, otherwise it should work right out of the box.

    All the other stuff is for phone nerds who like to fudge around with stuff. Most people just turn the phone on and use it as is.

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    Yes, AT&T. And I want to be a phone nerd, too, but maybe nothing beyond a TARDIS case for the phone itself. That'll do.
    Ok, so note to self- fiddle with APN. Thanks!
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    Default Re: Some N4 questions from a new android user...

    I'm currently working on an app that will mute notifications at night. I could probably do the same when charging.

    I'll let you know when it's ready to test if you're interested.

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    Default Re: Some N4 questions from a new android user...

    Quote Originally Posted by mwilkins View Post
    Rooting a Nexus device is super easy but if you want to be walked through it just ask or PM me.

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    You sir are a class act.

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    Default Re: Some N4 questions from a new android user...

    Does rooting a nexus device void your warranty?

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    Default Re: Some N4 questions from a new android user...

    Quote Originally Posted by danielcj View Post
    Does rooting a nexus device void your warranty?

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    without saying yes or no, you could always unroot it and ROM it back to stock.
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    Default Re: Some N4 questions from a new android user...

    Quote Originally Posted by danielcj View Post
    1. Is there a native setting that turns off led, sound and vibration while the phone charges but allows for calls. I usually charge my phone at night next to my bed and would like calls to come through but nothing else. BB had this with bedside mode and when I would dock the phone it would kill all notifications except for calls. Oh I am using the free version of LightFlow.
    I've been using the free app, 'Quick Profiles' from Google Play store. I've been using it for a couple years when I got my Droid Bionic and now on my Nexus4. You can customize to your hearts content on calls, notifications, media notifications, call volume, alarm volume, etc.
    I have 4 profiles setup:
    Home (everything on)
    Work (more quieter notifications/calls on)
    Silent (everything completely off - bedtime)
    Work oncall (All notifications off, but allow phone calls). This sounds like what your particularly interested in?

    Good luck and welcome to the Android community!
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    Default Re: Some N4 questions from a new android user...

    Quote Originally Posted by nickacs View Post
    I've been using the free app, 'Quick Profiles' from Google Play store. I've been using it for a couple years when I got my Droid Bionic and now on my Nexus4. You can customize to your hearts content on calls, notifications, media notifications, call volume, alarm volume, etc.
    I have 4 profiles setup:
    Home (everything on)
    Work (more quieter notifications/calls on)
    Silent (everything completely off - bedtime)
    Work oncall (All notifications off, but allow phone calls). This sounds like what your particularly interested in?

    Good luck and welcome to the Android community!
    This is exactly what i'm looking for... I'll install it as soon as i get my device. Thanks!
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    Default Re: Some N4 questions from a new android user...

    Looks like a good app. I will check it out. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Some N4 questions from a new android user...

    I installed quick profiles and couldn't find any way of allowing for phone calls yet silencing notifications. Do you have a nexus 4. The only option is ringer+notifications which defeats the purpose.

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    Default Re: Some N4 questions from a new android user...

    So I think I've found a good alternative to bedside mode for android. I just service flow light to handle all sounds, vibrations and led. Then set the option to stop all of those when the phone is charging. This way calls can still ring through but everything else is silent.

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    Default Re: Some N4 questions from a new android user...

    I use NFC tags. NFC Launcher can also work without tags just with widgets.

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