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    Default Automatically starting airplane mode

    I would like to set my nexus 5 to start airplane mode automatically each night at say 11:30 pm so that I'm not exposed to sound or radiation while sleeping. But the two "automatic airplane mode" apps I've tried haven't worked dependably, even though one worked great on my old device.

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    Default Re: Automatically starting airplane mode

    Do you have tasker app? If so, you can set up a profile to do that. (if you haven't used tasker in the past, it can do this, and a LOT more)

    Edit: maybe Llama app (free) can do this too
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    Default Re: Automatically starting airplane mode

    I had to resort to the old fashioned way, I turn it on myself. I am about as reliable as one of those apps... I remember about half the time.

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    Default Re: Automatically starting airplane mode

    Quote Originally Posted by jj14x View Post
    Do you have tasker app? If so, you can set up a profile to do that. (if you haven't used tasker in the past, it can do this, and a LOT more)

    Edit: maybe Llama app (free) can do this too
    No, Tasker cannot do this under KitKat or even (pretty certain) Jelly Bean. The latest versions of Android OS have moved Airplane mode into the "protected" settings group and apps cannot change this mode. Some can do it only if the phone is rooted but I don't believe that works either with KitKat 4.4.2.
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    Default Re: Automatically starting airplane mode

    Quote Originally Posted by N4Newbie View Post
    No, Tasker cannot do this under KitKat or even (pretty certain) Jelly Bean. The latest versions of Android OS have moved Airplane mode into the "protected" settings group and apps cannot change this mode. Some can do it only if the phone is rooted but I don't believe that works either with KitKat 4.4.2.
    It can be done on the rooted N5 with 4.4.2 (I missed mentioning "rooted" in my earlier post)
    Download the Secure settings plugin for tasker and enable the helper alternative (not helper). It works. I use it.
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    Default Re: Automatically starting airplane mode

    Have you tried Juice Defender? They have a schedule you can use, although I haven't used in on the Nexus 5. I guess that says something about my battery life with the N5.
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    Default Re: Automatically starting airplane mode

    Program a NFC tag to do this and leave it on your nightstand. When you lay the phone down on it at night (screen unlocked) it will automatically change the settings. Although frankly, it is just as easy to hold the power button and choose airplane mode.

    Question: Why not just turn off the phone at night? Airplane mode kills everything anyway.
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    Default Re: Automatically starting airplane mode

    Quote Originally Posted by jj14x View Post
    It can be done on the rooted N5 with 4.4.2 (I missed mentioning "rooted" in my earlier post)
    Download the Secure settings plugin for tasker and enable the helper alternative (not helper). It works. I use it.
    +1 for Tasker with Helper Alternative
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    Default Re: Automatically starting airplane mode

    Quote Originally Posted by patruns View Post
    Program a NFC tag to do this and leave it on your nightstand. When you lay the phone down on it at night (screen unlocked) it will automatically change the settings.
    For NFC to toggle airplane mode, it will require root too. But yes, that is an option if rooted.

    Quote Originally Posted by patruns View Post
    Question: Why not just turn off the phone at night? Airplane mode kills everything anyway.
    Yep
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    Default Re: Automatically starting airplane mode

    Quote Originally Posted by patruns View Post

    Question: Why not just turn off the phone at night? Airplane mode kills everything anyway.
    Alarm clock, clock display.... Not to mention that you might also forget to turn it off, and then get that irritating interrupt

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    Default Re: Automatically starting airplane mode

    Quote Originally Posted by jj14x View Post
    For NFC to toggle airplane mode, it will require root too. But yes, that is an option if rooted.
    Why? Airplane mode is just a setting already available. It does not require system access.
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    Default Re: Automatically starting airplane mode

    Quote Originally Posted by patruns View Post
    Why? Airplane mode is just a setting already available. It does not require system access.
    In 4.4.2, it does. And also in 4.2 if I recall correctly.
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    Default Re: Automatically starting airplane mode

    Quote Originally Posted by N4Newbie View Post
    In 4.4.2, it does. And also in 4.2 if I recall correctly.
    According to this app root is not needed, it supports 4.4 and was updated as recently as 1/17/14.
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