1. WBSnow's Avatar
    Greetings. I'm not great with naming my topics but here's my question. I came from BlackBerry to Samsung and remember older BlackBerry devices being able to set my device to turn off and then turn on at specific times. There was also an app on my old BlackBerry that would simulate a battery pull.

    I'd like the ability to turn off then turn on my device automatically. Are there any apps available for the Samsung Galaxy S5 that can do either?

    Thank you.

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    08-02-2014 11:07 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Is there a reason why you want to do this? It's not really necessary on Android devices, although some people like to power off and power back on every few weeks.
    08-02-2014 11:15 PM
  3. WBSnow's Avatar
    I'm use to powering off my smartphones daily to 'connect' to the wireless network, reset the device or clear the cache. I was told this by AT&T which was the same thing I was told by Verizon when I was on their network.

    I'm new to Android, and learning. I've read both sides to this and guess I'm set in my ways.

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    08-02-2014 11:37 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    In my experience, powering down is not necessary unless you start noticing some odd behavior from the device. I can't remember the last time I powered down my Nexus 5, especially now that we don't have to any more on planes!

    Hopefully this guide might be useful to you! http://forums.androidcentral.com/gen...id-2014-a.html
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    08-02-2014 11:48 PM
  5. WBSnow's Avatar
    P. Diddy, thank you for your help. I appreciate it.

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S5.

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    08-03-2014 12:30 AM
  6. bbmjack's Avatar
    It's B not P

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    08-03-2014 06:20 AM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Heh heh, no worries. I get P. Diddy, B. Duddy, Big Daddy ... 😃

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    08-03-2014 12:33 PM
  8. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Heh heh, no worries. I get P. Diddy, B. Duddy, Big Daddy ... ������

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    I get Golddriver every now and then....lol
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    08-03-2014 12:36 PM
  9. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    To stay on topic, though:

    For most of my devices, I rarely power down my device as well. I clear my cache in recovery once per month, so that alone covers my need to power down the device. The only time I do shut my phone off is when I ma experiencing issues that I believe a shutdown will solve, which isn't very often.

    For my daily driver, my M8, I am on a nightly version of Liquid, so that can potentially get turned off more often as I update once per week.

    For the average user: A shutdown every day isn't required. It won't really hurt, but I also don't see much benefit behind it either.
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    08-03-2014 12:42 PM
  10. WBSnow's Avatar
    Heh heh, no worries. I get P. Diddy, B. Duddy, Big Daddy ... 😃

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    Oops, I made a mistake. B. Diddy, thank you!

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    08-04-2014 08:04 PM
  11. peacefulberry's Avatar
    Greetings. I'm not great with naming my topics but here's my question. I came from BlackBerry to Samsung and remember older BlackBerry devices being able to set my device to turn off and then turn on at specific times. There was also an app on my old BlackBerry that would simulate a battery pull.

    I'd like the ability to turn off then turn on my device automatically. Are there any apps available for the Samsung Galaxy S5 that can do either?

    Thank you.

    Posted via Android Central App


    I had blackberry in the past and boy do l remember the battery pulls! Lol. The only reason you would need to do that is if you have a frozen screen or something else wrong like they said above. If you want to clean some of your cache, just go to settings, more settings, storage, then click on cached data, then ok. To clear your partition cache, you have to reboot into recovery mode. The steps maybe a little different for your model, but there's plenty of info here if you need extra help. Golf and B. are great!
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    08-04-2014 08:50 PM
  12. AZgl1500's Avatar
    There isn't a really good reason to 'pull the battery' or restart the phone.



    But, if you just want to play around with doing things like that, and other neato tricks,

    download MacroDroid and look at what it can do.

    The only thing it can't do is what your imagination can't figure out.

    * MacroDroid - Device Automation - Android Apps on Google Play
    08-04-2014 09:42 PM

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