Welcome to the Android Central Forums Create Your Account or Ask a Question Answers in 5 minutes - no registration required!
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default Power off question

    I have the S3 with Jelly Bean 4.1 and I love it. When I turn off my phone I usually press and hold the phones power button on the right side until a window pops up giving me several options (Power off, airplane mode, silent, etc.). When I press the "Power off" option to shutdown the phone, another dialog displays "Your device will shutdown" with buttons for Cancel or Ok.

    This seems very redundant to me, so is there any way to disable the second dialog so that it powers off the first time?
  2. #2  

    Default Re: Power off question

    I don't think so.. Unless you rooted and put on a new ROM.

    It may be redundant but they put it there in case you didn't mean to hit power off (such as maybe you meant to hit airplane mode or whatever). Majority of devices now a days has a notification you must answer to turn off a device... Or like the iPhone where it has the slide bar.

    Sent from my Sprint S3 using AC forums.
    Sent from my T-Mobile Note 4 using AC Forums.
  3. Thread Author  Thread Author    #3  

    Default Re: Power off question

    Bummer... it reminds me of windows applications that when you go to quit, they ask you if you really want to quit? As if my cursor would have wandered way up to the right hand corner of the window and clicked the little "X" by mistake. - LOL

    I understand what you are saying about why it is there, I just wish it was optional. If I only had to click once to turn it off and I accidently did not mean to do it, then I would just be a little more careful the next time. I guess it is just the new way of software, the apps try to think for us.
  4. #4  
    GMJeff's Avatar

    Posts
    589 Posts
    Global Posts
    980 Global Posts

    Default Re: Power off question

    As stated, it is there so you do not accidentally shut off the device and possibly corrupt personal or system data/files that may be in use.

    The same reason that a usb stick is supposed to be "ejected" by the os before manually removing it from the port.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I317 using Android Central Forums
  5. #5  

    Default Re: Power off question

    I don't find it all that annoying. Now Vista sucked for that. With Windows 7 and 8 you can disable the UAC
  6. #6  

    Default Re: Power off question

    When i had my iphone jailbroke it had that tweak to allow that
    Reboot, respring and pwr down. I enjoyed that feature so hearing that the S3 has it makes me want the phone even more

    Just saying my .02

Similar Threads

  1. Moment Powers off for no reason
    By elderlawyer99 in forum Samsung Moment
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 02-10-2011, 11:39 AM
  2. Power off test, very strange, please try this!
    By Chris5#WN in forum HTC EVO 4G
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 06-11-2010, 02:24 PM
  3. powering device off question
    By zdsa1021 in forum Verizon Droid Incredible
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 06-10-2010, 11:15 PM
  4. Phone cycles to home screen, then powers off. Ideas?
    By SimonSays in forum Motorola Droid
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 03-31-2010, 12:40 PM
  5. battery discharges while in power off mode
    By zennie in forum Motorola Droid
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-28-2009, 11:49 PM

Posting Permissions