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    Default How to tell if your phone is on or off

    when the screen is off. This has to be my biggest gripe with this phone. In order for me to determine if I shut off my phone or not I have to hit the power button. The only problem with this is if I did turn it off I now have to wait until it reboots in order to shut it off again. I wish you could just hit the optical button to see if it is on or off. Anyone know if there is an app for this or if Froyo will have this type of feature.
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    why are you turning your phone off so much that you are forgetting that you turned it off to begin with?
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    I do not rely to much on my phone for phone calls. Mainly use it for the internet. I turn my phone on and off several times a day as I am not allowed to have my phone on while inside at work. I also do not carry my phone on me all day long so sometimes at night I cant remember if I turned it off or not.
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    When at work just turn off your ringer and you will know its always on
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    With good widget use, you can do whatever you need without turning it off.

    Of, you could try a program that automatically turns things off based on location.
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    I mostly turn off my phone while at work because I want to save my battery. I am not allowed to even bring my phone into the building I work in. Its really only a problem at night before I go to bed that I forget if I turned my phone off or not because while I sometimes turn it off when I get home I usually keep it on.
    I know it sounds strange but I just think they should have used the optical sensor button to wake up the phone while asleep and the top power button to just shut it down and turn it on.
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    If your rooted there is a way to have the ability to wake the phone with the optical joystick but it won't power the phone on. Are you rooted?
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    I remember hearing of root apps that use the optical sensor to wake the phone. I'm going too assume you work at lockheed or somewhere like that, which is why you need to keep it off.
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    You don't have to be rooted to use the optical joystick to activate the phone. Just install No Lock from the market, you can also use the volume rocker to activate the phone if you like and it gets rid of the pesky slide bar lock.
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    Is it really that hard to press the power button versus the optical joystick? Either way you've got two choices here, No Lock from the market, or use a one button root like unRevoked and install the joystick wake patch.
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    I am not rooted and do not intend to root so I guess I'm out of luck with the app you mentioned until Froyo gets released. Its not that its so hard to use the top power button but as I stated if I did turn my phone off and I hit the power button I now have to wait for the phone to boot up just to shut it down again.
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    Call it from another phone and see if it rings or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anicholas7 View Post
    I am not rooted and do not intend to root so I guess I'm out of luck with the app you mentioned until Froyo gets released. Its not that its so hard to use the top power button but as I stated if I did turn my phone off and I hit the power button I now have to wait for the phone to boot up just to shut it down again.
    OK.....I would suggest working on a way to remember you turned it off. Have you tried sticky notes? Maybe attach one to it, or do what a buddy of mine does (he always puts his phone in the same place) place it face down if it's powered off, face up if its on. Simple effective and you can instantly remember.
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    anicholas7, did you miss my post????

    You DO NOT have to be rooted to use No Lock. I'm not rooted and I've been using since day 1 (or 6/29).


    Quote Originally Posted by anicholas7 View Post
    I am not rooted and do not intend to root so I guess I'm out of luck with the app you mentioned until Froyo gets released. Its not that its so hard to use the top power button but as I stated if I did turn my phone off and I hit the power button I now have to wait for the phone to boot up just to shut it down again.

    Quote Originally Posted by UHF3 View Post
    You don't have to be rooted to use the optical joystick to activate the phone. Just install No Lock from the market, you can also use the volume rocker to activate the phone if you like and it gets rid of the pesky slide bar lock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by anicholas7 View Post
    I am not rooted and do not intend to root so I guess I'm out of luck with the app you mentioned until Froyo gets released. Its not that its so hard to use the top power button but as I stated if I did turn my phone off and I hit the power button I now have to wait for the phone to boot up just to shut it down again.
    um, just tapping the power bar on top is enough to wake the phone if it is on the lock screen pops up if not then it is off i don't see the delemia it doesn't seem to be an issue
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    To power on the phone you have to long press the power button. If you tap the power button quickly, and the phone does not wake, then it is off.


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    Talking Thank you very much. Works like a charm.

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    anicholas7, did you miss my post????

    You DO NOT have to be rooted to use No Lock. I'm not rooted and I've been using since day 1 (or 6/29).
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    OK, this may be a very stupid question, but how do you turn the phone (HTC Aria) off? Pushing the power button on top, either a short tap or a long hold, only puts it to sleep. Incoming calls and emails still come through. If I want to turn it completely off (for example, to save power during the night when I don't have a charger with me), what do I do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nguyenhg View Post
    OK, this may be a very stupid question, but how do you turn the phone (HTC Aria) off? Pushing the power button on top, either a short tap or a long hold, only puts it to sleep. Incoming calls and emails still come through. If I want to turn it completely off (for example, to save power during the night when I don't have a charger with me), what do I do?
    You tried holding down the "end call button" to see if that turns it off yet ?

    edit found this in the Aria PDF manual
    Turning off your phone
    If you do not need to use your phone, you can turn the power off to save battery life.
    1. If the display is off, press the POWER button to turn the display back on.
    2. Unlock your phone if the Lock screen is displayed. See “Unlocking the screen” in this chapter for details.
    3. Press and hold the POWER button for a few seconds.
    4. When the Phone options menu appears, tap Power off.
    5. Tap OK when prompted to turn off the phone
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    What "end call button"? The red on-screen button when you make a call? Tried that, didn't work either.
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    well when you" hang up" button is what I was meaning,,, but I found the manual and that power button should have the option to turn it off its shows that info on page 16 of the manual I posted a link of manual (post#19) . The "quote" came of page 23 maybe it helps.
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    OK, someone showed me how. You can press the Power button (while the phone is unlocked), hold it for a few seconds and a Phone Options menu will pop up. On that menu is a "Power off" selection.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qazme View Post
    Is it really that hard to press the power button versus the optical joystick? Either way you've got two choices here, No Lock from the market, or use a one button root like unRevoked and install the joystick wake patch.
    I didn't think it was going to be that big a deal, but installed the patch anyway, and its actually kind of nice to wake it on a table from the front.
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    With the skyraider rom there is an add-on that allows you to wake the phone with the optical joystick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zabi View Post
    To power on the phone you have to long press the power button. If you tap the power button quickly, and the phone does not wake, then it is off.

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    A quick tap of the power button is all mine takes to power on. No long press necessary.

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