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.
- 08-12-2010, 08:15 PM #2
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.
- 08-12-2010, 08:57 PM #4
- 08-12-2010, 09:02 PM #5
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.
- 08-12-2010, 09:19 PM #7
- 08-12-2010, 09:22 PM #8
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.
- 08-12-2010, 11:45 PM #9
- 08-13-2010, 12:34 AM #10
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 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.
- 08-13-2010, 09:55 AM #12
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- 08-14-2010, 01:16 PM #18
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?
- 08-14-2010, 01:25 PM #19
edit found this in the Aria PDF manualTurning 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
- 08-14-2010, 01:30 PM #20
- 08-14-2010, 01:42 PM #21
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.
- 08-14-2010, 04:11 PM #22
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