Two things worried me when I started using a smartphone.
First, the battery drained away overnight when the phone kept searching for WiFi and 3G data services where not available at a location. Second, the notification sounds disturbed me frequently whenever an email arrived while I was sleeping.
Thanks to this great app Llama - Location Profiles as it now helps me to kill two birds with one stone.
Llama is a useful automation tool or a profile changer. With this app, the only thing I need to do is to set my phone to switch over to the airplane mode so that it can suspend all signal transmissions during a time duration. I just need to set it once and it does it everyday for me automatically, saving battery life substantially and no more sound pollution to my ears over the nights.
This app is pretty easy to use. Open it and go to Events, tap the "+" button to add an event, then enable the airplane mode by tapping Add Action, and enter a time period by tapping Add Condition and Time Between. This will turn your phone into the airplane mode during the time frame you ask for, e.g. from 11.30 pm to 6.00 am.
To turn off the airplane mode automatically, you will also need to add another event to disable the airplane mode during a different time period, for instance from 6.30 am to 11.00 pm, basically following the same steps. You can copy, edit or disable an event, or delete it when you don't need, by touching and holding an item on the list of events.
For this automatic feature alone, it removed my two worries in using a smartphone, and in fact made the smartphone even smarter.
Being a profile changer, this app does more than this. You can actually automate your device to do just everything available from your phone on any conditions you set, such as one tap to activate a profile for silencing your phone for a few minutes, change your ringer depending on where you are, or start the music player when a headset is connected. The combinations of actions and conditions are almost endless.
Llama - Location Profiles — Free Android App of the Week
Size: 1.9 MB
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