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    OK...this is my biggest question. How does this effect your battery life? I got lucky and won a copy off of Android Police and I have some basic ideas but my biggest concern is for the battery usage. For my GPS profiles for work and home to be accurate I need it to check fairly often as I don't want to be home for an hour and forget to turn my volume up or connect to wifi. I thought about doing time constraints instead but what about when I am on vacation or take a day off. can you easily override those for those days so it doesn't keep converting back? I am very noob to this program and honestly will be doing the basics but I don't want to sacrifice battery for something that takes me 2 seconds to do manually. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks in advance.
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    Some new things I have done.

    I have the Navy Bells profile (on the tasker wiki) running and I have it store the current %volm to %med and reset the volume back to %med when its done.

    I created two widgets, one mutes and stores the set volumes to variables, another unmutes and restores those volumes.

    I have it ask if I want to disable gps or not after I disconnect from the car dock.

    I auto mute and turn on wifi during class hours and vice versa when class is over ( I am a part time student so I am only on campus for a couple hours.

    When I open my tracks I only have it enable the GPS if the headphones are plugged in. That way I save battery power if I am only checking my stats.

    When I get home I set a varible to 1 (location based) and turn Wifi on. MY house is large and I lose connection sometimes in the bedroom. I don't have it turn off wifi unless I am disconnected and the variable is cleared by leaving the house.

    I like to listen to my phone when I drive so when docked and after the bluetooth connects (this way in case my dock gets in my wife's car none of this activates unless it connects to my car's bluetooth) I have it set the media volume to 15 so I have a set level that it inputs through the aux. jack and can adjust the volume with my steering wheel controls.

    I'm thinking of getting rid of AppAlarm and using tasker for its functions as well.

    Still waiting for Google Voice integration because I don't have a txt plan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keithsmith22 View Post
    OK...this is my biggest question. How does this effect your battery life? I got lucky and won a copy off of Android Police and I have some basic ideas but my biggest concern is for the battery usage. For my GPS profiles for work and home to be accurate I need it to check fairly often as I don't want to be home for an hour and forget to turn my volume up or connect to wifi. I thought about doing time constraints instead but what about when I am on vacation or take a day off. can you easily override those for those days so it doesn't keep converting back? I am very noob to this program and honestly will be doing the basics but I don't want to sacrifice battery for something that takes me 2 seconds to do manually. Let me know your thoughts. Thanks in advance.
    If I am not playing video games, I get a full days use out of my phone with one over night charge.

    If you have a dock you can have it turn GPS on when you get in your car and off when you get out and have it load maps and it will set the conditions you need when you arrive at the locations you specify. It doesn't need to keep polling the GPS once you are at a destination. At least that's how I do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeroforum View Post
    Awesome, that worked great - thanks.

    One thing though, how do I set it to Lock like I pushed the power key on the top left? The only Lock I can find has me typing a numeric password to unlock, not the Keyboard Pattern.
    The only thing I can think of is that you don't have the right lock set in your settings.

    Goto settings in your app drawer then location and security settings

    Then set up screen lock then pattern and follow the instructions.

    I am assuming that this isn't something that only applies to the ROM I am using though.
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    Wow all of these are great!

    I am still having trouble understanding though.

    I want to have the orientation of the screen stay length ways
    while im in the navigation mode.

    When am driving and I have my phone in my lap and go over a
    bump the phone changes the way it displays the navigation and
    I have to pick it up and shake it so it will go back to length from width.

    Thanks in advance guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtz_gto View Post
    Wow all of these are great!

    I am still having trouble understanding though.

    I want to have the orientation of the screen stay length ways
    while im in the navigation mode.

    When am driving and I have my phone in my lap and go over a
    bump the phone changes the way it displays the navigation and
    I have to pick it up and shake it so it will go back to length from width.

    Thanks in advance guys.
    Sorry but do you mean portrait or landscape? If you want portrait you can just have a context of when the navigation app is launch to do the task of turning off the screen auto rotate. Unfortunately there does not seem to be a way to keep it in landscape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike789 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by mtz_gto View Post
    Wow all of these are great!

    I am still having trouble understanding though.

    I want to have the orientation of the screen stay length ways
    while im in the navigation mode.

    When am driving and I have my phone in my lap and go over a
    bump the phone changes the way it displays the navigation and
    I have to pick it up and shake it so it will go back to length from width.

    Thanks in advance guys.
    Sorry but do you mean portrait or landscape? If you want portrait you can just have a context of when the navigation app is launch to do the task of turning off the screen auto rotate. Unfortunately there does not seem to be a way to keep it in landscape.
    Yes I would like to to stay in portrait and not go into landscape.

    Would you be able to write out steps for me please?
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    I have it set so that when I put headphones in (plug into my car) my the media volume goes up, and when its not plugged into headphones media goes down to zero (so I don't accidentally turn on the music player while at work).

    Simple stuff so far, but I'm liking it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by keithsmith22 View Post
    OK...this is my biggest question. How does this effect your battery life?
    Negligible in my experience.

    Quote Originally Posted by keithsmith22 View Post
    I got lucky and won a copy off of Android Police and I have some basic ideas but my biggest concern is for the battery usage. For my GPS profiles for work and home to be accurate I need it to check fairly often as I don't want to be home for an hour and forget to turn my volume up or connect to wifi.
    But frequent locating via GPS can definitely kill your battery quickly. Don't overlook the Cell Near context as a possible alternative that consumes far less power if it happens to work for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zeroforum View Post
    However my Tasker script needs some revisions because I discovered that disabling a profile reverts the settings (in other words disabling the Wifi Near profile often turns wifi back off). To get around this actions you want to remain after disabled the profile should be made into separate named tasks and executed with the Tasker task "Perform Task".
    Sorry - can you explain this in a bit more detail? Kind of confused.
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