Droid and the alarm clock

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  1. d33p

    d33p New Member

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    Hey guys!


    I've been using my droid for like 4 months and I nearly got the hang of it, though I really don't mod my phone other than OC.

    Anyways, my question is can I still be able to use the alarm clock (and get sounding alarms) after I turn off my phone. I know this might sound ridiculous to some of you but I have used other phones that included this functionality.

    And if you ask why; I have started to go to the gym early in the mornings since they have extended their work hours and I really don't like the idea of having a wireless device right under my head at nigh. :)


    Thanks,
    deep
     
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    Speeding Wheels Senior Member

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    No idea if it will power itself on, but I use it every night.
    I have the multimedia dock on my nightstand and I just pop my Droid into it before I go to sleep.

    Charges it and works as my alarm at the same time.
     
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    I dont know if it will power itself on, but i know that the alarms will still sound even if your phone is on vibrate or silent.
     
  4. d33p

    d33p New Member

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    hmm but the phone stays intact with the cell network right? I find it too much to put the phone in Airplane mode every single time.:biggrin: And when you boot the phone the next morning you wake up to a fresh memory
     
  5. DaDroidDude

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    Okay, I'm confused.

    Why do you need the phone "right under your head"?
    Can't it reside on your nightstand?

    I've had many cell phones with alarm clocks built in and none of them would turn the phone on in order to sound the alarm if the phone was turned off.
    I'm sure that the Droid is no different.

    However lots of people misunderstand what happens when "turning the Droid off". If you just quickly push the power button the screen will go to "sleep", as it were, but the Droid is still on.
    If, however, you hold the power button long enough you will get a menu that gives you the option to turn the phone entirely off. If you choose this, it will completely power down and will do nothing until you power it back up again. The caveat to that is if you plug the phone in to charge the battery it will turn itself back on. AFAIK there is no way to charge the phone if it's turned off.

    If you're looking for a quick way to make the alarm quieter for a given situation I would suggest installing an app called "Profiles".
    With a select few taps you can change many settings on the phone, including the alarm volume.

    Good Luck.
     
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    aminaked Silver Member

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    Fresh memory, huh?
     
  7. eliassami5

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    Actually, if you plug your phone into the charger first then turn off the phone it will not turn itself back on.
     
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    Why would you need to put your phone into airplane mode?? Lol im so confused...

    The alarm will not interrupt your cell network..why would it? So you want to completely TURN OFF your phone and still have the alarm ring? that would defeat the purpose of turning off the phone in the first place and ive never seen a phone capable of doing that.
     
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  10. d33p

    d33p New Member

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    Well let me rephrase myself then, I put my phone under my pillow at night. And I really don't want the phone to be turned on at night. So I'm not talking about turning the sreen off, I meant "power off"
    @DaDroidDude
    Well my previous phones had the functionality. (Sony Ericsson P990i and Samsung Omnia 2)

    eliassami5 got my point.
     
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    No it will not work
     
  12. takeshi

    takeshi Silver Member

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    Pick your poison. Do you want the alarm or are you going to insist on doing things the way you've been doing them? It's up to you.

    If you don't want to be bothered with alerts while you're sleeping then look into scheduling the notifications. There are at least several apps that allow you to do so based on location, time, etc.

    Then why put it there? I know you meant to say "a powered wireless device" but you're shooting yourself in the foot as far as finding a solution as long as you insist on keeping it powered off because it's under your pillow. If it absolutely must remain under your pillow then get an alarm clock.

    You might not have but that doesn't mean that they don't exist. The Blackberry will, for example.
     
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