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How do YOU use Smart Actions?

Discussion in 'Droid RAZR MAXX' started by JOSHSKORN, Jul 27, 2012.

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    I would like some input from the community as to how one uses Smart Actions. I would like to more efficiently use my phone and would love to see what ideas other DROID RAZR/DROID RAZR MAXX users have thought of.
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    I tried, but I'm not impressed with smart actions. I think the rules are to rigid for the average user, and I saw no real benefit, battery or otherwise for using
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    OK, is there an alternative that you know of and have tried?
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    There's afew threads covering smart action uses already.


    I mainly use it to turn brightness down and change wallpapers when connected to various Wi-Fi locations. Also I disable background data when no movement is detected.

    When I hook headphones up (my car dock) at night time hours it brings the brightness way down and during the day way up...

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    When I plug in headphones it turns on Pandora.

    Display off with no movement turns off sync and data.
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    I use it via the hours/location trigger for work...silent mode, wifi off, display dimmed, VIP call mode activated...

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    Does it know when you LEAVE work to automatically undo these actions?
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    The only Smart Action I use is one the puts my phone on silent from 10pm-6am every night.
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    night (10PM - 5AM) and charging
    turn off wi-fi, turn off bluetooth, turn off background sync, gps off, cellular off

    any wi-fi connection found
    cellular off
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    I use the location trigger as well, sometimes i stay longer and once i return home wifi is connected and all my other settings are activated...

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    Bluetooth on an hour before work then again for an hour after work (in car)

    wifi on and sync - hours I'm home

    that's it so far... just started messing with it

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    I use ringer off except for "VIP" phone calls 11:00pm-5:00am.

    Battery extender.

    Turn GPS, background data, brightness all the way down, etc. when below 20%.
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    For work I disable almost everything except cell data. I also set the ringer to vibrate with a few select contacts for VIP. I also use it for low battery warnings, so if I run my battery down to 10% it turns my data and everything off to conserve itself.

    (Droid Razr Maxx <<ICS .215>>)
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    I only have mine set to turn data off and wifi on when I'm home. I get almost 3 days of battery life every time with it.
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    This is how I have mine set up.. I usually use a charging reminder too, but with gsam doing that.... I don't use charging reminder anymore.
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    When I get in my car in the afternoon I automatically text my wife to say I am on the way home from work.

    At night when there is no movement the ringer is silenced. Also no data sync.

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    Lets say you apply this as a Smart Action, but then decided to go out for an evening and don't come home until 2 AM but meanwhile need GPS enabled (for Google Navigation) to get home. Is there some way to override this IF connected to your car dock? Can one Smart Action take priority over another?
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    I think you can have it set for when the screen is off and the phone is not moving within the same smart action.
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    The only one that I have found beneficial is to turn off data when wifi is switched on. I actually tried a location trigger to turn on wifi when I am at home based on GPS location. But it never seems to want to shut wifi off when I leave home.
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