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Media Dock questions

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by sillyrabbitt123, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. sillyrabbitt123
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    1- When you take the phone out of the dock after being in there all night why doesnt it make me use the unlock pattern? Its not locked. Thats bother me. Is there a way to lock it?

    2- Is there a way to lock it while sitting in the dock period? But still show the time.

    3- I feel the dock should have a night mode where it could turn off all alerts for text,email and lower the ringer to a low setting. the reason I say this is I forget to turn on/off notifications on a email,text my phone is buzzing or droiding LOUD all night.

    What is the easiest way to not have this happen? Do most people turn off the notifications for text,emails so they dont hear that?

    thanks
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    The best way, I have found to do this is with a sound profile app, that allows you to set conditions based on the day and time. I have been ahppy with Timerrific.

    Individually set all your volumes from 0 - 100%, set the ringer on/off and you could conceivably have a different profile for every day.
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    I use my Droid for the alarm clock feature. I use a program called Timerrific, and at a certain time every night I turn all sounds off, turn off vibrate and turn off WiFi. Then in the morning I have it set to turn on again, then set it to go silent again while at work, and back to sounds after work. It's a really cool program and could help you out.

    My major complaint about the Multimedia Dock at night is the bottom buttons stay lit all night.
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    This is great I am all over timerrific!! Why isnt this Sh--T built into the phone by default. Its not right.

    Also does yours lock when in dock or when you take it out of the dock?

    My phone locks when I put it down for 2 seconds but all night in the dock it doesnt lock.

    Strange.

    thanks for the help!
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    Mine is set up that when plugged into USB it does not lock. Timerriffic is one of my must have apps on my phone. It works great too.
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    IS there a way to set it to lock when in dock/ i could have sworn the first night or o i owuld have to use the unclock screen right after taking out of the dock.

    thanks for the help
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    mine also doesn't lock... I guess they're thinking no one's going to mess with your phone while it's in your bedroom?

    but thanks for posting this... I didn't know about Timerriffic, but I'm going to try it now!
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    Yeah but if you use it on a desk that people walk by it should lock :(

    Also I can find timerrific on the market it doesnt come up. how do you spell it?
    thanks
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    agreed about using the dock at your desk.

    I also can't find the app... I searched just under "timer" with no luck. Hopefully one of the previous posters will help us!
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    I found it - timeriffic - only one "r"
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    Ditto.... I can't find it either.

    Update: Got it.... Looks cool!
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    Lol, thought I had tried that already, but I got it this time, thanks!
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    whats the name of the app? timerriffic? I cannot find it :(
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    Sorry, my bad, I meant to spell it timeriffic......and at work I wasn't able to reply before you corrected me. I'm curious of those who downloaded timeriffic, is it what you thought it would be? For me, it's a must have application and works well. The author seems to keep it updated too.
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    ok got it now thanks. does it work well? is it reliable?

    thanks
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    I never get comments like this. The point of Android is that it's extensible. Consider that on many other devices you get what's out-of-the-box and that's it.

    That, and there's no way that they could include every single possible feature that everyone out there thinks "should be standard".
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    so dont get it.

    sure they could have included many things / features they didnt include standard stuff they just didnt include. like a good way to silence an over abundance of alerts at bad times should be standard. granted other items that can be added through apps is awesome but standard should be that indeed standard.
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    I discovered TimeRiffic (note I spelled it right this time!) about 2 days after getting my Droid and it accidentally start yelling "DROID" at work. I saw another app that you have to set up based on GPS coordinates. Since I'm in a building I figured that wouldn't be too reliable. That's when I stumbled onto Timeriffic and it has been flawless and easy to set up. Lots of nice options too. For example, I have the screen dim as low as it goes after 11:15 pm. and obviously silent. Then at 7:15 the ringer and media volumes are turned up, the WiFi comes back on and the screen brightness is about 80%. Then, at 9:15 a.m. when I have to be inside the building, it all gets muted until I get off work. So there are about 4 different profiles I had to set up, but once you get it tweaked to your liking, its all set up and ready to use. And, I think I mentioned before, the developer has done a lot of updates in the short time I've been using it.
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    Thanks I am going to get it :)