Proximity Settings

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  1. bnpdp

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    I have the GNex. Awesome device. I thought there was supposed to be native ?proximity? settings. Meaning, for example, I could set my WIFI to turn on as I approached home and have it turn off when I left home.

    Anyone know?

    Thanks.
     
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    Sorry we missed your post!! Is this still an issue for you?

    First let me say that my phone is doing exactly that - it will reconnect to my home network automatically. Open Settings/Wifi and then press the three buttons for the menu. An option for Advanced will pop up. Once in the Advanced menu I think setting it so that Wifi never sleeps will allow it to connect to the home network even when the phone is asleep.

    Good luck.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I guess I didn't explain it right, sorry about that. It connects auto when I get home because it remembers my network, and I have it set to ask to connect to any others.

    What I want to do is have it do a bunch of settings based on my location. Examples:

    1. When I get home actually turn on WIFI.

    2. When I leave home turn WIFI off.

    3. When I get to work have the ringer go to vibrate.

    4. When I go to church have it go silent and no vibrate.

    I want settings to change based on (GPS) where I am automatically. WIFI being the biggest, I only want it physically on while I am at home. I thought this was supposed to be a native feature of ICS.

    Again, thanks.
     
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    Unfortunately the answer is NO. The only phone that has that sort of capability built is is the RAZR using their "Smart Actions" app. Hoping someone will port it over soon.

    In the meanwhile you can try the apps "Tasker" or "Locale" in the market...........but the functionality is not built in the GNex
     
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    Thanks magnus. With all of the online chatter about these two phones I must have mixed up which one could do what.

    Now I can stop looking for some hidden menu. I hope it gets ported, and thanks for the app advice.
     
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    Yeah, it looks like Locale does exactly what you need. How well it works - I have no idea.

    Good luck and let us know how it works out.
     
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    Thanks bayou. If I decide to get it I will post how it works out.
     
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    I know the app "Tasker" is very flexible and allows things like that. I tried it once but didn't have a huge need for it. Try it out and tell us how it is.

    Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using DroidForums
     
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    The free app called "Auto Wifi Enabler" will do exactly what you want. I use it and it works fine on my Nexus and it also worked on my OG Droid. It uses cell tower locations not GPS so you have to get a mile or so away from your wireless router for it to cut off. It will then re-enable when you get back within range of your wifi signal. Hope this helps.
     
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    Thanks for the heads-up. I now have it installed on my GNex and my wife's Bionic. Again, thanks!
     
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