standby/airplane app?

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  1. DuctTape

    DuctTape New Member

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    I did some searches but could not find a thread that really pertained to my question. if I missed it, i apologize in advance to all those who find previously answered questions annoying...

    I was wondering if there was an app (or a setting) which could (in part) do the following: In an area where there is no signal (i am often in places where there is no coverage, rare for most) the phone would turn to airplane mode (or at least give the user the options of what signal to turn on/off) and then at (user determined intervals) turn back on to check for a signal.

    I have noticed that my phone does not have a signal 60% of the time (according to the battery use details).

    Does this make any sense to anyone?
     
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    under settings, wireless & networks there is an airplane mode option.
     
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    Thank you. I have figured out how to do these things manually, but am looking for an automatic option.

    I would like to know if there is a way to have it auto-detect when there is no signal and then automatically go into airplane mode (or some other user defined settings) and not have to do this manually.
     
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    i havent played with it yet, but from what i hear/read 'locale' may do the job.
     
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    I heard of it. I will check it out. Thanks.

    If anyone else has a suggestion, I would love to hear it.
     
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    Locale may not be what you're looking for because it relies on GPS and may use more battery than necessary.
     
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    I did check out locale. It seems like a cool app, but not what i was looking for. If what I need isn't currently available, maybe some app dev looking for a seemingly simple project might just code one.

    At the very least I am sure there is a way to make a 1-touch shortcut to go to airplane mode, but I can't figure it out.
     
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    hold down the power button and it's right there....

    airplane mode
     
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    cool. thanks. strange how I missed that all this time.

    here's to hoping some app developer can make my (well one of them) dream come true so I don't to do this manually.
     
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    I was looking for the same thing. Anyone?
     
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    This is probably a stupid question but I rarely travel...

    When would you use airplane mode/what does it do?
     
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    The name is self explanatory. It's main purpose is when traveling on airplanes, instead of shutting the phone off, it turns off every single radio instantly.
     
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    what's so difficult with "hold down power button and hit 'airplane'" No app needed.
     
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    He's wanting the phone to automatically go into airplane mode if he loses signal. I like the idea behind it, it'll automatically save battery power instead of searching for towers that aren't there.
     
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