What smart actions do you have set?

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    I wanted to see what smart actions everyone has set on thier razr that helps them with their daily routine or to help save battery life. Include triggers and actions.
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    Anyplace I visit regularly that I've got a saved access point for

    Triggers: Access Point name
    Actions:
    GPS OFF
    Display Timeout 2
    Cellular Data Disable

    Trigger
    Charging Any Source

    Action:
    Wifi On
    Cellular Data Enable
    Background Sync Enable
    Display Timeout 10

    Triggers for my Nightime Battery Saver
    Time Night
    Display Off
    Not Charging
    No Movement

    Action
    No Background Sync
    No Cellular Data
    Wifi Off
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    Now when you disable cellular data can you still receive phone calls, text, and emails?
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    I believe so, I tried a rule out today and could send and receive txt messages,I was worried about the same thing. Why does the wifi trigger sometimes not selectable? Earlier today I couldn't use IEEE as a trigger, now its available ?

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    Yea I just tried it out for myself and was able to send and receive texts and receive a phone call. You need the wifi on for a lot of the smart actions especially the ones with GPS because it helps tell where your at.
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    I hope Motorola keeps updating smart actions to include more triggers and actions, maybe some scripting would be nice as well. As is seems to work rather well, and its pretty simple to set up compared to other options, just note as powerful, which more than likely Motorola wants, quick simple method, just hope they keep an eye on it.

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    I use. The Battery Extender smart action when display is off.
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    I use Battery Extender, and just this afternoon it suggested I raise my ringer volume when I arrive home, so I've allowed it to do that as well.
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    What I found very helpful with the battery is:

    Trigger:
    Motion Detector

    Actions:
    GPS off
    Background sync off
    Cellular data off
    wifi off

    This way when the phone is sitting without motion it turns off everything and I can still get phone calls and text messages.
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    I set


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    I set it up where the cellular data stays off when my screen is off, but still turns on for 15 min every 4 hours so it can briefly sync and grab emails. I do this by creating blocks of time (military time) 0815 to 1200, 1215 to 1600, 1615 to 2000, and so on. I just label them as time slot a, b, c, and so forth. Then I add all those time slots to my triggers along with display off, and set action to turn off cellular data, turn off wifi, turn off GPS. Now my radios stay off when my phone screen is off, except turning on for short periods every 4 hours to grab my email. But I can still receive calls and texts anytime.




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    What's your battery life/drain with this setup?
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    Why can't you have wireless as an action when location is the trigger? Mine is greyed out. This would be great because you could keep wifi off while out, then when arriving at home it would trigger wifi to go on. Any ideas?

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    I haven't measured it directly like I am doing for my controlled battery experiments. But I can say (subjectively) that it appears to drain the battery quite slowly.

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    The phone uses the wireless and wifi network to generate a fix on your location. I guess it doesn't want to use the GPS to fix the location. so it cannot shot off wireless or wifi and still keep the location trigger.

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    When i have my trigger location set for my house and the action to turn off gps sometimes when i leave my house it doesnt turn back on. Is anyone else having this problem? I have tried my work and sometimes it does it too
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    Since the smart action is using the 3g/4g and/or wifi, perhaps its location fix is not as accurate. Thus you may need to move significantly far away from home to undue the trigger. The location fix may be more of an estimation verses an exact coordinate that GPS can obtain.

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    If you have GPS turned off and are out of wireless range, how would it know your location ? i.e. leaving your house.
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    I'll try and see if that works. Maybe ill need to move farther down the block. Is there a way to make the location fix more accurate? My droid x had the calibrate compass but the razr doesnt have that feature
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