I just receive my new fairphone 3 and everythings seems really good !
But I have a litle problem : on all my previous phones, I used to program an automatic shutdown at night, and a restart in the morning.
An option I didn’t found in the FP3 OS
Is there any way to do that ? Or any way to ask for that in a future update ?
Thanks for the tips, but I really want to shutdown my phone at night.
Something I can do manually, but it’s annoying to think that such a simple features cannot be added … It wordked fine on every others phones I used.
That sounds like either coincidence or you selecting your phones based on that feature.
It’s not a normal feature every phone would have nowadays. I think it was widespread with feature phones back in the day.
It went out of fashion when encryption of the phone became the norm. This broke booting the phone, as it would get stuck on the decryption password input (and e.g. the FP1 would buzz angrily if there was no input after a while). This was partially solved by the inclusion of direct boot mode in android 7 and onwards, but the power scheduling settings haven’t made it back to standard android (Though it was briefly in Developers’ settings in Android 7 when direct boot support was added, so Google must have found cases where this is problematic, or incompatible with changes to the bootloader) and would need to be custom coded.
Most PC systems (and by the looks of it Android), interface with the hardware clock (which keeps running even if the device is off, as long as there is power - hence the use of CR2032 batteries on PC motherboards). The hardware clock can fire an alarm, and some bioses are capable of using this as a power-on switch (in a similar way that Wake on LAN allows a network card to trigger system power on). I’m not sure how this is tied into the android bootloader, but it must have been linked at some point (otherwise the feature wouldn’t have worked on the FP1).
Anyway, when I broke my power schedule on the FP1 (by encrypting the device) I found out that putting the phone into airplane mode (radios and wifi off) used less power overnight than booting android in the morning cost - making it the better option in my view. Unfortunately, Android development has taken away the option of toggling airplane mode easily by automation apps without root - so if anyone has a neat solution for that, I’m all ears (as I now toggle wifi and set the phone to silent, but would like an easy was of turning the radios off too).
Well, too bad that this option disapears. I understand why, but it seemed a good way to save energy (and thus, it would have been more coherent with the fairphone).
Anyway, thanks for the tip on the airplane mode. I hope there is a way to automatize the switching !