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Topic # 138785 16-Jan-2014 16:11 Send private message

I currently use Trigger to turn down my phone volume at night then turn it up again in the morning but I would like to be more selective and let through calls and sms from specified people in my phone book while either blocking or muting others during this time.
Anyone seen an app that can do that?

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  Reply # 968294 16-Jan-2014 16:19 Send private message

I thought there was a "do not disturb" feature in the Android settings like there is on iOS? You can let certain people through but block others on a timed basis.

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  Reply # 968398 16-Jan-2014 17:46 Send private message

Tasker - http://tasker.dinglisch.net Its kinda a scripting tool, but it could be used to do what you are after if you dont mind a bit of time for setup.

I have my phone dim the screen and go silent at 10pm and then revert at 6 am. But haven't setup any exceptions for a number.

Could also be used to do things based on location.

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  Reply # 968399 16-Jan-2014 17:51 Send private message

call control   there was another I can't recall but check that one out and look at the Similar ones there as well




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  Reply # 968536 16-Jan-2014 22:17

Profile Scheduler

It's an incredibly powerful app.

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  Reply # 968542 16-Jan-2014 22:22 Send private message

Tasker well do it, most powerful app for Android.




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  Reply # 968603 17-Jan-2014 07:07 Send private message

Tasker is very powerful, but also very complex. I gave up, though I may start to use it for more complex scripting one day.

Llama can do it, and it's very simple to use. If you're rooted and give it admin rights over your phone it can do things like reboot your phone on a preset schedule, go into airplane mode at night (saves battery and stops people bothering me), change phone volume when you're in a variety preset areas (uses virtually no batteries as it works by cell tower not GPS), etc. Powerful but simple to use. It's free, though donate if you find it useful - there's a "Llama Donate" app on the play store.




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  Reply # 968802 17-Jan-2014 12:14 Send private message

Thanks for all the suggestions. I finally found an app called My VIP Calls that seems to do the job, using Trigger to turn it on at night. Trigger cant turn the app off though in the morning, need to be rooted for that and that sounds like a whole new ballgame :-)

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  Reply # 968806 17-Jan-2014 12:16 Send private message

What phone?




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  Reply # 968807 17-Jan-2014 12:18 Send private message

Nexus 5

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  Reply # 968808 17-Jan-2014 12:21 Send private message

Seems pretty trivial to root it. CF Autoroot is what I used on the S4, though the procedure is different. Guides easily available via google, xda-developers is a reliable source of information.




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  Reply # 969078 17-Jan-2014 19:49

Profile scheduler by wetpalm will do exactly what you want to do. It's free and is reliable (from my experience). It has preset nokia like profiles, which you can customise. You can set whitelist and blacklist for callers by profile. And you don't need to root your phone. I also have it reading my calendar and hence will go automatically to silent when I have an appointment marked busy. Easy and Smart.

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  Reply # 969201 17-Jan-2014 23:40 Send private message

been using this silent time for almost 5 months now and its good. gives you the option of exceptions to give that a try

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