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#191650 11-Feb-2016 14:58
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Hi. 

 

So I want to turn off my app notifications at night and turn them back on in the morning, but I don't want the app specific notifications to change (Some apps I have off always and I don't want them turned on again).

 

I need to still get my texts and phone calls. 

 

I don't want LED app notifications at night. 

 

I do want Text and Call LED notifications left unchanged. 

 

I don't have root. 

 

 

 

What can I use? I tried tasker, but it made my eyes bleed.

 

I tried automate but I can't see any option to turn off app notifications only, without root. 

 

Any ideas?


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  #1490479 11-Feb-2016 15:06

You're using a Note 5 now, yeah? Samsung's Do Not Disturb mode does _exactly_ what you've specified. Allow exceptions for calls/messages, enable on a schedule per day, done.




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  #1490492 11-Feb-2016 15:20
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NikT: You're using a Note 5 now, yeah? Samsung's Do Not Disturb mode does _exactly_ what you've specified. Allow exceptions for calls/messages, enable on a schedule per day, done.

 

 

 

Yah I've had a few phones in the past 12 months. Nexus 6P, Galaxy S6 Edge, and the note. The note is head and shoulders better than the other two for most things, though the fingerprint scanner of the 6P was such a killer feature. 

 

 

 

Thanks for the tip on Samsungs Features, that is awesome. 

 

What are you using these days? 

 

I am interested in the S7, but I am not sure I could go back to a smaller screen now, and the Note seems to meet all my needs, battery is ok, performance is excellent. No complaints except weight, and not water resistant.

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  #1490502 11-Feb-2016 15:22
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As above, or just use Tasker to turn off Auto Sync during the hours you want? It's quite easy. Or even try Trigger.




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  #1490506 11-Feb-2016 15:25
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Stu: As above, or just use Tasker to turn off Auto Sync during the hours you want? It's quite easy. Or even try Trigger.

 

 

 

Why would autosync off achieve the result I want? 

 

Tasker isn't my idea of "easy" :) 

 

 


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networkn:

 

Yah I've had a few phones in the past 12 months. Nexus 6P, Galaxy S6 Edge, and the note. The note is head and shoulders better than the other two for most things, though the fingerprint scanner of the 6P was such a killer feature. 

 

 

 

Thanks for the tip on Samsungs Features, that is awesome. 

 

What are you using these days? 

 

I am interested in the S7, but I am not sure I could go back to a smaller screen now, and the Note seems to meet all my needs, battery is ok, performance is excellent. No complaints except weight, and not water resistant.

 

 

 

 

Samsung really does add a lot of value over vanilla Android. Still boggles my mind that so many folks blindly wish for all Android devices to be the same - not like that worked out well for poor Windows Phone. Vanilla has improved by leaps & bounds, diversity still extremely important.

 

I'm juggling slightly fewer phones than last year thanks to a new job. Average was seven, now it's down to a more manageable three or four. Currently daily driving the iPhone 6s Plus while waiting for either the BlackBerry Priv or Note 5 to get Marshmallow. Hard life in gadgetland et cetera.

 

Nexus 6P & Lumia 950XL are kicking around too, but didn't have quite the battery life I wanted.

 

Speaking of battery life, I'm expecting good things from the Samsung camp this year.





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  #1490514 11-Feb-2016 15:30
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Turning off Auto Sync stops emails (and anything else that follows this setting) from syncing, so no email or flashing lights.




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  #1490516 11-Feb-2016 15:31
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Far easier to use the Do Not Disturb feature.




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  #1490517 11-Feb-2016 15:31
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NikT

 

 

 

 

 

Samsung really does add a lot of value over vanilla Android. Still boggles my mind that so many folks blindly wish for all Android devices to be the same - not like that worked out well for poor Windows Phone. Vanilla has improved by leaps & bounds, diversity still extremely important.

 

I'm juggling slightly fewer phones than last year thanks to a new job. Average was seven, now it's down to a more manageable three or four. Currently daily driving the iPhone 6s Plus while waiting for either the BlackBerry Priv or Note 5 to get Marshmallow. Hard life in gadgetland et cetera.

 

Nexus 6P & Lumia 950XL are kicking around too, but didn't have quite the battery life I wanted.

 

Speaking of battery life, I'm expecting good things from the Samsung camp this year.

 

 

 

 

Hi. 

 

Yah I have heard similar rumors. They have to do something, because they have fallen away a little in my opinion, though no chance in hell I'd ever be an iPhone user.  I really dig Samsung, though my new choice of launcher (Nova Prime) has made a significant improvement.

 

The faster Windows phone dies the better. They had their chance, they clearly don't get what people want, or can't deliver it. 


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 Hi. 

 

Yah I have heard similar rumors. They have to do something, because they have fallen away a little in my opinion, though no chance in hell I'd ever be an iPhone user.  I really dig Samsung, though my new choice of launcher (Nova Prime) has made a significant improvement.

 

The faster Windows phone dies the better. They had their chance, they clearly don't get what people want, or can't deliver it. 

 

 

 

 

If Samsung finally nails battery life, they may well be unstoppable at the high end - although the incredible runtime on the Huawei Mate 8 has me well keen to give one of those a crack. Looks to be a good year for SoCs after last year's disappointments from the Qualcomm camp.

 

The big iPhones are pretty good. My heart's still with Android since it's much better at doing Pocket Computer Things, and I carry one around with me everywhere for USB OTG among other use-cases, plus Samsung's S6/Note 5 camera is still the best in the biz right now as far as I'm concerned. When I need to take a photo, the iPhone is my third choice. As long as I don't desperately need to do the things that iOS doesn't do (Not so much doesn't do 'well' as doesn't do 'at all' - oh for file system access), my experience and daily use across ecosystems is functionally the same. Both have their ups & downs, neither is objectively better the majority of the time.

 

Windows Phone is still really interesting. I love Windows 10, snagged a Surface Pro 3 recently for an obscenely good price (I am all about those work perks) and see a lot of value in using them together for those deeply entrenched in the MS ecosystem. Chief gripe is that the launcher is terrible, and until they fix that, I can't daily drive 'em since they break all my years of swipe-swipe-tap muscle memory. Windows Mobile got me started in pocket computers, so I'll always have a soft spot for MS' efforts (And HTC's).





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