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  1. sheldon cohn's Avatar
    People working have to keep the phone on at all times, specially if there boss or managers call
    during the night. People are are afraid someone may need to reach them, even during the night,
    so they keep the phone on 24 / 7. Some older people need to keep their phones on all the time
    just encase they have to make an emergency phone call. I found the best time to charge the
    phone is over night, while I sleep.
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    02-16-2016 08:59 AM
  2. pjhenry1216's Avatar
    Why is it that those who are advocating turning their phone off somehow assume if you don't, you're attached to the screen 24/7? if its in quiet hours, its just as quiet as a phone that's turned off. if we don't turn off our phones at night, it doesn't mean we scream into our phones all the time or interrupt conversations to talk about how someone commented on my photo. you're just talking about rude people. that has nothing to do with the phone. that's the person. you're conflating a bunch of unrelated behavior and somehow making it sound like you are on some high horse and that we can't achieve the same peacefulness that you do. we can. we do. and we are more prepared for anything life may unexpectedly throw at us in the mean time. you gain zero benefits that we can't also get. just put it in quiet hours. if someone needs to get a hold of you, they still can cause if they call back immediately after not getting a hold of you, you can set it to ring through. usually if someone is trying *really* hard to get a hold of you, it means its an emergency. i'd rather get that call and be annoyed then not get it at all. i don't need to get text messages right away, but if they're simply there when i wake up, fine. i don't have to wait for the phone to power up or wait for it to resync with the carrier (a missed text won't show up immediately upon carrier availability, usually it takes an extra 5-10 minutes even). i'd rather be able to get all that small stuff out of the way in a 5 second span as opposed to forcing it over a 15-minute task. doing things like they did it back in the day doesn't automatically make it better. so stop yelling at people to get off your lawn, or better yet, stop telling other people to yell at people on their own lawn. if you can't handle having a phone turned on, fine. other people can.
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    02-16-2016 09:23 AM
  3. erasure25's Avatar
    Why would I turn it off? If I need quiet, there's quiet hours. Otherwise, I need to have it on since I have no landline.
    02-16-2016 12:02 PM
  4. thinkitthrough's Avatar
    I, too, use Quiet Hours, which is a great feature (when it works). My Lumia 950 is on build 10586.29, and I have found that frequently Quiet Hours fails to turn on at the scheduled time, and only rebooting the phone fixes that. So I usually turn my phone off for 5 minutes or so then power it back on just before I go to bed, which so far has always made sure Quiet Hours is operating properly. If I fail to remember to shut down & restart phone, Quiet Hours becomes flaky.

    I know many people will disagree with me, and that's OK, I respect others' experiences & opinions, but in my experience ALL windows client machines are better off if they are turned off and back on at least once per day. In the days of Unix workstations, there was no issue at all leaving them on 24/7/365, sometimes for years. But all of our Windows workstations & laptops seem to behave more reliably when we shut them down when not in use, or if possible, at least cycle power once per week when a given Windows machine can afford to be shut down briefly.

    If my 10586.29 Lumia 950 is any example, it follows in the footsteps of our previous experience, which means for me, the phone behaves more consistently & reliable when shut down daily if possible, or at least weekly.
    02-16-2016 01:00 PM
  5. cmucodemonkey's Avatar
    I rarely turn off my phone completely, but mainly because my wife and I don't have a landline so my cell phone is my only phone line. I don't use my phone for an alarm unless I am crashing at somebody else's place and don't have a regular alarm clock handy. I also don't like to constantly checking my email or social media accounts. So unless somebody is calling or texting me my phone is pretty much sitting idle in my pocket or on the computer desk.

    Overnight I leave my phone on the wireless charging dock in quiet mode until the morning. Then my phone is all charged and ready to go the next morning.
    02-16-2016 01:03 PM
  6. Dinky89484's Avatar
    I, too, use Quiet Hours, which is a great feature (when it works). My Lumia 950 is on build 10586.29, and I have found that frequently Quiet Hours fails to turn on at the scheduled time, and only rebooting the phone fixes that. So I usually turn my phone off for 5 minutes or so then power it back on just before I go to bed, which so far has always made sure Quiet Hours is operating properly. If I fail to remember to shut down & restart phone, Quiet Hours becomes flaky.
    My Quiet Hour is VERY flakey as well. I set it for a certain time to have it turned on and off daily, and it hasn't been following the rules.
    02-16-2016 01:04 PM
  7. EspHack's Avatar
    don't know yours but mine is always sleeping unless I go out which is quite rare
    02-16-2016 01:24 PM
  8. k12000lt's Avatar
    Can't blame Microsoft for alarm clock not working if the phone is switched off, that's a issue with smart phones & the way the cpu works. The alarm clock is one area where a dumb phone beats a smart phone.
    You need to read more buddy. Nokia N8, 808 pureview were legendary smartphones. No Lumia today can even dream of being at that point. They even supported USB OTG which most lumias do not. And they could even do stuff almost similar to what MS is bragging so much about these days - continuum, that too during those years and witout any fancy $100 dock. And could control media from buttons on headphone - ohh boy. I wonder, if they even had more apps than todays lumias... ;-)
    And I did not know it requires to be dumb phone to charge while switched off. If thats a rule, only MS sells smartphones today.
    Last edited by k12000lt; 02-16-2016 at 10:17 PM.
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    02-16-2016 09:37 PM
  9. Nikhil Meher's Avatar
    i never turn off my phone, but put it on airplane mode with my wifi ON. i need my phone working since i have alarms and notification.
    02-16-2016 10:16 PM
  10. WinCoffee's Avatar
    Maybe it's that I'm a bloody lonely ******* so nobody really trying to reach me overnight... or ever! Boss will call? nope! Mom might send whatsapp message or friend or satan. but otherwise nobody tries to reach me.
    02-17-2016 12:57 AM
  11. mikewarner's Avatar
    Interesting as I thought it was only me! I have Quiet Hours set for 23.30 - 06.00 and since the update to .107 Quiet Hours is not switching on automatically on occasions. My current guess is that I'm using the phone at 23.30 and this doesn't allow the function to start. Whatever the issue is it'll scare the living daylights out of me if the phone rings in between those hours!
    02-17-2016 03:53 AM
  12. Chomiq's Avatar
    It's meant to be on 24/7/365. Also, turning off will disable alarm function if you are using it.
    As long as battery has charge alarm should work. At least it did with my old Nokia C6. At set alarm time device should power up, ring the alarm and ask if it should turn itself off. I seem to recall it also worked with 930.
    02-17-2016 05:48 AM
  13. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    As long as battery has charge alarm should work. At least it did with my old Nokia C6. At set alarm time device should power up, ring the alarm and ask if it should turn itself off. I seem to recall it also worked with 930.
    Just tested on my 520. As expected, phone didn't switch on and alarm, like old symbian devices
    02-17-2016 05:55 AM
  14. pjhenry1216's Avatar
    Also tested on Lumia 950XL with .107. Phone does *not* turn on for the alarm. My guess is the boot process is too heavy compared to the old symbian phones and its no longer efficient to do this. Either that or it would eat too much battery to power the chipset to monitor time while the phone is "off"

    Edit: typo
    02-17-2016 07:50 AM
  15. Roger Vincent's Avatar
    Interesting, I must try it sometime.
    02-17-2016 03:15 PM
  16. duncanator's Avatar
    Same here, off every night when I go to bed. The only time I leave mine on at night is if my wife it out, but even then I will set it to do not disturb with her contact as a favorite that will go through if called (iPhone). Yes, I do have a Windows Phone too.
    02-17-2016 05:45 PM
  17. omerfbingol's Avatar
    Think about your health and safety first, you might get a call from someone in need or you might need to call 911 right away. You shouldn't have to wait for your phone to boot up enough to place an emergency call.
    Then, think about your phone's health and safety; boot up process is a pretty heavy load on it's hardware. Think about the amount of battery power you lose just buy switching off and on, that's got be an indication of how much it's stressing (sudden leap of heat and electromagnetic activity) the circuits.
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    02-20-2016 01:36 PM
  18. Nokialover2016's Avatar
    Why would I turn it off? If I need quiet, there's quiet hours. Otherwise, I need to have it on since I have no landline.
    As said before, Quiet hours ONLY work if Cortana works and it (she?) only works for some regions. It I want to turn quiet hours on, my 950 just says that Cortana is not working for my region.
    02-22-2016 05:04 AM
  19. Lord Method Man's Avatar
    As said before, Quiet hours ONLY work if Cortana works and it (she?) only works for some regions. It I want to turn quiet hours on, my 950 just says that Cortana is not working for my region.
    Its asinine that a feature like Quiet Hours doesn't work without Cortana.
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    02-22-2016 08:30 AM
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