Periodically turn on/off Air Plane mode

Madu

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Original poster
Apr 11, 2010
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Hello,

I'm coming from Android to iPhone 5 so I'm not sure if there is an app that can do this. There are apps that can do this on Android so I'm sure iOS should be able to do this too.

Basically I want to turn on Air Plane mode at a certain time at night and turn it on in the morning. I want to do this because I keep the phone on my bed and I have a infant sleeping in bed. I do not want a cellular transmission device operating near her.

I can manually turn it on when I go to bed, but the problem is I forget to turn it back on in the morning.

If anybody knows of an app that can do this please do let me know.

Thank you.
 

jlake02

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Nov 2, 2008
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Hello,

I'm coming from Android to iPhone 5 so I'm not sure if there is an app that can do this. There are apps that can do this on Android so I'm sure iOS should be able to do this too.

Basically I want to turn on Air Plane mode at a certain time at night and turn it on in the morning. I want to do this because I keep the phone on my bed and I have a infant sleeping in bed. I do not want a cellular transmission device operating near her.

I can manually turn it on when I go to bed, but the problem is I forget to turn it back on in the morning.

If anybody knows of an app that can do this please do let me know.

Thank you.
iOS has 'Do Not Disturb' where you can set such times, but it won't solve your problem.

I'm not aware of anything like that (outside jailbreaking) but I could be wrong.

GL!
 

alansmallen

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Jun 25, 2007
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Unfortunately due to the restrictions of iOS, no app can schedule airplane mode. If you want that, you'd have to jailbreak.
 

Madu

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 11, 2010
5
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iOS has 'Do Not Disturb' where you can set such times, but it won't solve your problem.

I'm not aware of anything like that (outside jailbreaking) but I could be wrong.

GL!
Thank you very much jlake02.
Unfortunately this is not what I'm looking for. I need to be able to turn off cellular radio.

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Unfortunately due to the restrictions of iOS, no app can schedule airplane mode. If you want that, you'd have to jailbreak.
Thank you very much alansmallen.
That was exactly my worry.

Does iOS allow to control the wifi/bluetooth?

I'm also looking for an app that can detect the connected netweork SSID and change phone settings (ringer on/off, vibration, wifi/BT turn/off, etc).

Thank you.
 

alansmallen

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Jun 25, 2007
859
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Thank you very much jlake02.
Unfortunately this is not what I'm looking for. I need to be able to turn off cellular radio.

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Thank you very much alansmallen.
That was exactly my worry.

Does iOS allow to control the wifi/bluetooth?

I'm also looking for an app that can detect the connected netweork SSID and change phone settings (ringer on/off, vibration, wifi/BT turn/off, etc).

Thank you.
Unfortunately what you're looking for is an exact jailbreak app. iOS just implemented scheduling of services like DND but it's limited to just that.

Don't know if you're up for jailbreaking, but if so it'd be an app like this:
http://thebigboss.org/sbschedule-sbsettings-profile-manager

EDIT: Just realized you're on an iPhone 5, so no jailbreak
 

PNutts

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Jul 24, 2008
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Madu I am sympathetic with your request. I understand that some folks believe cell phones are a risk. Is there something else you could do to mitigate that risk, e.g. move the phone farther away.

When we had infants we were always nearby and always had our phones with us. Splitting the days into thirds, turning off the phone at night would still leave them 2/3 exposed. Not to mention the wifi in the house and neighbor's houses.

I've heard of paint that blocks cellular signals to help keep them out of your house / rooms (and window film) but who knows what else is in it that's harmful.

With all that said, iPhone profiles would be nice.
 

Madu

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 11, 2010
5
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Unfortunately what you're looking for is an exact jailbreak app. iOS just implemented scheduling of services like DND but it's limited to just that.

Don't know if you're up for jailbreaking, but if so it'd be an app like this:
http://thebigboss.org/sbschedule-sbsettings-profile-manager

EDIT: Just realized you're on an iPhone 5, so no jailbreak
Thank you very much.
This is exactly the kind of app I'm looking for. Too bad I need to jailbreak for this. Since this is a corporate phone (reason I had to move to iPhone) I'm not very comfortable with jailbreaking.

Its too bad iOS has these restrictions. I will look in to the possibility of jailbreaking as that seems to the only option.

Thank you again
 

Madu

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Apr 11, 2010
5
0
Madu I am sympathetic with your request. I understand that some folks believe cell phones are a risk. Is there something else you could do to mitigate that risk, e.g. move the phone farther away.

When we had infants we were always nearby and always had our phones with us. Splitting the days into thirds, turning off the phone at night would still leave them 2/3 exposed. Not to mention the wifi in the house and neighbor's houses.

I've heard of paint that blocks cellular signals to help keep them out of your house / rooms (and window film) but who knows what else is in it that's harmful.

With all that said, iPhone profiles would be nice.
Thank you very much PNutts.
You are right. This probably doesn't save a lot of exposure. Especially since I'm living in a condominium there are many wi-fi's around. But I think 3G/LTE signals are somewhat stronger than wi-fi signals.

I know this probably doesn't make much of a difference, but as a parent I want to do what I can do avoid EM exposure.

Since I had the feature to turn on/off Air plane mode I am used to keeping my phone next to me at bed. Like you suggested, I think the easiest way would be change this habit and keep the phone far away. But that is a difficult habit to break :)
 

macingman

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Jan 2, 2011
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You baby probably has a higher risk sleeping in the bed than from the phone.
1. That's not relevant.
2. Who are you to comment?
3. The problem is people that roll on and crush the child if you keep a distance and are not a heavy sleeper or a fat slob you should be fine.

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This is not a public jailbreak, it probably won't be available for some time. There is a difference between an experienced hacker jailbreaking an iPhone and an application that allows easy jailbreaking being released.
 

pure3d2

macrumors 6502
Mar 7, 2012
418
1
Hello,

I'm coming from Android to iPhone 5 so I'm not sure if there is an app that can do this. There are apps that can do this on Android so I'm sure iOS should be able to do this too.

Basically I want to turn on Air Plane mode at a certain time at night and turn it on in the morning. I want to do this because I keep the phone on my bed and I have a infant sleeping in bed. I do not want a cellular transmission device operating near her.

I can manually turn it on when I go to bed, but the problem is I forget to turn it back on in the morning.

If anybody knows of an app that can do this please do let me know.

Thank you.
You're thinking that radiation from the phone might harm your baby? Here's another thought: how about the radiation that is constantly bombarding your home? Where do you think your phone picks up the cellular signal from?

How do you think that signal got into your house? It's from that big cell tower in your town. Trust me, that thing outputs a hell of a lot more radiation in 1 second than your phone does in an hour.

The waves that penetrate buildings, people, etc have long wavelengths so they don't ionize tissue or damage DNA. Now if we're talking about gamma and x-rays, you'd want to keep your child away from those.

Here's another thought: the radiation that everyone is exposed to when being outside from sunlight (visible light, UV rays, infrared aka heat) could be considered more harmful than radio waves (cellular radiation).

Not all radiation is harmful, especially long wavelength radio waves. You read too many quack books or articles.
 
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