Wouldn't it be cool (and save battery) if iOS5 allowed multiple usage profiles

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by Ceebee1980, Oct 17, 2011.

  1. Ceebee1980 macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2011
    Chatsworth, CA
    I had this idea... imagine if iOS5 behaved like the memory presets in power seats?

    Aka, you can set up to 3+ usage profiles, with quick access via lockscreen, etc.
    For example:

    Profile 1: WORK
    - disables location services
    - shuts off wifi (we have secure internet and can't use wifi here anyway)
    - turns off certain notifications

    Profile 2: Hiking
    - Basically a quicker way to get into airplane or near-airplane mode.
    - Allows only incoming calls from immediate family (so cell-phone doesn't annoy every other hiker at the top of the mountain)
    - saves battery life for taking pictures and mapping features only

    Profile 3: Home and Weekend
    - turns wireless syncing/icloud/etc back on when I'm near well-known wifi spots

    Profile 4 - charging vs non-charging
    - ramps up or down settings in a predetermined order, based on my preferences, to extend battery life

    Anyways, just a thought...
  2. MooneyFlyer, Oct 17, 2011
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2011

    MooneyFlyer macrumors 65816


    Nov 18, 2007
    ^^^ you would think but they haven't managed it in 5 versions of the OS. The Nokia's in the late 90s had this. Maybe there is some good legal or technical reason for this but it would be great.

    I believe that Android can do this based on location... ie, when I arrive at work, turn off my BT, turn on my Wifi, set my ringer to silent, etc.

    We can keep wishing.
  3. Ceebee1980 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 30, 2011
    Chatsworth, CA
    That's pretty awesome. I imagine some unlocking of the 4s will unleash some really neat features.
    My bet is that they've avoided the profiles because hackers could wreak havoc, or gain entry more easily that way, but I'm not totally sure.
    It may be that addressing the battery problem at all might call too much attention to the underlying issue, and so they avoid it completely.

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