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Message 75579 - Posted: 31 Jan 2017, 14:42:55 UTC

For some weeks now, I activate the flight mode of my phone in the night, when I sleep.
I recognized, that the Android BOINC client does not work then.
But in my opinion it should! Or at least I want an option to turn crunching on, while the phone is in flight mode.
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Message 75622 - Posted: 2 Feb 2017, 13:25:03 UTC

Maybe you don't have enough work downloaded to crunch through the night.
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Message 75625 - Posted: 2 Feb 2017, 13:52:16 UTC - in response to Message 75622.  

I definitely have work - I checked this several times ...
I noted the progress of the tasks before activating the flight mode and checked it again in the morning: The BOINC client did nothing during the whole night.
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Message 75626 - Posted: 2 Feb 2017, 14:00:04 UTC - in response to Message 75625.  

Why use flight mode?
What are you trying to save here? Is it that the device isn't plugged in during the night?
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Message 75630 - Posted: 2 Feb 2017, 19:22:38 UTC - in response to Message 75626.  

Why use flight mode?
What are you trying to save here? Is it that the device isn't plugged in during the night?

I use my device as alarm in the morning and so it's placed on the bedside locker and plugged in during the night.
As I want to avoid all the radiation next to my head, I put the phone into flight mode. I "just" want to save my health. ;-)
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Message 75639 - Posted: 2 Feb 2017, 22:35:26 UTC - in response to Message 75630.  

Can you try to run one night without setting the phone to flight mode?
See if that makes a difference?
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Message 75651 - Posted: 3 Feb 2017, 3:45:25 UTC

Did you try turning WiFi on? I usually turn my phone into airplane mode with WiFi at work, because the cell signal inside our building is very weak to non-existent, and my battery drops like a rock. But, I can use WiFi for calling, texting, etc. so I don't see any loss of capabilities. The WiFI radio is a lot lower power than the cell radio, if that meeds your "needs".
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Message 75739 - Posted: 6 Feb 2017, 12:10:29 UTC

I tested it one night without flight mode again: BOINC client has crunched.
Also I tested one night with flight mode, but WiFi on: BOINC client has crunched too.

So it seems it does not work with "full" flight mode.
But as there is work available, why does it not crunch?!
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Message 75743 - Posted: 7 Feb 2017, 13:33:21 UTC

Probably because "Flight Mode" is a sort of "almost awake" mode, where not only are the comms turned off, but the device dozes due to lack of screen/finger activity. Turning the WiFi on might just be providing enough heart-beat activity to prevent this slumbering mode to be active.
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