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What I am wondering is if there is any way to make Android change its profiles passively from one state to the other at e.g. 3 pm in the afternoon local time:

  • Through Android internally (with some tweaks)
  • Through an Android app
  • Through a 3rd party mod (Cyanogen etc.)
  • Through ...?

Whereas the state change should be:

  • From "Airplane mode" (set) to Wifi/3G
  • From "Mute"/vibration (set) to maximum volume, i.e. visible sound
  • Optionally: From E-Mail/Notifications on-demand (Pull) to "Push", i.e. the moment I get out of airplane mode and mute/vibrate mode, I want to get the push alerts of the last hours.

I wonder if 3. is possible, I never changed much concerning my notification settings.

Any Android version welcome, currently I run 4.0, but plan to upgrade to CM10.

What I don't want (and don't have) is NCF, because it involves me being active. The whole reason for having a scheduled, predefined activity is that I can "set and forget" it and can focus on my work being assured that I will keep my deadline or whatever. I don't want to be actively involved.

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Use llama or tasker app. –  roxan Oct 17 '12 at 9:05

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Try the Profile Scheduler app.

With Profile Scheduler, you can define many 'profiles' (a set of settings covering Wifi On/Off, Data-Sync On/Off, Volume settings, Display Brightness, Bluetooth state, and many others -- for full set of settings, please refer to the Play Store page I linked above).

After creating your desired profiles (e.g., Sleep, Work, Outdoors, Driving, etc.), in the next tab (of the app) you can create 'rules' that will trigger a profile to automatically be activated. The 'rules' can be as simple as a 'time-of-day schedule' rule, or something more complex like geo-location based rules, wifi SSID-based rules, etc.

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Can you expand on that a bit? –  Al E. Oct 17 '12 at 15:42
    
Have you checked the linked app? With Profile Scheduler, you first create a set of profiles (Wifi on/off, volume, auto datasync, etc.). Then, you use its "Scheduler" facility to set which profile to trigger at a certain time of day (or combination of time & day, or any other state the app can detect). –  pepoluan Oct 17 '12 at 16:28
    
Answers should stand on their own. It'd be great if you added that information to the answer. –  Al E. Oct 17 '12 at 16:51
    
Hmm... I really don't want to repeat information that can easily be read in the Play store... but I'll edit my answer anyways. –  pepoluan Oct 17 '12 at 18:21

There's a (relatively) new app out called Silence. There is also an ad-free paid version.

Silence allows you to toggle your ringer, Wi-fi, Bluetooth, and airplane mode settings automatically over scheduled intervals.

Features:

  • Simple, intuitive Holo-themed interface
  • Schedule events that occur once, or repeat on certain days of the week
  • Change your ringer to silent, vibrate, or normal mode
  • Turn Wi-fi, Bluetooth, and airplane mode on and off
  • Change your settings back automatically when the scheduled event ends

Lifehacker had a review.

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The Tasker app will allow you to do this, although this app can be daunting for a new user.

Tasker allows you to automate task on you Android device - the things you would like should be easily possible.

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Another good app for changing the volume is Audio Mode Switcher There you can do everything according to automatically switching the audio-profile in one App. You can define a weekly schedules to switch to a given profile. You can schedule multiple start and end times (i.e. when you go to sleep etc.). It also offers a calendar integration, where you can choose to switch to a certain mode at a defined event. These events can be chosen according to their calendar and/or keyword based - I think this is very useful i.e. I can mute the phone if the word "cinema" is in the title and mute at all events in my work-calendar. Furthermore location-based switching is also possible.

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