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Android phone freakish behavior
« on: Tue, 18 May 2021, 21:26:27 »
I have an Android phone, a Google Pixel 3

Recently, when I turn it off and plug it in to recharge, it turns itself back on. WTF?

Another issue, that might possibly be related, is that there is now some sort of female robot that asks, at random times, questions like "what do you want me to do?' or "do you want to know where is the nearest gas station?" This might well happen when I am doing something like yard work with the phone in my pocket, or some other completely random time.

What is this? And how can I absolutely disable it permanently? I have looked online but the instructions do not apply.

Thank you

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Re: Android phone freakish behavior
« Reply #2 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 07:42:48 »
Told the phone to shut up.

Saw the movie.
"We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles." – The bold and brilliant dream which excited the founders of this Nation still awaits its consummation. Ours was the first society openly to define itself in terms of both spirituality and of human liberty. It is that unique self–definition which has given us an exceptional appeal, but it also imposes on us a special obligation: to take on those moral duties which, when assumed, seem invariably to be in our own best interests.
The American dream endures. We must once again have full faith in our country – and in one another. I believe America can be better. We can be even stronger than before. Let our recent mistakes bring a resurgent commitment to the basic principles of our Nation, for we know that if we despise our own government we have no future. We recall in special times when we have stood briefly, but magnificently, united. In those times no prize was beyond our grasp.
But we cannot dwell upon remembered glory. We cannot afford to drift. Our Government must at the same time be both competent and compassionate. Our Nation can be strong abroad only if it is strong at home. And we know that the best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation. To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others. We must not behave in foreign places so as to violate our rules and standards here at home, for we know that the trust which our Nation earns is essential to our strength. 
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Re: Android phone freakish behavior
« Reply #3 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 09:00:58 »
there is a recent Android update that made it much harder to disable the google assistant, it also will turn itself back on randomly on my phone. although the turning itself back on mine does not really do that, when off and plugged it it will power up to a half on state of sort, but not fully on
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Re: Android phone freakish behavior
« Reply #4 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 12:33:11 »

a recent Android update that made it much harder to disable the google assistant


I think I may have figured it out. Thank you for the encouragement.
"We must adjust to changing times and still hold to unchanging principles." – The bold and brilliant dream which excited the founders of this Nation still awaits its consummation. Ours was the first society openly to define itself in terms of both spirituality and of human liberty. It is that unique self–definition which has given us an exceptional appeal, but it also imposes on us a special obligation: to take on those moral duties which, when assumed, seem invariably to be in our own best interests.
The American dream endures. We must once again have full faith in our country – and in one another. I believe America can be better. We can be even stronger than before. Let our recent mistakes bring a resurgent commitment to the basic principles of our Nation, for we know that if we despise our own government we have no future. We recall in special times when we have stood briefly, but magnificently, united. In those times no prize was beyond our grasp.
But we cannot dwell upon remembered glory. We cannot afford to drift. Our Government must at the same time be both competent and compassionate. Our Nation can be strong abroad only if it is strong at home. And we know that the best way to enhance freedom in other lands is to demonstrate here that our democratic system is worthy of emulation. To be true to ourselves, we must be true to others. We must not behave in foreign places so as to violate our rules and standards here at home, for we know that the trust which our Nation earns is essential to our strength. 
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Re: Android phone freakish behavior
« Reply #5 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 12:35:24 »

a recent Android update that made it much harder to disable the google assistant


I think I may have figured it out. Thank you for the encouragement.


Is the power thing still a mystery? I noticed something similar about the iPhone SE I need to use for a dedicated tech help line at work and Apple's support in a help forum just said to plug it in and then shut it off. There was no other way around it, which seems beyond stupid.

I'm running Android 9 (LineageOS) on a Samsung Galaxy S5 still and my system stays off when plugged in. It only turns the screen on to display the charge level. If I had a phone running the latest version of Android I would dig around for a relevant setting. Mine's got nothing in the battery or screen setting categories in settings, but you could take a look.

You would think there would be an option for it with vanilla Android like the Pixels tend to use ... since being able to tweak everything to your liking is part of what sells Android to people.

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Re: Android phone freakish behavior
« Reply #6 on: Wed, 19 May 2021, 14:16:19 »