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Offline fohat.digs

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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.
For the first time, the United States has been demoted to the status of "backsliding" democracy by a major global watchdog of such things. The International IDEA think tank made the change in its newest report, citing "declines in civil liberties" and other factors. The United States now joins troubled inching-towards-autocracy nations like Hungary and Poland — which, notably, have recently been celebrated by far-right pundits as potential models of what this nation should become.
We are still a democracy, but the things that make us a democracy are themselves under attack. International IDEA is blunt in pinning the blame where it belongs, calling Donald Trump's attacks on the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election "a historic turning point." The Guardian quotes International IDEA Secretary General Kevin Casas-Zamora as he notes that "the increasing tendency to contest credible election results, the efforts to suppress participation (in elections), and the runaway polarization" are among the "most concerning developments," and that Trump's attempted nullification of the election with false claims of fraud “was soon replicated, in different ways, in places as diverse as Myanmar, Peru and Israel."
- The Guardian 2021-11-22

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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.
For the first time, the United States has been demoted to the status of "backsliding" democracy by a major global watchdog of such things. The International IDEA think tank made the change in its newest report, citing "declines in civil liberties" and other factors. The United States now joins troubled inching-towards-autocracy nations like Hungary and Poland — which, notably, have recently been celebrated by far-right pundits as potential models of what this nation should become.
We are still a democracy, but the things that make us a democracy are themselves under attack. International IDEA is blunt in pinning the blame where it belongs, calling Donald Trump's attacks on the legitimacy of the 2020 presidential election "a historic turning point." The Guardian quotes International IDEA Secretary General Kevin Casas-Zamora as he notes that "the increasing tendency to contest credible election results, the efforts to suppress participation (in elections), and the runaway polarization" are among the "most concerning developments," and that Trump's attempted nullification of the election with false claims of fraud “was soon replicated, in different ways, in places as diverse as Myanmar, Peru and Israel."
- The Guardian 2021-11-22

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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 »