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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.
Over the past few decades there has been a redistribution of dignity upward. The Republicans valorized entrepreneurs, CEOs and Wall Street. The Democratic Party became dominated by people in the creative class, who attended competitive colleges, moved to affluent metro areas, married each other and ladled advantages onto their kids so they could leap even farther ahead. There was a bipartisan embrace of a culture of individualism, which opens up a lot of space for people with resources and social support but means loneliness and abandonment for people without. Four years of college became the definition of the good life, which left roughly two-thirds of the country out. And so came the crisis that Biden was elected to address the poisonous combination of elite insularity and vicious populist resentment. A group of people so enraged by a lack of respect that they are willing to risk death by Covid if they get to stick a middle finger in the air against those who they think look down on them. They are willing to torch our institutions because they are so resentful against the people who run them. The Democratic spending bills are economic packages that serve moral and cultural purposes. They should be measured by their cultural impact, not merely by some wonky analysis. In real, tangible ways, they would redistribute dignity back downward. They would support hundreds of thousands of jobs for home health care workers, child care workers, construction workers, metal workers, supply chain workers. They would ease the indignity millions of parents face having to raise their children in poverty.  David Brooks NYT 2021

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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.
Over the past few decades there has been a redistribution of dignity upward. The Republicans valorized entrepreneurs, CEOs and Wall Street. The Democratic Party became dominated by people in the creative class, who attended competitive colleges, moved to affluent metro areas, married each other and ladled advantages onto their kids so they could leap even farther ahead. There was a bipartisan embrace of a culture of individualism, which opens up a lot of space for people with resources and social support but means loneliness and abandonment for people without. Four years of college became the definition of the good life, which left roughly two-thirds of the country out. And so came the crisis that Biden was elected to address the poisonous combination of elite insularity and vicious populist resentment. A group of people so enraged by a lack of respect that they are willing to risk death by Covid if they get to stick a middle finger in the air against those who they think look down on them. They are willing to torch our institutions because they are so resentful against the people who run them. The Democratic spending bills are economic packages that serve moral and cultural purposes. They should be measured by their cultural impact, not merely by some wonky analysis. In real, tangible ways, they would redistribute dignity back downward. They would support hundreds of thousands of jobs for home health care workers, child care workers, construction workers, metal workers, supply chain workers. They would ease the indignity millions of parents face having to raise their children in poverty.  David Brooks NYT 2021

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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 »