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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.

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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.

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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.
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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 »