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02-15-2013, 01:36 PM #1
Set Up Timed Airplane Mode Sessions With 'AirplaneScheduler'
For those of you looking to kill two birds with one stone and not only get a good night of sleep, but also save battery life in the process without the inconvenience of having to power on or power off your device at night or manually enable Airplane Mode every night, you might be interested in a new jailbreak tweak called AirplaneScheduler by iOS developer Zmaster.
AirplaneScheduler works very similarly to Apple’s native Do Not Disturb feature in iOS 6, in that it lets you set a time period and then the feature will be enabled when the time period begins and disabled when the time period ends automatically.
The major point that makes it differ from Apple’s Do Not Disturb feature, is that Do Not Disturb leaves your wireless radios on and just hides your notifications while you sleep or when you don’t want to be disturbed. AirplaneScheduler will actually disable your wireless radios during the scheduled time, so you get the benefit of not only hiding notifications while you sleep, or when you don’t want to be disturbed, but you also save battery life because those wireless radios won’t be active.
To use AirplaneScheduler, you can head over to the AirplaneScheduler preferences pane in the Settings application (shown above) and set the time frame that you want Airplane Mode to be automatically enabled and disabled. The clock is in 24-hour time, and you can pick a specific day and time for the time frame. You can also set more than one schedule for Airplane Mode to be enabled and disabled, which is a one-up from Apple's Do Not Disturb feature in itself because Do Not Disturb only allows you to have a single schedule at a time.
If there was anything we could say we would want added to the tweak, it would be a 12-hour counter with AM/PM specifiers rather than 24-hour time. Apple's Do Not Disturb feature uses 12-hour time when the 24-hour clock is disabled from Settings, so it just seems more native to give the user that option...
AirplaneScheduler is available right now in the ModMyi repository of Cydia. Check it out!
Editor's Rating: 4/5