The Alactel ONETOUCH Pixi 7 is small, portable and convenient. It's so convenient, you're likely to take it everywhere with you. Remembering to adjust your sound profiles, whether or not you want data to sync on the Sprint network, etc. is not something we always think about. Depending on the plan you have on your Pixi 7, you may want to limit some data usage so that you do not eat through your data while on the go. Or, perhaps you might be heading to work or to appointments where you wouldn't want your tablet to ring during the dead silence. -- I once worked for someone who would make you sing "I'm a little teacup" in front of the group if you were the culprit who left your phone/tablet off of vibrate/silent; The good news here is that if you have a manager like this, you can avoid it with a few clicks on your Pixi 7!
What are system profiles?
System profiles allow you to set up specific events to occur on your device based on various trigger. For example, once you connect to a certain WiFi network, you can ensure your sound settings are placed at your desired level. Alternatively, you could set up the tablet to disable background syncing once you disconnect from a specific WiFi network. The point of these system profiles is to make your life just a little bit more convenient.
Accessing System profiles:
Access your system profile by navigating to your device's system settings (You can pull down the notification try and click the gear in the upper right)
Scroll to System Profiles
Once you've clicked on System Profiles, you'll see a list of any available profiles. Additionally, you can create one from here:
Clicking on a gear to the right of a profile will allow you to edit it; clicking the plus button in the lower-left will allow you to add a new profile.
Let's add a new profile!
You can add a trigger using WiFi or Bluetooth
If you select WiFi, you will see the network you're connected to
Tapping on it will present a message to determine if you want the profile to run when you connect or disconnect to that particular network
The next screen determines if you want to utilize the current settings (custom settings) to configure this particular profile. I selected NO, as I wanted to create an entirely new profile based on that setup.
Once you select yes/no, you can customize other auto-functions when you disconnect from the WiFi network selected.
Within the Profile Setup, you can adjust numerous features including volume levels for media (games, music, videos), notifications volume (email, Facebook Notifications, Twitter, etc.), Enable/disable data sync, enable/disable mobile data, turn on WiFi hotspot, etc.
Make sure you click the default name to adjust to what you want it to say, the default is <new profile>
After all settings have been adjusted, click Finish
You have successfully configured a device profile!
Why would I want to use System Profiles?
The system profiles are convenient because it allows you to use your tablet how you want to use it. Want to enable Mobile Hotspot every time you disconnect from your home WiFi network for others to enjoy? Done. Want to turn off mobile data or data sync in the background when you leave a WiFi network? Done. Want to ensure all your volume settings are set to zero once you connect to "Work_WiFi_Network?" Done.
Keep in mind that the possibilities are slightly limited with the profile settings. There are apps and other functions available externally from the tablet that allow you to do other automatic tasks such as turning on WiFi when you enter a specific area of your neighborhood, muting your phone when you arrive to work (non-WiFi dependent), or turning off mobile data and/or WiFi when your battery is low. IFTTT (If This, Then That), is a fun way to customize your life based on how/where/when you use your devices. If the built-in System Profiles doesn't cut it for you, then perhaps IFTTT will (Search in the Play Store as well as www.ifttt.com).
Thanks for reading!
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