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Old 2nd November 2022, 04:00   #31906
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Thank you! Went through all settings over the weekend, man! Don't see this option at all. Running Android 12 on Samsung Flip. Any other solutions?
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Go to Settings -> Apps -> Select the App you want -> Battery (under Usage heading)-> Select Unrestricted
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Old 2nd November 2022, 06:46   #31907
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Wife needs to upgrade from her aging Oneplus 7T. Two important criteria that she's looking at:

1. Lightweight and good ergonomics.
2. 256GB of internal storage.

A couple of Motorola phones seem to meet the first requirement but not the second. The Samsung S21 FE seems to be a good option, but since I use an S20 FE 5G myself and am not happy with it's battery life, I think the 21 FE will be similar if not worse on that front.

Any reviews on the Samsung A73? Seems very expensive for what it offers and am not sure how heavy it is.

Anything else that I can look at? Wife strictly does not want an iPhone.
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Wife needs to upgrade from her aging Oneplus 7T. Two important criteria that she's looking at:
1. Lightweight and good ergonomics.
2. 256GB of internal storage.
The Samsung S22 fits these requirements so well. The only issue I see is the less-than-stellar battery life. The larger S22+ may offer better battery backup I guess.

The Pixel 7 is also a great option, but I think in India it comes in 128GB only.
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The Samsung S22 fits these requirements so well. The only issue I see is the less-than-stellar battery life. The larger S22+ may offer better battery backup I guess.

The Pixel 7 is also a great option, but I think in India it comes in 128GB only.
Thanks. The Pixel 7 weighs close to 200g so it's anything but lightweight I am afraid. It will be even more heavier with a case.

Samsung S22 would have been a terrific option if it had better battery life as you said.
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We are looking for options for a feature phone that offers only Whatsapp and limited browsing functionality. The ask is to have a means to reduce the mobile usage as much as possible. Basically something like Nokia 6500 4G that's available only in the US on KaiOS. JioPhone 2 might seem to offer something to fit this requirement but can't find any being sold so that's a dead end. Any options/suggestions?


The other alternative is to put child locks on our phone which is something we are evaluating as I write this. If there's an app (even paid) that might help us on this, please do suggest.

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Guys,
We are looking for options for a feature phone that offers only Whatsapp and limited browsing functionality. The ask is to have a means to reduce the mobile usage as much as possible. Basically something like Nokia 6500 4G that's available only in the US on KaiOS. JioPhone 2 might seem to offer something to fit this requirement but can't find any being sold so that's a dead end. Any options/suggestions?


The other alternative is to put child locks on our phone which is something we are evaluating as I write this. If there's an app (even paid) that might help us on this, please do suggest.
I use family link on my son's android, and he is utterly frustrated with it. It only allows apps that I approve. So far, he ahs access to whatsapp, duolingo and phone, rest all are either blocked, or provided for limited time during the day. Should serve your purpose.
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I use family link on my son's android, and he is utterly frustrated with it. It only allows apps that I approve. So far, he ahs access to whatsapp, duolingo and phone, rest all are either blocked, or provided for limited time during the day. Should serve your purpose.
Please share more details. This sounds like something I could use for my kid too.
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Please share more details. This sounds like something I could use for my kid too.
Essentially you need to set up parental controls on your child's google account, and install family link on your phone.
Once done, any app installs, app usage have to be done with the parent's approval. You can set up the app to block any app completely, or put in time limits on them etc.
See here:
https://familylink.google.com/

Its a pretty comprehensive parental control thingummy.
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Essentially you need to set up parental controls on your child's google account, and install family link on your phone.
Once done, any app installs, app usage have to be done with the parent's approval. You can set up the app to block any app completely, or put in time limits on them etc.
See here:
https://familylink.google.com/

Its a pretty comprehensive parental control thingummy.
Thanks.

Is there a solution for enabling controls on a child's Android phone, while a parent controls it via her iPhone?
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Thanks.

Is there a solution for enabling controls on a child's Android phone, while a parent controls it via her iPhone?
I dont know, as I am completely on android ecosystem.
But google says:
Does Family Link work with iPhone?
Can parents use Family Link on iOS? Yes. Parents can run Family Link on iPhones running iOS 11 and higher.
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Wife needs to upgrade from her aging Oneplus 7T. Two important criteria that she's looking at:

1. Lightweight and good ergonomics.
2. 256GB of internal storage.

Anything else that I can look at? Wife strictly does not want an iPhone.
What price range are you looking for?

Nothing phone does come for 35k for the 256gb model - it offers clean experience, excellent haptics, good screen and a power efficient processor.
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What price range are you looking for?

Nothing phone does come for 35k for the 256gb model - it offers clean experience, excellent haptics, good screen and a power efficient processor.
Thanks, but again, 194g does not exactly sound like a lightweight and easy to handle phone.

I can spend upto 40k but lower the better.
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Wife needs to upgrade from her aging Oneplus 7T. Two important criteria that she's looking at:

1. Lightweight and good ergonomics.
2. 256GB of internal storage.
You should consider the realme GT master edition. It fits the criteria and is a premium midrange phone.

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You should consider the realme GT master edition. It fits the criteria and is a premium midrange phone.
Not available anymore. It's been discontinued I reckon.
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Not available anymore. It's been discontinued I reckon.
It isnít discontinued yet as realme still lists it on their website with a purchase option. I see it is available to purchase on flipkart as well. Availability could be limited based on delivery pincode. You could try an alternative address for delivery.
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