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Old November 30th, 2008, 05:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can I lock my screen manually?

*Newbie alert* so apologees if this has been sorted elsewhere - I've searched but can only find reference to scrapping the screen lock altogether.

My gripe is that I would love to be able to lock my screen rather than waiting for it to happen automatically. It's a pain sticking the G1 in my pocket before the screen lock kicks in only to find out that I've opened apps accidently or started to call someone by mistake.
Can this be done?
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Just press the end call/power buton (the one on the bottom right) and it will lock the screen instantly
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Old November 30th, 2008, 06:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Just press the end call/power buton (the one on the bottom right) and it will lock the screen instantly
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No need to be embarrased, often the simple things get overlooked

I'm sure all the members on here have asked a question of some description in the past, and unless you ask, YOU WILL NEVER KNOW !!!!!!
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Just one word of warning...

don't try to 're-lock your screen' in the middle of a phone call.

(there are times where I'll want to look something up on the web in the middle of a call, or answer an SMS ... and whenever I finish doing those types of things, in a call or not, my habit is to lock the screen ... if I'm not really paying attention, then, well, I end up hanging up on the person I'm talking to)
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i normally lock the phone accidentally anyways. does anyone else do this?
like on other phones.. i normally use the red "end" button to go back to homescreen. but on the G1 its to lock the phone. boo.
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Just one word of warning...

don't try to 're-lock your screen' in the middle of a phone call.
Haha! Great advice.

Until I got used to the fact that the red button locked the phone, I was always trying to use it to get back to the home screen (I never pressed the Home button on my other phone for some reason).
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The end call button on my treo did the same thing, so I'm used to hitting the home button
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I wonder if there anyway just to turn G1 on without pressing "menu". thx
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I wonder if there anyway just to turn G1 on without pressing "menu". thx
In settings, you can set the screen timeout to never.

Of course, that will probably drain the battery much faster.

As another option, you can go to Settings > Applications > Development > Stay Awake to leave the screen unlocked when on a charger (including USB connection to a computer).

I sit in front of a computer 8 hours each day, so I just have it plugged in when I'm in the office. No battery drain!
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I sit in front of a computer 8 hours each day, so I just have it plugged in when I'm in the office.
Same here.

I have it set to not dim while plugged in, and I have micro-USB cables on my desktop at home, desktop at work, and on my nightstand (plugged into a wall wart for charging USB chargeable devices).

I also realized that since I don't really have an "Inbox" on Gmail (everything gets archived via filters), and what I mainly use for reading mail is a remembered search for "is:unread" ... I don't need to auto-sync my gmail either. So I turned off auto-sync. We'll see how that helps my battery life.
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Default please help lock screen

can any one help i used to press the hang up button to lock my screen as said u can do in this but it has stop working has any one got any ideas how i can fix it as i really need the lock screen ???????????????? thanks
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