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Old October 8th, 2011, 05:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I picked up a docking station from a member on here and decided to use it next to my bed. I like the idea of the clock being displayed however, it's super bright. I hit the little icon that puts it in night mode but it's still too bright for my liking. Im one of those who cannot sleep unless the room is dark. Is there any option that would turn the screen off? I tried messing with it but to no avail.
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Old October 9th, 2011, 12:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I had the same issue with the brightness of the stock dock mode. I downloaded Alarm Clock Pro app and the night mode is much dimmer (possibly too dim for some). You might want to check out the free version first. It appears that neither the stock app nor this app have a simple brightness control. Dumb, IMHO.

One caveat: I've had intermitent issues with the second backup battery not charging after the phone's battery is fully charged. I'm still trying to figure out if the new app is the reason.

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I kept my Charge in a dock all day and all night and got horrible screen burn. I had a chip on the case from a drop on the day of purchase and Verizon said that they didn't think it would be honered under warrenty because of the chip. I had to eat the cost of the phone when I switched to a Bionic.

I'd be really carefully about keeping it in a dock with the screen turned on.
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I kept my Charge in a dock all day and all night and got horrible screen burn. I had a chip on the case from a drop on the day of purchase and Verizon said that they didn't think it would be honered under warrenty because of the chip. I had to eat the cost of the phone when I switched to a Bionic.

I'd be really carefully about keeping it in a dock with the screen turned on.
That's why I'm trying to find a way to have the screen off when docking/charging at night.
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This post just doesn't make sense to me?? Just don't charge it in the station if you don't want the screen on. You are trying to defeat the whole point of the docking station?????
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Old October 15th, 2011, 06:57 PM   #6 (permalink)
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if you hit the sleep/wake button in the dock then the screen goes off
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if you hit the sleep/wake button in the dock then the screen goes off
If you are using the dock as a bedside alarm clock, the App that comes with the phone is bright, even in sleep mode. It uses a fairly bright, yellow font for the sleep mode time displayed on the screen. This stays on all night (so you can see what time it is in the middle of the night). I think that is what the OP is complaining about. And I agree with him or her.
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I also hated the light even in the sleep mode...still too bright. I found that if you ALSO dim the display brightness, then it is nearly black. Go to settings - display - brightness - slide it all the way to the left, the darkest. Then when in dock mode touch the sleep button. yay!
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Old October 13th, 2012, 09:42 AM   #9 (permalink)
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gentle alarm has anti burnin settings can choose color and brightness. my phone has become a night stand alarm clock. stays on 24/7 i also use a live wallpaper for burn protection
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I use Desk Clock. It does nothing but a clock. It's very configurable as far as font, size and brightness and can be set to move the clock around the screen as burn protection. I like it a lot.
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I've used my dock for the past 15 months every night, with the phone as my alarm clock. Absolutely no evidence of any burn-in. Also, the screen dims after about a minute. I use AlarmDroid app.
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