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  1. NickTB

    NickTB Member

    Hi all.

    I've searched here but can't find an answer. Is it possible to lock the screen on my S3 while watching a video? I've seen a video on YouTube which claims you can (Press the power button once and it locks) but on mine you do that and the screen goes black and locks to the home screen?

    Any advice would be great.

    Nick

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  2. Szadzik

    Szadzik Well-Known Member

    When watchign a video, the power button locks other buttons so you do not press anything accidentally, but does not shut down the screen. That at least is what happens on Android 4.1.2 on my S3.
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  3. NickTB

    NickTB Member

    Thanks for the quick reply. Unfortunately on mine it shuts the screen down. I have to swipe it to unlock and then access you tube or Netflix or whatever app I was using to view the video again
  4. NickTB

    NickTB Member

    Also, I'm running 4.1.1? I just tried an update but it's stating the latest software is installed.
  5. GTWalling

    GTWalling Well-Known Member

    You can only lock the screen in the Stock Video Player. Will not work with YouTube, Netflix or web browser.
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  6. NickTB

    NickTB Member

    Thanks for that. What a crazy idea though. It would be a welcome addition to any updates in my opinion
  7. vvainilovich

    vvainilovich Member

    Im having the same problem.... when ever I try watching a video on the internet browser.. after like 30 seconds into the movie, my screen will lock, then I have to swipe to unlock in order to continue my video.. it wasnt like that with Ice Cream sandwich... anyone know how to fix it.. maybe there is an app for it, or I have to change something in the setting. Thank you!
  8. sherlock5545

    sherlock5545 Well-Known Member

    Movie in flash player? In that case you need to maximise the video to full screen and it won't turn off anymore.
  9. vvainilovich

    vvainilovich Member

    i do make it full screen.. and it still goes black.. maybe it because of the web site i use?
  10. suenhoyin

    suenhoyin New Member

    Same here..

    Still have not be solved?
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