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  1. goblue42

    goblue42 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have a BB and my unit stays on all the time. When I pull it out of a my holster it's on. With the EVo I have to keep hitting the power button and then swyping down to begin using the device. IS there an app/widget that will keep the unit on so I don't have to keep doing this.

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  2. mdizzle99

    mdizzle99 Well-Known Member

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    "no lock" will make it so you don't need to swipe down to unlock the screen. You will still need to hit the power button, however.
     
  3. Beatlesfan

    Beatlesfan Well-Known Member

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    Additionally, if your phone stayed awake constantly your battery would be dead in a matter of hours.
     
  4. akazabam

    akazabam Well-Known Member

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    I use switchpro widget, which has a widget to toggle turning the screen timeout on/off. When I need to keep the screen on, I toggle the timeout off. Once I'm done, I toggle it back on.

    EDIT: And yeah, keeping the screen on all the time would kill your battery.
     
  5. UncleMike

    UncleMike Well-Known Member

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    I had a Blackberry a couple of years ago, and they don't stay on all the time. There is a magnet in the holster that the phone detects, so it knows whether it's in the holster or not. When you pull the phone out of the holster, the device turns on. When you put it back in the holster, it turns off. Also, if you pull the device out of the holster within 10-20 seconds of receiving an email alert, it will automatically display the email.

    It might be possible to replicate this behavior in an Android phone that's designed to work with detectable docks, which also use magnets, but it would require software and a holster specifically designed for this purpose. With the right holster design, it might be possible to use the magnet detection in conjunction with the proximity sensor to determine whether the device is in a dock or a holster.
     
  6. amlothi

    amlothi Well-Known Member

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    Would it be possible to disable the screen timeout, but have Tasker enable it using the proximity sensor so that the screen went off once inside a pouch or pocket?


    I'm not saying this is a good idea. I still think the battery life would suck, but I'm wondering if this would work.
     
  7. akazabam

    akazabam Well-Known Member

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    There might be a way to do that, but I don't think you'd be able to turn off the screen immediately that way.I'll have to try it out. I do seem to recall an app that was developed just for this though.I'll have to go search for it tomorrow.
     
  8. UncleMike

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    I think this would be possible with Tasker, but I think the key to making it work would be a detectable holster. You can't turn the screen off with Tasker, but you can set the screen timeout to 7 seconds. So, when the phone is "docked" (in the holster) and the proximity sensor is activated, Tasker would set the timeout to 7 seconds. Another Tasker profile could then set the screen timeout back to normal once the screen turns off. This could work independent of the holster, but would then be using the proximity sensor whenever the screen is on.

    Without a detectable holster, there would be no way of knowing when the device is removed from the holster, so it wouldn't turn on by itself.
     
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  10. elv73

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    Try Screeble, its a free app and you can set it so that the screen doesnt time out when the phone is in a certain orientation. Ive been using it for about a month and I think its really good, keps my phone on when playing music in the car but switches off the screen as soon as I lay it down flat.
     
  11. amlothi

    amlothi Well-Known Member

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    Seems like Screeble, being that it is monitoring the orientation constantly, would use a ton of battery. I know whenever I am playing games that use the orientation of the phone to control the game, the battery dies pretty fast.

    I haven't tried it myself though.
     

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