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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Decus22, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. Decus22

    Decus22 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I noticed this after I updated to 2.0.1. My keyboard backlight now either says on in low light conditions even if you don't press a key until the screen times out or stays off in bright light conditions even if you press a buttion on the keyboard itself it does not come on.

    This plus lock screen 5 sec. time out equals uber battery saving mode!!1!11!

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  2. gonzoguy24

    gonzoguy24 Android Expert

    Same thing there haha
  3. gonzoguy24

    gonzoguy24 Android Expert

    Battery saver to the max
  4. cdodge

    cdodge Android Enthusiast

    same thing here. i posted right after i did the update and then i rebooted teh phone a few times and then it seemed to start working. the issue seems random.
  5. barry99705

    barry99705 Android Expert

    It does that if you have your Droid automagically changing the screen brightness. Once you manually change the brightness it will turn off after a certain time.
  6. gonzoguy24

    gonzoguy24 Android Expert

    okay just tested with covering up the light sensor. This is a nice feature. Backlit keyboard only lights up when necessary in low light. Nice :)
  7. cdodge

    cdodge Android Enthusiast

    until you update :) then it will randomly break.

    Mine has been working ok recently so i am not sure what causes it to not light up. it only happens randomly
  8. gonzoguy24

    gonzoguy24 Android Expert

    False. I have updated and tested it out. Has not randomly broken :p. It is based on the light sensor. Same as if you are on a call.
  9. cdodge

    cdodge Android Enthusiast

    I was sitting in complete dark and my keyboard and buttons did not light up. This has happened to me more than once and i even did a hard reset and the issue has still occured.

  10. Tymanthius

    Tymanthius Well-Known Member

    Remember that there are 2 light sensors - the one on the face & the camera lens.

    Might account for the 'randomness'.

    Seach as there is a post about this.
  11. Decus22

    Decus22 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    LoL Just did some more testing. If either sensor recives bright light the keyboard backlight will go off. I can see it now your watching tv typing out a text the tv gets brighter and the keyboard backlight goes out. "S##T"! hahaha
  12. cdodge

    cdodge Android Enthusiast

    I agree it could have something to do with the sensor but I was sitting in a dark room with absolutely no lights on. i actually had to turn the light on so i could finish the text i was typing because i could not see the keys at all. The only thing that could have made the sensor think there was light would be the light from the screen.

    I have had the droid for over a month and did not have the issue until right after the update.

    I am not complaining about this i am just confirming with who opened the post that i was seeing the same thing. I do not sit in the complete dark that much so it does not bother me that much.

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The Motorola Droid release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.7" inch screen, 5MP camera, 256GB RAM, processor, and 1400mAh battery.

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