1. Check out our companion app, Forums for Android! Download from Google Play

How do I make my GPS screen stay on?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by hmdsidd, Apr 30, 2010.

  1. hmdsidd

    hmdsidd Member
    Thread Starter
    15

    Jul 13, 2009
    10
    0
    15
    I used to own an HTC Magic, and whenever I used the GPS the "My Location" blue dot would always stay in the middle of the screen, like a real GPS.

    I now use a Telus HTC Hero, and not only does the screen not follow the blue dot, it turns the screen off after a minute. How do I make it so that it stays on and follows the blue dot?

    Thanks.
     

    Advertisement

  2. Jaffa

    Jaffa Well-Known Member
    148

    Nov 16, 2009
    1,185
    91
    148
    Electrical Engineer
    Brighton
    In Google maps press menu, my location.

    To keep the screen on you need to change the screen timeout to never, there is a toggle widget App that's quite good
     
  3. Jaffa

    Jaffa Well-Known Member
    148

    Nov 16, 2009
    1,185
    91
    148
    Electrical Engineer
    Brighton
    Toggle settings on the market
     
  4. Xyro

    Xyro 4 8 15 16 23 42
    Moderator
    1,413

    Dec 1, 2009
    12,867
    9,180
    1,413
    UK
    Get screebl from the market. It keeps the screen on when you're using the phone and turns the screen off quickly when you aren't (by detecting the position of the phone). It's pretty useful in general, not just your situation.

    (Nice triple post Jaffa :D)
     
  5. daveybaby

    daveybaby Well-Known Member
    93

    Sep 21, 2009
    919
    105
    93
    Software engineer
    UK
    You could also try an app called keepscreen which can be configured to disable the screen timeout on an app by app basis.
     
  6. hmdsidd

    hmdsidd Member
    Thread Starter
    15

    Jul 13, 2009
    10
    0
    15
    Solved the problem; thanks guys.
     
Tags:

Share This Page

Loading...