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How to make Volume buttons to wake up the screen.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by drujan, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. drujan

    drujan Lurker
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    I use the Power button on Razr Maxx to end my calls quickly. This is a vital funcionality for my needs.

    Therefore I'd like to be able to use Volume up/down buttons to wake up the screen during a lengthy call, instead of the Power button (which also would end the call).

    Pressing Volume button to wake up was how my original Droid used to do it, but I so far I wasn't able to find a similar setting on Razr Maxx.

    Any advice?

    If it's not possible to use Volume button to wake up, what else can I do? I need to be able to wake up the phone during the call without hanging up on people. :thinking:

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  2. cbreze

    cbreze Android Enthusiast

    doesn't it wake up when you pull it away from your face? mine does.
  3. drujan

    drujan Lurker
    Thread Starter

    It doesn't wake up, because I put my calls on speaker.
  4. cbreze

    cbreze Android Enthusiast

    I wasn't sure so I just made a test call using the speaker. After a minute the screen went off, I touched the vol down button and it came right back on. Don't know that a longer call would have made any diff, don't see why it would tho. Your maxx won't do this?
  5. drujan

    drujan Lurker
    Thread Starter

    No. My Maxx doesn't wake up when I press volume buttons.

    I just got this phone two days ago, maybe it's defective?
  6. cbreze

    cbreze Android Enthusiast

    Just occurred to me that when I hang up a call my screen comes on regardless because I just pressed the power button.
    Do you have your in-pocket detection setting enabled? This has screwed up some other folks. I leave mine unchecked.
  7. AlbinLee

    AlbinLee Newbie

    Yes, turn off the in-pocket detection settings in the display menu. I think thats a good idea, things can get strange otherwise.
  8. bsweetness

    bsweetness Android Enthusiast

    Widget Locker will allow you to use the volume buttons to wake the phone at any time.
  9. abestr

    abestr Lurker

    I have my new Razr Maxx now for a few days, and have the same problem when my phone is on a table and i am using speaker phone or in the car in a dock talking via bluetooth, the screen shuts off, so if i want to look up a message or anything else,I have to disconnect the caller by pressing the power button.
    I dont see yet any easy way, other to then installing a 3rd party app which must them drain allot of power.
    Any help please?
  10. benjie123

    benjie123 Lurker

    I don't know about changing the phone so the volume control button wakes the phone up, but I have found out an overall fix. On your Motorola Droid Razr (mine is using Android 4.0 ICS), go to settings, then go to accesibility. There, you will find a checkbox that wehn marked, ends a call whenever you press the power button. Uncheck it. That way, when you're on speaker while in a call, and the screen turns black, you can press the power button so the screen turns back on without ending the call. I hope this helps.
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  11. Homo Sapien

    Homo Sapien Lurker

    That did it for my Razr Maxx
  12. jessboo

    jessboo Lurker

    I have an droid razr my lock button doesnt work what can i do to make my phone wake up by using the volume buttons is there any app for it or maybe something in the settings
  13. jessboo

    jessboo Lurker

    I need help fast please
  14. jessboo

    jessboo Lurker

    I have an android razr my lock button doesnt work what can i do to make my phone up by using the volume buttons is there any app for it or maybe something in the settings
  15. jefboyardee

    jefboyardee Extreme Android User

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