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Nexus 7 Smart Off feature?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Shocky, Aug 16, 2012.

  1. Shocky

    Shocky Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    I'm not sure if your guys are aware of this but flip cases with magnets can turn off the screen when you close them.

    Unfortunately for a case I've just bought it also turns off the screen of when I flip the cover around the back of the device which is very annoying.

    I don't really want to use the N7 with the flap bit hanging off so would really love to disable this "feature". Is that possible?

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  2. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Android Expert

    Wow, wasn't aware my N7 had a feature to smart-off to me :D Kidding :)

    Not aware of anything right now that would disable that. Maybe a feature in future ROMs but of course you would need to root.
  3. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...

    Check with the vendor. Another vendor (possibly the same one) is offering free replacements for the magnet too strong issue.
  4. Shocky

    Shocky Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Yeah, it's something you could do with cases on the iPad, unfortunately it seems Google copied them.

    Basically if your flip case has a magnet or magnetic strip it will turn the screen off when it gets too close to the tablet. :(
  5. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Android Expert

    I'm aware :) just some humor. I have an N7 as well, but my case functions normally.
  6. MartinS

    MartinS Android Expert

    LuvTab Carbon Fibre works OK, but my N7 is naked most of the time. I only use the case when outside/travelling.
  7. Shocky

    Shocky Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    It's Yoobao, but I think just get a refund from the supplier because it's also a really bad fit, screen and camera don't look centred.

    Goes to show spending extra doesn't always mean you get a quality product.
  8. AntimonyER


    I have a Moko, which has this feature, but they fixed the screen off when folded over issue already :)

    edit: ninja'd by svt.... I am starting to think you are my long lost twin. :D
  9. MSUgEEk

    MSUgEEk Android Expert

    Haha, the possibility seems increasingly likely :D
  10. bjtcars

    bjtcars Well-Known Member

    The first case I ordered (casecrown) was enroute when I got an email saying it was defective because of the magnet shutting it down when the case was open all the way so they said they will send me another one that didn't do that. Well I have both cases and they both shut the N7 down when fully open. With the 2nd (CaseCrown Ace Flip Case) though I don't have to fully open it to hold it so it works.http://www.amazon.com/CaseCrown-Google-Built-magnet-feature/dp/B008K9TSG0
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  11. idic

    idic Well-Known Member

    Actually this was a feature RIM introduced on the BlackBerry long before Apple used it.

    It's just natural development of useful features, something Apple is currently tying to stamp out in the courtroom. This post is another example of Apple taking a feature and marketing it well some people think they invented it!
  12. Shocky

    Shocky Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Marketing it well? I never even knew the feature existed until I searched for it today and found threads from iPad users.

    I don't really care who invented the feature, Whoever invented it can shove it. :p
  13. RichSz

    RichSz Not Entitled

    To each their own. I ordered the YooMee case and the automatic sleep/wake function makes it almost perfect. I disabled the lock so when I open the case, the home screen comes on, ready to use. I've had NO problems with folding the case back on itself. Never a false sleep.
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  14. tcat007

    tcat007 Android Expert

    Funny, the cases in the last 2 replys look identical, and also identical to the one I bought (when it was $7.59) here. It is a very nice case, high quality, perfect on/off, all ports and switches very easy to access.
  15. colchiro

    colchiro Extreme Android User

    Many of these cases had intro pricing and have gone up a few $$.
  16. shiv81

    shiv81 Well-Known Member

    I have the Yoomee case also and have never got the sleep/wake working. I even got a replacement and no go. It does have a zagg screen on it, but I don't want to take it off since it payed so much for it. Does anyone have a screen protector on their N7 and have gotten this to work? Or is my N7 defective?
  17. shawn672

    shawn672 Newbie

    Got a Poetic case, has this feature. Simple but great
  18. FamousAmos

    FamousAmos Lurker

    Same here. Works wonderfully.

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