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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Junebob2000, Aug 2, 2020.

  1. Junebob2000

    Junebob2000 Lurker
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    I use my phone a lot as a navigation device in the mountains. But it's not great in many ways, particularly if it's wet or when I get sweaty.

    I have a Sony zx2 I think.

    I'm looking for settings/apps/hints about the following:

    Any suggestions for using the touchscreen when wet? For example, when I'm out for a long run, I end up soaking in sweat, so everything is wet, and I can't control the touchscreen. Often my phone does its own thing in my pocket because that's damp too. Worst is when it decides to turn down screen brightness to the minimum, which is a nightmare when outside.

    Is there a way of locking apps so they don't run at all until I unlock them? Usually I only want my navigation and map apps, messenger and my camera to function. I'm not interested in anything else and I don't want anything else draining my battery.

    Alternatively, can I create a user mode where I can specify which apps can work?


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  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    You can probably set up a routine or formula using Tasker, Automate, or Macro Droid. It being wet is not the greatest thing for any electronic device. What about using an arm band?
    mikedt and ocnbrze like this.

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