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  1. Orioles21

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    So I have the humongous 'Samsung Galaxy S2' and I have a question. I'm a heavy texter and it gets annoying that the screen cuts off so quick after not touching it. It also gets annoying that I have to press the power button on the side of the phone and then swipe across the screen to unlock it. My question is, instead of having to press the power button for it to light up and then swiping the screen is their anyway to just press the screen for it to light up and then swipe it across? It's a pain pressing the power button on the side of the phone 1,000 times a day and I feel like i'm where that power button out.

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    Whatever he said.
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    Welcome to the forum Orioles21.

    You can't wake it up by touching the screen but the home button should do the trick. I wouldn't worry too much about wearing the buttons out as yes it is possible but the phone is built to last. Mines taking some abuse and its still in prefect condition.

    It its also possible to change the time it takes for the screen to turn off. Go to settings, display, screen time out.
     
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    Thanks, I think that I may have accidently posted this same question in another part of the forum. So you don't worry to much about the power button on the side of the phone eventually getting stuck inside the phone/broke from pressing it like 100 times a day? That is probably my only concern about breaking the phone so far.
     
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    Well I can't say it definitely won't, I can only go on my experience and mines showing no signs of damage after 6 months.

    Edit: although I have the international version but I'd assume the build quality of the epic 4g is the same.
     
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    You can set the amount of the time the screen stays on...
    Options are 15 seconds...30 seconds....1 minute....2 minutes....10 minutes

    Just click on settings.... Display... Screen timeout...
     
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    Also try ScreenOn. You can override the screen timing function on an app by app basis, and just have it leave the screen on when you're texting, for example.
     
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    Over there <points>
    You can also:

    Disable the lockscreen with NoLock.

    Install a custom lockscreen, like Widgetlocker, and put your SMS widgets on your lockscreen so you don't even have to unlock to open your texts.
     

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