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Scanner Radio problem.

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by gqwilkie, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. gqwilkie

    gqwilkie Lurker
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    Ouch....I posted this question in the "Introductions" page on accident. Just read the sticky that said it was NOT for questions. Hopefully no one will hold that against me. Hopefully this is the right place for it. :eek:

    Just had a quick question about the Scanner Radio app that I downloaded from the market.

    It works great, and does everything I want it to do, except for one small problem.....It only works when the screen is on. As soon as my phone goes to sleep (I have it set to sleep after 2 minutes), I completely lose connection to Scanner Radio. As soon as I wake the phone up, usually the program kicks right back in and the audio resumes. If I leave it for too long I have to manually reconnect to the station I was most recently listening to. Is this normal?

    If this is in fact the way the program was designed, how are you supposed to listen to the feeds without setting your screen to never time-out and go to sleep? I was under the impression that it would play continuously. I figured that was why they added the "sleep timer" option.

    So is there some kind of setting within the program that I need to set, or is this program really supposed to stop transmitting the audio when the screen goes off? I'm confused. I love the app, and I just must be missing some certain setting that will let me enjoy it while the screen is off.....:thinking:

  2. allenc85

    allenc85 Lurker

    I use scanner radio. It’s one of my favorite apps. I use it to listen to my own scanner (Greene and Fayette County, Pa) when I’m not at home or outside. The only thing I can say mine doesn’t work that way. It stays on until you stop it.
  3. wmtoandroid

    wmtoandroid Well-Known Member

    Are you using software that turns your data connection off when your device is sleeping (i.e. juicedefender?) If so, you may have to disable that software or adjust it to allow Scanner Radio to keep the connection open.

    I use Scanner Radio too and I always listen with the screen OFF.
  4. It would help to know what kind of phone you have.

    But, to answer your question, mine works fine with the screen off. As the above poster said, make sure you dont have a task killer or other app thats stopping it or the data connection.

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