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Support Screen dims/goes black while on a call

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by macman24, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. macman24

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    Hi,

    Has anyone had or have this problem? On my Droid Charge; while on a call my screen goes dim then black while using my bluetooth and I have to hit the back key to see the screen; and it just dims when using the speaker. Sometimes it goes back to the lock screen as well. This is extremely annoying because I use my bluetooth 99.9% of the time and I have lost a couple of calls because of this.

    I also installed an app called SOFFT and have it set to Never Time Out but that does not seem to help the on a call situation and I also have the PowerSaver button unchecked.

    Is the timeout while on the phone just a feature that can't be changed on the Charge or is there something that can fix this.

    thx much.... Macman24
     

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    Yeah. I had the same issue. I searched online and didn't find a way to keep the screen on while on a call using just the OS. I now use a little app called Caffeine that sits in the notification pull down menu. Every time I'm on a call using speaker or bluetooth, I just enable caffeine. It also auto enables when you plug the phone into the charger which I find useful too. Hope that helps.
     
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    Mrjwen... Man; you are a BLESSING!!! This program works like a charm. Now I can control whether the screen goes dim or not while on the phone. Many, Many thanks!!!

    macman24
     
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    No problem :)
     
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    Thank you so much, I am so glad I found this post!!:D
     
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    Does this app work when not on a call? I like to not print recipes found online anymore and just read off my phone, but it will always time out and I have to wake it again.
     
  7. chrstdvd

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    Alright! I will give this app a shot. My screen dims when I am playing Free Cell or reading a book. I hope this thing will fix the issue. Thanks.

    Update: It works like a charm.
     

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