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Support Turning on the screen with the home key on front of phone

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by rlugo29, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. rlugo29

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    Sometimes hitting the home key on front of phone turns on the screen and sometimes it doesn't. When it doesn't, I have to hit the power button to turn the screen on. Whats up with that.:mad::mad::mad:
     

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    this is something Samsung need to address
     
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    i've noticed that pressing the home button or any other of the bottom four buttons only works if you have recently locked the screen. . if you let it sit locked for a while it won't unlock by pressing any of those buttons. well atleast in my experience
     
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    if your running a program and the screen turns off you can resume by pressing home. thats at least my 2 cents and when im able to turn the screen on with the home button
     
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    No doubt!!!! This blows!!!
     
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    I have noticed that any button will work and sometimes it wont. Majority of the time that will work is when i have received a text message.
     
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    With my phone it doesn't seem to be any of the combinations above. I tried it right after the screen locked, and it still only worked half the time. Same results, after recieving a text, and with a program running in the background. It only works when it wants too. I got my bro the same phone and it has the same issues. Has anyone complained to the manufacture yet???
     
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    The problem that Samsung has is that they are too lax on their phone. This is something that if you ever owned an Ipod or iphone you know that 95% of the time their buttons work(on my case my ipad and ipod always work) you hit home and you get your screen on . So Samsung do your homework right
     
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    I believe this is by design, so you don't accidentally turn the phone screen on every time you slide it into your pocket, or the phone shifts around while being in your pocket, etc.

    It used to annoy me too, but when you think of it that way, it is probably a good idea.

    As others have mentioned, the 4 buttons on the face of the phone will only work if you have recently been doing something, have just received a txt, etc. After a while, they won't make the screen come on. Just press the power button on the top of the phone (briefly) and that will turn on the screen. Same thing in reverse puts the screen back to sleep when you are done.
     
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    that could be true TRS but they shoul let you assign which button would you like as you "wake up" or "open phone".
     
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    Just noticed that some people who received the update claimed that this issue was fixed. My brother and I just got these phones and we are both having the prob. I'm wondering if we should try to push the update again????
     
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    Read my post, 3 up from this one. I don't think it has anything to do with the update.
     
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    In my experince, only the power button unlocks the phone, and the 4 bottom buttons wll too if recently locked. This is likely how all androids handle unlocking probably for convenience. If your screen times out from viewing a webpage too long for example, it figures that the phone is not in your pocket yet so its safe to let you tap any button for unlock. However say 60 seconds pass; its more likely the phone is in your pocket and so its not as safe to have any button unlock.

    On a related note, if you're the type that does not even want a lock screen, download the No Lock app. It completely disables the lockscreen, has an attractive 1x1 toggle widget, is really small in size (<100K I think), and just simply works. The only downside (upside for some?) is the volume keys wake the phone too. I'm the type that likes to adjust music volume while locked.
     

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