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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DitchedTheiPhone, Nov 30, 2014.

  1. DitchedTheiPhone

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    I haven't been able to find an answer to this, hoping someone here can help. As a recent convert from Apple, I am still getting used to the Android OS of my HTC One M8, so I'm not sure if this is an HTC One issue, or just something with the OS.

    When I am using an app and I use the off button, or if the phone begins to hibernate, when I unlock the phone, I would like to return directly to the app I was using rather than having to go back to the home screen and re-open the app. Is there a setting or something I am missing that will allow me to do this?

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    Welcome to Android Forums!

    On my Sony, if I choose "None" under Settings/Security/Lockscreen, I get the behaviour you want. However I'm not sure if that's peculiar to the brand, so I've moved your post here where other M8 owners can advise you better.
     
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    As long as you don't exit the app you are running or hit the back or home buttons you will go back to the app when you unlock the screen. Slug is talking about the lock screen settings, I prefer to let the phone lock and as long as I haven't pressed the home button I'll go right back to the app.
     
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    Yes, I do the same thing as drowe above. Sometimes at work I will be browsing FB or reading Tapatalk and have to stop. I'll just tap the power button to kill the screen and then when done working, go ahead and either tap the power button or the doubletap on the screen, unlock it and I'm right where I left off.

    Sometimes, I forget that I got interrupted by that pesky work and unlock my screen hours later and go, "What the heck is this here for?", lol.

    good luck
     
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    There are 3 ways to unlock.

    Swipe up takes you to the App you were using.

    Swipe left takes you to your default home screen.

    Swipe right takes you to BlinkFeed.

    Hope this helps.
     
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    Thanks Vosg! That's what I needed.
     
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The HTC One M8 is the Taiwanese company's flagship phone for the first half of 2014. It built on its predecessor with an upgraded 5-inch 1080p display, Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and an UltraPixel rear Duo Camera.
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