waking the screen without disconnecting your call
Sunday 12th of August 2012
When on a call holding the phone in my hand, the screen blacks out, as it's supposed to when next to my face, to prevent accidental "button pushing." When I move the phone away, the screen comes back on. However, if I am using the internal speaker or a bluetooth connected speaker, the screen "times out" according to the timing set in the system display settings. (I have mine set to one minute.) But as far as I can tell, the ONLY way to get the screen to turn back on is to press the power button -- and that DISCONNECTS the call! Which means there is no way to look at my calendar or the web or any other app while on a speaker call (after the screen has timed out).Is there any other way to turn the screen back on without disconnecting the call? Or, Is there a setting somewhere that prevents the screen from timing out while on speaker or bluetooth?
Screen timing out while on phone
Tuesday 03rd of January 2012
When I am using the speaker and on the phone the screen times out and goes black after 30 seconds, how do I get the screen back on without pushing power button and hanging up?
How to keeep screen from timing out while using a dock?
Monday 15th of April 2013
Is there a way to keep your phone from timing out when connected to a dock? I want to keep the lock screen lit up while my phone is on my desk at work but cannot figure it out. Any help would be great. Thanks!
Security Flaw In AT&T’s Galaxy S II’s Security Screen Lets Anyone Bypass It, Samsung Chimes In
Saturday 01st of October 2011
A pretty major security flaw was discovered in AT&T’s Galaxy S II that makes the security screen pretty much useless. What normally keeps unauthorized users out of your phone with a pattern lock or a PIN number is easily bypassed. All the intruder has to do is press the lock button to wake the screen, let the screen timeout and shut off, and wake the screen once more to find the security lock is now bypassed. The one catch to this is the device must have been unlocked once already, meaning unless it was just powered on and not unlocked yet your phone will be at risk. A Samsung spokesperson responded to an inquiry from BGR saying they are investigating the security threat while AT&T declined to comment at this time. Hit the break to see the security flaw in action and Samsung’s statement to BGR. Samsung noted there is a quick fix by setting the screen timeout to “immediately”, but who wants their screen timing out right away?//Samsung and AT&T are aware of the user interface issue on the Galaxy S II with AT&T. Currently, when using a security
Any way to keep GOOGLE Maps from going to sleep?
Friday 30th of April 2010
I was hoping someone could help me as I'm using Google Maps to keep an eye on live traffic and have the screen timing out. Annoying when I have security on the phone and have to keep putting my pattern in while driving. Any options besides removing security or extending the time? Also, can someone give a definite answer whether or not WIFI drains the batter faster? Should I be using WIFI at home as opposed to 3G for optimal battery life? Thanks in advance!
Car Mount Question
Tuesday 12th of January 2010
I just purchased the Car Mount and the Multimedia Dock for my Droid, but I can't figure out a way to prevent the screen from timing out when I'm either in Navigation or Map mode.Another thing I noticed is that if I get a call or initiate a call from my phone while it's on the mount, the screen just goes black as if there's something in front of it also preventing me from putting the call on speaker or end the call. (possible proximity sensor bug?)So far those are the only two bugs I've noticed, but again I've just had the mount for a few hours.Any suggestions?Thanks
Serious issue with HTC One and Skype 22.214.171.12450
Sunday 21st of July 2013
i have the latest version of skype (version 126.96.36.19950) installed on my htc one phone. i have noticed while using skype that something weird happens to the phone-- the screen goes dark while the phone call is in session and there is no way to really get back into it-- if you press the power button it flashes quickly and goes back to black. i was willing to live with that b/c i have a paid skype account to call internationally. anyway today after completing an international call, something really strange occurred. the skype call ended but then i couldn't bring the phone screen to turn on. i started freaking out and tried to reboot the phone by holding down the power button and then trying to press the VOLUME down button, as someone suggested but this had no effect. when pressing the power button the home and the left-arrow buttons just kept flashing white. i took the protective cover off to see if i could take out the battery and put it back in but realized there was no way to open the phone! then i thought this sucks b/c i have to travel in the next few days and the timing of this
Black Camera Screen!
Monday 19th of May 2014
Sorry if this isn't the right place to post this, it seemed the best fit.My Tmobile Galaxy s4 is unrooted.Whenever I open up the camera the screen is blank. The control icons for the camera load up but the camera itself is black. The phone performs very sluggishly or freezes and I have to tap the home button several times to pull it out of it. Sometimes, if by chance it seems, If I click the "flip camera" button to switch it to the front facing camera, the front facing camera will actually work, but is still somewhat sluggish. Flipping it back to the normal camera causes the black screen again.I ~believe~ the error first happened (not 100% on the timing) when I had a failed update to KitKat (must have dropped connection or something while installing). I then finished installing the update in hopes that would solve it. Nope.I then went back and started deleting recent apps and other camera apps to see if that fixed it. Nope.I then restarted the phone in safe mode to see if that fixed the camera... NOPE.I then factory reset the phone. When the phone first came back on the cam
Screen timeout on Xperia Z2
Saturday 15th of November 2014
I'm a newbie to Android. Tried searching the forums didn't find the required solution. When I'm on a call the screen automatically times out and I need to unlock the phone and then press disconnect to end the call. Sometimes, i just don't bother to disconnect thinking the other party will disconnect. Can anybody tell me how to keep the screen from timing out on it's own while I'm on a call so that after the call I don't forget to disconnect it? I tried searching in the settings but there is only an option of screen time out in general. Is there an option specifically for calls?
Prevent Lock Screen When Powered
Thursday 26th of February 2015
I use the lock screen feature with a pin on my AT&T S4. While it is a pain sometimes, I like the feeling of security. However there are definately times when I don't want to have to punch in my pin to unlock the phone. The best example is when I have the phone mounted in my car and connected to a USB power outlet. I would not mind (and probably prefer) the screen timing out and going black with just a touch required to bring it back. But I definately do not want to have to enter my pin while driving. Any way to get what I want? Basically having the lock screen inactive when the phone is externally powered.......