Android :: Longer Screen Timeout (not Always On) While Charging?
Aug 21, 2010
I would like to keep the screen timeout set to the default 30 seconds to save battery while the phone is not charging. However, I'd like to increase that to at least several minutes while the phone is charging. I don't want the screen to be always on it just doesn't seem like the best thing for the life of the phone. Could be wrong, it just feels that way.Is there any setting or app that would allow this?
I was messaging around today and found where to shut of the screen while charging, but I wanted to turn it back on and can't find where it is? Also before the update I could have sworn there was an option on the screen timeout to set it to never. Now I don't have that option.
I'm using DockRunner to simulate the docking station and charging my Driod via a USB cable connected to my phone. After 30 seconds (my timeout setting) the screen goes dark.Is there a setting I am missing to keep the screen from timing out when connected via USB and in the Dock mode?
is there a way to set screen timeouts to specific apps? For instance, when running navigation, can the screen time out be set to never timeout just for that app? I only want the screen to stay lite for certain apps.
For some reason, one activity (launched in a new process) often takes longer than 10 seconds to start, which exceeds the LAUCH_TIMEOUT defined in ActivityManagerService.How do I make the VM tolerate longer launch time without giving up wake lock?
I'd love some input from anyone before I take my Incredible in for service, please.Three days ago I realized that the charging light was remaining yellow long beyond the phone's usual charge time. Even after leaving it plugged in overnight, the next morning I was still at less than half charge, going only by the Settings>About Phone>Battery>Battery Level graphical display. Last night same thing, whether the phone was on or off, still a yellow charge light. Today for the first time since I got the phone, the battery indicator itself turned yellow towards the end of the day.Preemptive facts:Prior to starting a new thread, I did a thorough search and found nothing related to this specific battery issue.I have the OEM, red, HTC battery, and have never charged it outside of the phone, or with any charging cable other than the one supplied with the phone.When I first received the phone, I charged it fully, unplugged, and bumped charged before turning it on. For about a week afterward I would charge to green while on, unplug, turn off, and "bump charge". I have never had trouble getting through the day on a single charge, and no, I don't think I was training a lithium ion battery, I believed I may have been training the software of the phone itself.I have tried charging the phone fully both on and off, and have not seen green for over two days. This includes continuous charging for over 10 hours.I have had the phone for roughly seven weeks.The phone does charge- just now I have gone from @25% (as measured on the aforementioned graphical display) to @40%, but at that point it seems to no longer charge, although the "Battery State" says "Charging AC" and the little battery icon shows the charging animation.Have I got a dead battery, or am I missing something? Any thoughts would be appreciated. Thank you.
I have the screen timeout set to 1 min which works fine until I use the phone. When using the phone the screen times out (and locks) in about 5 seconds. This is a real pain when using voicemail etc and you need to interact with the keypad.
I posted this in the Support and Troubleshooting forum but didn't get any replies, so I thought I'd post it in the main forum.Hopefully some of you guys/gals/aliens (illegal or not, I don't mind) can help me out with this one.
I saw a while ago on here an App to toggle screen timeout but whilst screen was on it would dim if not using which I like the idea of. I cannot remember what it was called can anybody help? At the moment I am using 'Toggle Screen Timout' which is great but does not dim.
I can see on OMAP zoom2 platform, the moment screen timeout happens my application is getting terminated. I have a Google map based LBS application which is running on Zoom. I have implemented the interfaces given in gps.h to libhardware_legacy/gps.cpp .
GPS application talks to android framework and Framework talks to libhardware to get the GPS info. Now I can see that the moment screen timeout happens and the display goes off, my application killed. Actually from the framework the stop interface (hgps_stop() ) gets called on screen timeout.
I am wondring why this is happening, as I am not sending any stop request form my GPS application to the libhardware.
Is it something related to Android power manager, that android Power manager does not know about my application is running?
I have an Android (1.5) application which needs to be constantly running when a button is pressed. So, when a button is pressed I would like the phone to remain on and not want the screen or CPU to time-out.
When another button is pressed I would like the phone to be back to normal and time-out as per user settings.
I have a Nexus One and while using Google Listen to listen to podcasts my screen lock will go into effect. Unfortunately, when this happens, the podcast audio pauses. I can set the screen timeout to a maximum of 30 minutes but some of the podcasts are longer than that.
Is there anyway to have Listen suspend the screen timeout while it is running?
I've implemented a Service in my android app that starts a timer (using the standard java.util.Timer and java.util.TimerTask mechanism) to do some processing in the background on a pre-defined interval.
The service is started / stopped by my application like this.
As long as the phone is active (no screen-timeout occured), the service is running fine, and the Timer is performing its job at the defined interval. Even when I quit the application (using the back button), the timer remains active.
However, as soon as the phone goes into timeout, the timer task is no longer running stable. If I leave the phone in timeout for several hours (at night), I would see that on random occasions (sometimes a several hours interval) the timer kicked in.
Also, when the phone is activated again, all timer runs that have been queued are suddenly executed in one shot before resuming back to the normal interval.
What would be the right way of implementing a timer that continues to run properly, even after the phone has gone into timeout. Should I resort to using the PowerManager and WAKE_LOCKS (as described here http://code.google.com/android/reference/android/os/PowerManager.html), or is there another mechanism ?
I finally had a chance to try the Google Maps turn by turn navigation, and i love it, but i got one problem.
To save on battery, i keep my phone display timeout to 2 minutes. The problem im running into is when the screen times out, it kills the navi and i gotta restart it....very annoying and sucks if a turn is coming up
Does anyone know a way to keep the screen from timing out while either plugged in, or in the Maps app?
I've always had my screen timeout set at 30 seconds and I haven't installed any app recently that I would think messes with this setting, but twice now in the last two days my screen timeout has gone to "never."
I did a search but found no solutions to my problem. My screen timeout changes on its own. I usually set it for 30 seconds or 1 minute. Occasionally I notice about 2-3 times a week that the screen never shuts off and when I check my settings it is set at never. Any idea why its doing this?
My upgrade to 2.2 went very smooth. I do not have many of the issues people are talking about. I have one minor issue. I have my screen timeout set to 1 minute. About 3 to 4 times a day the setting changes all by itself to 15 seconds. Has anyone else had this problem? Or any suggestions on how to keep it set at one minute?
This is going to seem like a straightforward issue, however when listening to music/podcasts the sound will cut out when the screen times out. Is it supposed to do this as I would have thought the screen could timeout to preserve battery whilst music was playing?
I'm having a problem with my screen timeout - nomatter what I set it to, it soon afterwards resets back to 30 seconds. I've tried 2 minutes, 10 minutes etc. and it might work immediately, but not long afterwards it gets reset.
The only thing I had running that I thought might possibly affect it was timeriffic, but I've deactivated that now and its still happening.
And yes, I know that apps like screenmodewidget and Screebl can be used to work around the problem, but I'd rather fix it!
Just setting up the display profiles on my phone....does anyone know how to change the screen time out for different scenes.....eg when I'm using my phone normally I want the display to timeout and lock etc, but when the phone is on charge at work or in the car I never want it to timeout.
Changing the timeout setting seems to apply for all profiles.
I have a UK 3 Hero and am running Screebl. I set the screen timeout for a minute but it keeps reverting back to 15 secs. I am changing the time in the phone's settings and Screebl's, but it keeps changing back.
So I have my Screen timeout set the way that I want it (10 minutes) and it works fine except for when I'm on a call. The screen will go blankafter just a few second, even if I have the keypad on display and using voice menus and such.
Is there a way to keep that display going when I'm on a call - no timeout or long timeout?
Went through the settings and cant find out any ways to turn screen timeout off. Mainly I dont want a few apps to time out when I use them, like Pandora. Went through a few apps and haven't found one that really works yet.