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How to prevent standby/sleep when charging

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How to prevent standby/sleep when charging

I need to use an app on my phone constantly to enter data but I cannot find any way of preventing the phone from switching the screen off and going into standby mode.

When I resume I have to navigate my way back into the app which is very frustrating.


In WM6.5 it was possible to prevent sleep mode on mains power.  Surely something like this is available in WP7?



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Re: How to prevent standby/sleep when charging

Any app I have running on my Lumia on the homescreen opens instantly when I unlock it, why not leave the app open ??

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Posts: 2

Re: How to prevent standby/sleep when charging

That does not work for me.  The app is left open and on phone resume it is active, but clearly the developers have not written any resume functionality into it as it reverts back to the home page so I have to navigate through to the page I want.


However even if the app behaved correctly, it is still frustrating to have to switch the phone on, swipe the lock screen away etc. every couple of minutes.  Why can't I leave it switch on as I could with WM6.5?



Posts: 179

Re: How to prevent standby/sleep when charging

There are options to change the lock screen timeout to a maximum of 5 mins. There is no option to disable it though. This is specific to Nokia phone's as other wp7's allow you to disable the lock screen completely. Nokia phones don't, they have made that decision in their design.. I believe this is a bad limitation as it is very frustrating to have to unlock the phone manually every 5 mins.

This is incredibly annoying when using GPS in the car. Bing maps locks out every 5 mins making the navigation feature unusable in a car. Nokia Drive works fine though. It is also frustrating if using music when driving.

It is up to the app developer to enable code that prevents the screen locking.

I contacted Nokia about this and they have no plans to change it. They have done this to extend battery life, but that's irrelevant whilst charging.

I wish i could just disable it like every other phone in existence.