Few issues after 24hrs of N8 usage...
1) My Screen Saver stopped working... screen stays lit indefinitely, even when locked... after multiple restarts and lots of frustration it came back, but this issue has already happened twice - surely a bug
2) Power-Saving mode doesn't really make sense unless it is customisable... I am on a 3G only network, power-saving enables GSM-only... see the flaw?
Appreciate your feedback,
about #1 - same problem here - the screensaver just stops working everytime i reboot my n8 - and it needs several restarts to get it work again! an reflash via NSU/Ovi-Suite didnt worked it out - a complete reflash by a nokia care service, too - that needs to be fixed!
My N8 deactivate the screen saver once the power saving mode is activated and it won't set the screen saver back to the normal after the power saving mode is deactivated.
Same here, had N8 for a week now and my screen saver has stopped working three times. It been like this for three days now and just can't get it back again.
I can confirm that rebooting and keeping off any keys after pin code will make screen saver work again. I can only trace it to using side slider at the same time as the screen is about to auto lock after user defined time but it is difficult to replicate.
Yep, just had the problem with Skype locking the phone so had to soft reset and afterwards no clock screen saver. Can confirm though that I got it back by doing a soft reset again (hold down power button for 8 secs) and then not touching the phone until screen saver was activated. Thanks for the heads-up.
Regarding ISSUE #1 (the screensaver failure), I have a PERFECT solution!!!
However, I am not sure if this will work for you, because I have SPB Mobile Shell, but it is worth a try!
1) Make sure you have the widget for the MUSIC PLAYER on one of your main operating page.
2) Turn OFF your phone regularly. (NO NEED to hard rest by hold over 8 secs)
3) Turn ON your phone.
4) Once the phone loaded up, immediate play any song through your music player. (Need to be done before your phone auto-locks)
5) Lock your phone with your side-lock button; your screensaver should come back.
Both my g/f & I owns a Nokia N8, and we both experienced the screensaver failure problem. My N8 was easy to fix by many people's solution of just simply reset, and it automatically fixed the problem. But My g/f's N8 was stubborn, and wouldn't turn the screensaver back on by this simple reset method. Later I discovered the above method, and it worked every time! I think somehow the music player is triggering the screensaver and forces it to stay on.
Well, although we somehow surpass this issue, but Nokia still need to fix this problem. Nokia N8 is a great phone, it shouldn't have such a simple mistake in it. This makes the perfect phone imperfect!!! Anyway, please let me know if this method works for you guys, thanks.
26-01-2011 1:19 - edited 26-01-2011 2:09
Oh man! Your solution deserved to be put into the N8 Hall of Honor! It works and make this phone perfect again.
However, for step 4 playing the song, I found that I need to switch back to Home Screen then go Step 5.
I do not have SPB Mobile Shell.
Both me and my wife owns N8 and only hers is facing this problem and soft restore is painful because we customized the N8 quite a bit and reconfiguring is just too cumbersome.
PS. I actually don't think the real bug is in the screensaver but some low level network access stopping the switching to the low power screen off mode.
lol thank you very much for your comment.
Yeah, you may be right about the low level access issue. But I still think Nokia should fix this problem as soon as possible if they want to compete with iPhone 4G. Especially this is Nokia's most expensive phone! It should not contains this simple issue.
05-03-2011 15:15 - edited 05-03-2011 15:17
I had the problem of no screen saver. Spent a couple of hours going through the menus trying to fix it without success. Found this forum and sceptically tried using the music player method. OMG...It worked...Thank you...
It works for me as well....
I didn't have to even restart the phone. Jus place the music player widget on the screen, played a song and stopped it, exit the player.... and voila...... the screen saver clock worked again!
HELP!! That music player "trick" didn't work for me! =-(( What cna I do??? Like all these other folks, I've tried everything else under the sun... no dice! **bleep** is wrong here?!?!
just tried the music player trick and beware it worked for a second then when i pressed unlock to stop the song the whole screen went black and had no option but hard reset which resulted in phone not working again FAB
I've had this problem also....and thanks to all I rebooted my phone and left it for a while after putting in the code. After a couple of seconds a message came up at the bottom of the screen asking me if I wished to 'deactivate the power saver' I pressed 'yes' and hey presto that was all there was to it.
I have had similar problem with my N8 at first I though it had somthing to do with some of the QT based apps downloaded from the ovi store, but now I not so sure to fix it the last time I switched it off left it for 10 minuets then switched on and left it to boot up and the screen saver to come on
don't know if this is any help when I got my N8 well over a year the Nokia/Nielsen 360 app I originaly got off there web site caused the key lock slider not to work