App to keep screen on while docked

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  1. TB07-NJ macrumors 68020

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    My old 1990's Nokia had it. (STOIC)
    My old Palm Treo had it. (STOIC)
    My old Blackberry's had it . (BBLIGHT)
    Looking for something similar for the iPhone 4:

    An app similar to one called STOIC, Stay on in cradle. Of course the name doesn't matter just what it does.

    When the phone is connected to power the screen will stay lit. Simple as that,
    Anyone seen something that does that?

    I know it can be done. GPS apps do it as well as a couple other apps that keep the screen lit while running.

    I'm sure it must be simple to create ..... if phone is receiving power from the dock connector leave the screen on. Nothing fancy, not timers, no calendars, simply Say on in Cradle. Wish I knew how to program these things.
     
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  4. TB07-NJ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks, I'll have to check it out.
    It sounds close but when it gets fully charged does it then shut off?
    Reading about it's features it probably won't work but for 99c I'll try it.


    Still say the app I want would take 20 seconds for someone who knows what they are doing to make. ONE SIMPLE PURPOSE - if phone is powered through the dock, leave backlight on and don't timeout screen.
     
  5. The LPT macrumors regular

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    i think it just stays on.

    Also the screen stays on for the home screen. On the lock screen the screen will dim.
     
  6. tctony macrumors 6502a

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    OP is ignoring the easiest solution.
     
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    I don't think that was exactly what he is looking for from the description of his requirements and the other products mentioned. The key is it being linked to being charged, so that when you are no longer charging your autolock is back on. That way there is no unnecessary battery drain from forgetting to put the toggle back on.
     
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    +1
     
  9. TB07-NJ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well aware of that but it doesn't do what I am looking for. With that I have to mess with a "switch" every time or not have my screen lock at all.

    No, I didn't ignore it, I rejected it.

    -4
     
  10. TB07-NJ thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Exactly what I want. Thanks. It is a bit of overkill because all I want is "stay on while docked/charging" and don't need all the other stuff, but it solved my problem.
     
  11. The LPT macrumors regular

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    also make sure
    - don't lock when charging -> on
     
  12. tctony macrumors 6502a

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    Oh noz I have to turn this one SBSettings switch on/off. Where have those 4 seconds of my life gone.
     
  13. The LPT macrumors regular

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    what if you don't use sbsettings. I stopped using it.
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Its easy and takes one second to turn on sbsettings and click autolock.
    But up to him, I was just making a suggestion.:)
     
  15. pixelated macrumors 6502a

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    Why should the OP have to click a toggle!...way too much to remeber! rejected!:p
     
  16. TMar macrumors 68000

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    Or you can just go to Settings>General and turn auto lock to never. When you want the phone to remain on don't lock it. Want the screen off? Hit the sleep button. I've never sat my phone down and come back later to find that I forgot to lock the screen.
     
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    I know, too much work :D
     
  18. panoz7 macrumors 6502a

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    The whole point of the iphone is to make things easier. Why should the OP have to fumble with sbsettings when this seems like a relatively trivial thing for a jailbreak developer to implement?

    What I'd really love is the ability to set different home screens based on the specific dock that the phone is in... but I don't see that happening anytime soon.
     
  19. TMar macrumors 68000

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    You don't have to fumble with sbsetting. Set autolock to never and either hit the sleep/wake button or not. If you can't handle hitting a single button to solver your problem, you might want to invest in a couple of cups and some string..
     
  20. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    I agree.
    If you already got Sbsettings installed I dont see the need to get a separate package installed just for that. You just swipe the top for sbsettings and click autolock on/off. That shouldnt be too hard or much fumbling.
     

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