How do you turn it on?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MarkW19, Jun 4, 2007.

  1. MarkW19 macrumors 65816

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    I'm assuming it'll turn itself off when it's in your pocket etc. due to the proximity sensor, but what about when you just leave it somewhere or drop it into a bag - how do you actually turn the iphone on/off to get to the "unlock" screen? Because obviously the display won't be on all the time, it wasn't when Steve got his out of his pocket at the All Things Digital thing, and if touching the screen or the home button turned on the screen, then accidental presses (especially if in your pocket) would be wasting the battery constantly!

    I wonder how the screen is actually turned on?

    And on another note, I really hope Apple include an icon or something on the main unlock screen (or even better, a hardware LED on the phone itself) so you can instantly see when you've got a missed call, or a new SMS/email, without having to turn the device on. All (well, most) Pocket PCs and indeed standard phones do this, so hopefully Apple won't omit it?
     
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  3. MarkW19 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    D'oh!

    Didn't see that :)
     
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    From the Keynote, the top of the iPhone:
     

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    The new iPhone ads show that you unlock the phone (as opposed to switching it manually out of sleep state) by brushing your finger across the bottom of the screen.
     
  8. MarkW19 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    That's how you UNLOCK it yes.

    But you still obviously need to turn the phone display on/off, otherwise the display would be on all the time which would be wasting valuable battery power! You obviously do this by using the sleep/wake button, as has been pointed out above - thanks.

    When Steve took the iPhone out of his pocket, the screen was OFF. Of course the screen's not on all the time.
     

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