Keep iphone screen "ON" while in Doc?

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  1. PDACPA macrumors regular

    PDACPA

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    I have the iphone 3G with the doc on my desk and I will have it there as I work at my desk. It shuts the screen down (locks). Since it is getting charged and constant power, is there a way to have it keep the screen on?

    My old Palm's used to be able to in their docks and I could leave my calendar or todo list up and visible.

    Thanks
     
  2. kornyboy macrumors 68000

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5F136 Safari/525.20)

    Set Autolock to never inside the settings in the iPhone.
     
  3. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    Don't know if this works or not, but trying putting the Auto-Lock to Never. Under Settings/General.
     
  4. PDACPA thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok, but when I take it out of the dock, will I have to manually lock it each time? If yes, I will be pocket dialing people
     
  5. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Yes, you will have to hit the lock button manually. No, you will not be "pocket dialing" people. At least, not unless you carry a spare finger inside your pocket.
     
  6. kdarling macrumors demi-god

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    Understood. WM phones and many other portable devices have separate settings for what happens if you're on outside power vs. battery. It's a sign of a mature system.

    Things like this tell me that the Apple programmers don't take home the devices they develop on. (Otherwise it would've driven them crazy from the start.) I betcha the test phones in desktop docks at their work are set to never lock.
     
  7. PDACPA thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just for the record, you do not need a finger in your pocket to do a butt dial. Leave your phone on the keypad screen and put it in a pocket and walk around. You will hear it making entries on the keypad.

    I typically do the manual lock, so it might not be that big a deal.


    I agree, do the Apple programers use the stuff? The problem is the way they use it is not the way people in other professions use the devices.

    To me the lack of a decent TODO list with priority, due date, check off that syncs with ical and me.com is critical for most users.
     

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