Okay to leave the iPhone active?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Gigamaster89, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. Gigamaster89 macrumors member

    Oct 1, 2008
    I listen to music with my phone docked (non-3g...dock that came with phone) attached to speakers. Is it okay to leave it constantly active (i.e. doesn't auto lock/backlight doesn't turn off)? I want to be able to switch tracks without hitting home/unlocking everytime.
  2. SFStateStudent macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    That's a tough call, since with the screen on 24/7 it's going to get warm and eventually hot. This would be reason enough for me to not go that route...:eek:

    I know when I first used Maps and 3g, I would leave the screen on without the autolock (never) while I was driving, but noticed the iPhone getting extremely hot rather quickly, so I stopped that process immediately...
  3. elbirth macrumors 65816

    Jan 19, 2006
    North Carolina, US
    just double-tap the home button while it's locked to bring up the iPod controls and you can change tracks, pause/play or change the volume. Of course this doesn't let you choose specific tracks, but it's a much better alternative to having the phone overheat unnecessarily

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