Screen not Locking

Discussion in 'iOS 9' started by shad0whawk, Dec 18, 2015.

  1. shad0whawk macrumors member

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    I'm running iOS 9.2 on a 6S+. There have been numerous times where I was using my device and then I placed it face down on the bed, table, etc. because I was finished. A bit later I would pick it up and the screen was still on and unlocked where I left it--sometimes 30 minutes or more. I do have autolock set for either 1 min or 30 seconds. It works fine when I leave it face up or some other angle. I was able to replicate the issue with my wife's 6S+ running 9.2. Is anyone else having this issue or encountered it previously? I've noticed it before updating to 9.2 so it's not simply because of 9.2. Thoughts?
     
  2. JamesMB macrumors 68000

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    I have a 6S+ on 9.2 (auto lock set for 1 min.), and my device locks, when face down.
     
  3. shad0whawk thread starter macrumors member

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    I think I found the issue after playing around with it quite a bit. I use the sideloaded version of f.lux and it seems to be causing some sort of weird conflict with the power management system. If I place the phone face down above my head where I can see it, the screen would start to dim and then revert back to it's original brightness (sometimes multiple times) and never actually turn off or autolock. I removed f.lux and it works as expected now. I like f.lux but that's annoying and kills my battery quicker than I'd like.

    FWIW--there's a great app I've been following on Github called Goodnight that has much of the same functionality and more. The authors have spent a lot of time and effort building out the functionality and maintaining the app. I have it installed and it works great in place of f.lux. You have to build it using Xcode and install it to your device.
     
  4. LaraStone macrumors newbie

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  5. Sirious macrumors 65816

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    It's a new feature of 9.2.
    When you place your phone down, it will turn the screen off, and when you pick it up again, it will light up.
    http://www.iphonehacks.com/2015/09/ios-9-facedown-detection-feature.html
     

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