Screen won't dim/lock in 5.1

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by 1959, Mar 20, 2012.

  1. 1959 macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2012
    Since upgrading to 5.1 I've noticed that my screen will not obey the auto-lock setting (except for apparently the "never" option). In order to turn off the screen I have to do it manually (with external button on top of phone). Obviously this puts my charge at risk.

    I'm surprised I've not seen others complain about this, so I think maybe I'm missing something.

  2. Sylon macrumors 68020


    Feb 26, 2012
    Michigan/Ohio, USA
    Wow this is weird. Are you absolutely sure you are not running any apps in the background that could be preventing your phone from going to sleep? Like an alarm clock app or something?
  3. 1959 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 20, 2012
    Following the advice of Sylon and Roy (from the IT Crowd), I turned it off and on again, and this problem resolved. Still not sure what was doing it, but... It might have been SnatchPro I was using to control a crippled mac from my iPhone that I was using to stream video to my TV.

    Thanks Sylon:)
  4. Arelunde macrumors 6502a


    Jul 6, 2011
    CA Central Coast
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B176 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Yes. Check your apps. There are some that will keep your iDevice from sleeping while the app is active. Double press the home button and close all the apps showing. See if that makes a difference. At least you can narrow it down that way.

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