What apps keep screen on when plugged in??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by silbeej, Nov 18, 2016.

  1. silbeej macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2007
    Ever since the introduction of iOS 10, my iphone screen does not stay on (although dimmed), when it is plugged in and making a phone call. This is far and away the most annoying thing so far, as i always keep it docked or plugged in throughout the day, and i make a bunch of conference calls where i need quick access to the buttons. This got me thinking as to why they would change this, as well as which apps keep the screen on. So far, pandora, amazon music, and Outlook keep the screen on when it is plugged in.

    Anyone know of how to get this functionality back when using the phone, or why this change occurred?

  2. janeauburn macrumors 6502a


    Nov 22, 2015
    Annoys me as well.

    The other thing that annoys me about 10 is the auto brightness function. It goes back and forth right in front of me. Very distracting.

    9 was better in every way that matters.
  3. C DM macrumors Westmere

    Oct 17, 2011
    Seems like either an intentional change to save some battery (not really distinguishing between being plugged in or not) or something like that, or a bug perhaps, although given how it seems to work it's not as likely to be that.
  4. silbeej, Nov 22, 2016
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2016

    silbeej thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Feb 3, 2007
    I performed a software update using iTunes, no OTA, and the issue seems to have resolved itself. Maybe it's an OTA bug.

    Edit: Spoke too soon, no fix for phone calls. :(

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