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Samsung Galaxy III screen turning on by itself and draining battery

Even though I haven't received any notifications, the screen on my Samsung Galaxy III keeps turning on and draining my battery. What's causing this?
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Turn off phone by holding the power button?

I've been having a small case of my screen not turning on at times. It happens on a 1 out of 100 basis. Anyway, I can confirm that the phone did not shut down because I can take screenshots (via power ...
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Can any Android device be set to not auto power-off?

If I buy any no-name Android tablet from ebay etc, is there a chance it will not allow me to force it to stay on all the time? In other words, is "never auto sleep" a universal feature of any android ...
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Importing contacts from SIM card results in only mobile numbers, and no home numbers

I needed to reboot my phone, (Galaxy Ace, Android2.3), but wanted to save all my contacts. So I did the following: export contacts to SIM card reboot phone import contacts from SIM card The ...
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Disable automatic screen turn-off during call

I use Gingerbread. My Android phone has feature, that turns off display during call when I put the phone to my ear. However, the sensor is probably over-sensitive in my device, so it often turns off ...
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How can I fix my lined screen on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1?

I was reading my Kindle app when suddenly the screen on my Galaxy 10.1" tablet went blank. The battery was low, so I figured it had just died. I pressed the power button to double check and my screen ...
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Galaxy phone turns on every minute for no reason [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there anything that can show exactly what has awaken my phone? My Galaxy S Advance automatically lights up every 1 minute. I have disabled Wifi/blue tooth / maps and ...
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Why does my screen still turn off while charging? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where is “Stay Awake” option in Ice Cream Sandwich on the Galaxy S3? I used to have an HTC Evo Shift. If I plugged it into a power cord, the screen would ...
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Why does HTC Incredible S on Android 4 not always switch the screen on? [closed]

I have a HTC Incredible S shich was recently updated to Android 4 and Sense 3.6. After that, it began to not always switch the screen on after pressing the power button. In 20% of the cases, it just ...
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Nexus 7 screen is flickering

My 16 GB Nexus 7 arrived a few days ago. It's my first mobile device, believe it or not, and I've already found it to be incredibly useful. It has performed flawlessly, but there is one small issue ...
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Nexus 7 capacitive buttons and display

So both the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 have dynamic capacitive buttons instead of actual physical buttons. I was actually under the impression that this black bar was a separate capacitive display from ...
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Android app keeps Screen on, how to let it go *OFF* against app settings?

The app is one of those applications that keeps the screen on and doesn't permit it to turn off. It's killing the battery and I shouldn't have to simply manually turn the screen off constantly. Every ...
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Where is “Stay Awake” option in Ice Cream Sandwich on the Galaxy S3?

I just upgraded to the Samsung Galaxy S III (Ice Cream Sandwich) from the Motorola Droid Bionic (Gingerbread). On my Bionic, there was a "Stay Awake" check box that made it so my "Screen will never ...
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New TF300 is not showing anything on the screen

I purchased an ASUS TF300 from Amazon and it arrived today. The manual says to charge it for 8 hours for optimal battery life, so I plugged it in and let it charge for a bit. The power button is now ...
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Why can the Nexus 7 display so much more content on-screen than the Galaxy Nexus?

The Galaxy Nexus is 1280x720, and the Nexus 7 tablet is 1280x800. I realize that the tablet is physically larger, but it's screen resolution, not display size, that determines screen real-estate. ...
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Why phone sometimes (often) goes crazy and constantly lightens up its locked screen?

In general, from time to time, my phone (Galaxy SII) lightens up its locked screen for 4-5 seconds. I thought: the reason behind can be to show if some messages or calls are awaiting to be noticed ...
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How can I change screen timeout based on whether my phone is/not charging?

I'd like my screen to stay lit while charging but have a timeout when just on battery. Is ther any way to do this?
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How to disable company starting screen when the phone is switch on

I am using a Samsang Galaxy Ace. When I switch my phone on, it takes too much time. The Samsung screen comes for approximately 30 seconds or more before the phone is on and usable. Can I change this ...
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Power saver turns display brighter. Shouldn't it be darker?

When my battery is running low, the power saver turns on. When that happens, my display gets brighter. Shouldn't it be turning darker to reduce the power consumption? Is it normal to get brighter or ...
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How do I keep my Android 4.0.3 phone awake when USB connected?

On my old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) phone there was an option to keep my phone awake when the USB cable was connected. But on my Samsung Galaxy S II, (4.0.3) I can not find it. Does the option still ...
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Display Text Message on Lock Screen [duplicate]

Is there a way to display unread text messages on the lockscreen? The device I'm using is a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus.
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Can I increase the screen dimming in Android v4?

I've noticed that Android v4 on a Samsung Galaxy Note does not dim the screen nearly enough in darkness or very low light, even when the auto dimming feature is turned on. Are there any controls I've ...
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How to turn off screen without affecting anything else?

When I press power button, it not just turns off the screen, but also locks the screen. I use WidgetLocker Lockscreen which is somewhat heavy. So, many apps stop working. For example, an in-app ...
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Why does my HTC Android phone's screen switch on and then off again?

The screens on my HTC Wildfire and Desire will just switch on and then off for no apparent reason.
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Android 2.3 Tablet: HDMI using both screens

I've an android 2.3 tablet. When I connect it to the TV the tablet's screen turns off and I can only see in the TV screen. Is there any way to keep both screens on? Thanks!
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Display turns on at midnight?

Every day at midnight the display on my tablet (Asus Transforer TF101 ICS) turns on for a few seconds. Ordinarily, this wouldn't be a big deal, but I am using the Screebl application, which keeps the ...
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Change android device physical resolution

I have downloaded an app that, when it starts, check the device resolution and displays a message indicating that my resolution should be at least be 800x600. I have changed my screen density using ...
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Why my Galaxy Nexus display is unable to present solid colors?

Whenever there is a non-black solid color block in any application I can see tiny "watermarks", a pattern, and I don't even need to get close to see that. The effect is more visible in lighter ...
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How much does an LCD's backlight drain the battery?

The screen tends to be one of the biggest consumers of electricity. How much of this is for the backlight vs the actual screen, particularly in the case of an LCD?
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How to take a video capture of the screen? [closed]

I'm really getting mad with this one..! I tried to root the emulator, Adb commands executed and shows no error. But I can't run the apps which needs root access. It says that, Need root access..! ...
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Nexus S Update 4.0.4 screen sensitivity issue?

I updated my Nexus S to Android 4.0.4, which is amazing for battery charge time, but I have a problem with touch sensitivity. It's lagging and registering touches in place that I did not touch. ...
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Dim the back light to low battery level

Even when I set the backlight onto its dimmest, it is still very bright when using it in the dark. However, when you have low battery it appears even dimmer, so I know it is possible to get it to that ...
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Screen timeout keeps getting disabled on my android even when no app is in the foreground. why? [closed]

For some mysterious reason, after some time (1-2 days) my android screen stops blanking after the timeout in it's settings. I can't match this bug with any specific app that I run. I just know that ...
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What is my lcd density?

How can I figure out what is my tablet's lcd screen density. It is a cheapy one with no official site... Is there any settings option I could check to see the display resolution configurations? Is ...
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How To Prevent Uploading From Interrupting When Screen Is Off?

When screen goes off, uploads get interrupted especially YouTube uploads and everytime i have to resume phone to continue uploads. The problem is that in case of YouTube, videos stutter which i assume ...
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Galaxy Nexus screen flashes and brightness issues on various button taps and screens

While using my Galaxy Nexus at night in the dark, I started experiencing issues where the screen would flash for a moment to what felt like full brightness when I tap on certain buttons. It seems ...
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Screen size and density of Samsung Galaxy Y

I want to know about the screen size and density of the Samsung Galaxy Y. Which category of screen size (small, normal, large,x-large) or density (ldpi, mdpi, hdpi, x-hdpi) is its screen? Any ...
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How to prevent Samsung Tab 10.1 from turning display on by itself?

I just bought this Galaxy Tab 10.1 with Android 3.2 and while I love it, one thing drives me nuts - every time I turn the screen off using power button, the screen comes back on in a minute or so. I ...
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How can I return from power-saving mode in Android 2.3?

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S II Epic (with Android version 2.3.6 installed), and whenever my phone reaches 10% battery life it prompts me to turn on power-saving mode (and I do). However, once my ...
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Do the front buttons on the Droid X turn on the screen?

I had an LG Optimus V phone and the physical buttons on the front could get pressed when it was in my pocket, which would turn on the screen. I'm considering a phone (Droid X) with physical buttons ...
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Cleaning the screen of a tablet safely

My 4 year old son loves my ASUS Eee Transformer, and likes the games and stuff. But he has a cold, and the screen is literally gross. What are safe methods, and conversely what are unsafe methods ...
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Screen brightness too high on auto mode when in the dark room

An Android-based HTC Desire S is set to "auto brightness" display mode. The brightness is adjusted okay unless the device in a completely dark room. In a dark room then display is very bright - ...
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Does Android put wifi and other data networks to sleep when the display is turned off?

I was wondering if stock Android puts Wifi and other data networks to sleep when the display of the device is turned off. If not, what app can help me do the same ?
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List of devices with screen parameters [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find a comparison of Android devices? Is there any list with devices and their params? I'd like to know if this device is ldpi/mdpi/hdpi and what screen it ...
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Screen goes off as soon I dial or receive a call. CyanogenMod 7.1- stable

In stable mod 7.1, I am facing this problems. I don't know if its a bug or what, please help me out. My screen goes off as soon I dial or receive a call. After that I am unable to end the call as it ...
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Avoiding power drain

I just got a samsung Indulge this weekend and I’ve noticed that the biggest power drain on the battery is from the display. I’m blind, so I really don’t need to be able to see it at all. Is there a ...
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How can I retrieve data from an Epic 4G without a working screen?

My epic 4g served me well for 10 months before the screen died out on me. I bought a new one and would like to transfer data from my old phone to my new phone, however, it seems impossible when the ...
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How scratch resistant is the screen of the Samsung Galaxy S 2?

I wonder if over time the screen of Samsung Galaxy S2 may get scratched? Is it necessary to use a screen protector?
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Automatically dim screen at specific times?

Waking up in the morning to a very bright screen is no fun. I'd rather the screen be dimmer in my dark bedroom when I wake up. While I could manually change the brightness before going to bed and ...
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Access an Android purely via VNC enabling Tablet resolutions

I can currently access my Android via VNC on my iPad. Can I set the screen resolution of the Android to be the same as the native iPad resolution, giving me a pseudo Android tablet? Even if there is ...