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Let's suppose you're talking to someone and need to use keypad.

You take the phone, it turns on the screen, you press something, then you're continuing listening it via the loud speaker.

Then at one moment android dims the screen and then finally turns it off.

Now you're stuck - you cannot press the power (not sure how to call that button) because it would terminate the call. And the screen is not responsive since it turned off.

So how do you deal with it?

  • Do you want to be able to use the power button to terminate the call? If not, you should be able to disable that function in the accessibility settings. – Compro01 Dec 6 '13 at 1:14
  • @Compro01: I do want to leave the behaviour of power button as is. – zerkms Dec 6 '13 at 1:17
  • What happens if you touch where the home button would be while the screen is off? – Compro01 Dec 6 '13 at 3:28
  • @Compro01: nothing - there is no hardware button and the screen is turned off – zerkms Dec 6 '13 at 3:40
  • If you're not that concerned about additional power drawn by keeping the display on: you could use e.g. Tasker to keep the display always on when a certain app (here: dialer) is in foreground. I'm not sure whether there was a "call connected" trigger as well, so you could use even that. – Izzy Dec 6 '13 at 7:23

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