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Power off the screen widget WITHOUT root.

23rd April 2014, 12:23 AM |#1  
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So my big gripe with the M8 was always having to hit the power button to turn the screen off - and I hate the power button location. It's hard to hit.

I was told to root the device, install gravity box so I can double tap the status bar and turn the screen off.

Thanks to a recommendation by jadaress1, this app fixes the problem entirely:

Screen Off and Lock: Screen Off and Lock

I put an icon right next to where my thumb rests on the main screen. A quick tap turns it right off without any reaching needed at all. What a lifesaver.

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23rd April 2014, 03:29 AM |#2  
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So what's the name of the app?

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23rd April 2014, 04:22 AM |#3  
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It's called screen off and lock. It's in the play store, I've been using it on all my phone's and it works perfectly.

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23rd April 2014, 05:14 AM |#4  
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Thank you. That app is awesome. With go Launcher I set double tab to call that app. So now double will turn on or off the screen.

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23rd April 2014, 05:28 AM |#5  
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I use lock screen by wongqi . It it's much easier to install if you don't want to use it. It is also very straight forward. Tap the app then the phone goes to lock screen mode.

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23rd April 2014, 11:37 AM |#6  
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With the screen on and off lock all you need to do is swipe up fron the onscreen home button and itll give u the option of launching Google or switching screen off, love it on my m8, i double tap screen to switch on and swipe up to switch off, havent used the power button in ages

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23rd April 2014, 03:46 PM |#7  
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Quote:
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With the screen on and off lock all you need to do is swipe up fron the onscreen home button and itll give u the option of launching Google or switching screen off, love it on my m8, i double tap screen to switch on and swipe up to switch off, havent used the power button in ages

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That's what I've been doing.


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23rd April 2014, 11:13 PM |#8  
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I've been using Knock Lock - you can set an empty area of any width and/or height on your home screen (even if you are widgeted out there you can select space between widgets too) to respond to a double tap to lock the phone and turn off screen. Working well for me and I like it works the same as waking the phone up.
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25th April 2014, 04:04 AM |#9  
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I use Nova Prime along with screen off and I can double tap and turn screen off
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