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[Q] Dot View operation

5th June 2014, 09:19 AM   |  #1  
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So i bought a Dot View case for my M8 am and pretty underwhelmed by the lack of useful notifcations I get.. virtually none.

What I do like is the fact that it automagically turns on and off when I open and shut the case.

I assumed this is done with a magnet underneath the HTC logo on the flip cover, so I applied a small piece of magentic tape to an ordinary flip case that I prefer to use, however cannot get it to turn the phone oon and off.

looking closely at the dot case there appears to be something in the case on the rear of the phone opposite where the HTC logo is on the flip cover. Is this having an effect of the operation.

Does anybody know how this works, and how I can emulate in another cover?
5th June 2014, 09:30 AM   |  #2  
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I've done some tests with a dot view case, and with a few others.

Basically, it's just a small magnet placed above the screen, positioned about 3 cm from the left edge and 6.5 cm from the bottom edge of the phone, which turns it on or off.

If you can find a magnet thin & strong enough, and put it in the right place, you can virtually emulate the effect on any flip case.
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Originally Posted by nuts77

I've done some tests with a dot view case, and with a few others.

Basically, it's just a small magnet placed above the screen, positioned about 3 cm from the left edge and 6.5 cm from the bottom edge of the phone, which turns it on or off.

If you can find a magnet thin & strong enough, and put it in the right place, you can virtually emulate the effect on any flip case.

Thanks for your reply, perhaps the magnetic strip i used wasn't strong enough.

Are you sure about the "3 cm " from the left hand edge?.. looking at my dotview cover it seems to span from about 0.5cm to 2cm from the LH edge?
6th June 2014, 05:14 AM   |  #4  
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Every flip case I own do this and have no magnets. Open cover and screen turns on. I thought it was maybe a light sense but Idk? I have the Watson flip case I think made by Incipio? Also a generic eBay one made of leather.
6th June 2014, 08:09 AM   |  #5  
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If your screen turns on/off, it's that your covers have the small magnet inside. Try it with a piece of cardboard or anything else and you will see the behaviour is different
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