[App] Power Switch - turn off your screen by shutting the case!
Hi guys, Im the dev of an app that will allow you to send your Tab to sleep when you shut its case. The PR is after the break.
Now that we have three high end tablets with proximity sensors (Note, 7+ and 7.7) its time we did some testing to see what sensitivities we should set in the app by default.
Please help us out with this. Simply download the free app, mess around with proximity settings until they work and report back what lever (in %) you needed.
Note that the current auto-selection prompt will only enable the light sensor if you pick "Tablet" in the first run dialog. You will need to turn the proximity detection on manually in the app's settings, as your tablets actually have this sensor!
Thanks in advance, and i hope you like the app
Power Switch is a tool for devices with cases - somewhat like the SmartCover, it will turn off the screen when you shut the case. If you have a device with poor
battery life, Power Switch can save tons of juice by switching it off entirely after a given amount of time asleep.
The app works best on phones using the proximity sensor. On tablets, the light sensor is the most efficient method of knowing that the case has been closed.
- Sleep seconds after shutting case
- Automatic shutdown (rooted devices only)
- Set up a schedule using Night Mode
- Configure sensor sensitivity
- Facedown to turn screen off
- Persistent notification
- Plays sound to let you know that the screen has turned off
The app has gone through an extensive testing process here at XDA under another name. Thanks to everyone who helped make it happen, you're the best!
Remember to adjust the light sensor sensitivity settings in a light environment for best performance, and use Night Mode if you are on a tablet with a poor ambient light sensor.
If you have any comments or suggestions, please use this thread or the in-app feedback tool. Please be aware that we ignore logs without descriptions.
The Lite version of the app is exactly the same as the Pro, only the timers are restricted to a minimum of twelve seconds.