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[Q] Let go of phone and display dims (power saver)

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14th June 2012, 01:26 PM   |  #1  
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Can your phone automatically dim or turn-off when placed on a table/desk?

I can't use the display when it rests flat on a table as it is too reflective and I can't swype/type/interact unless the phone is in my hand. The default auto-dim seems to activate only if no motion or input is detected. Thus, when I put the phone down, it needlessly burns minutes of battery power before dimming.

If a bubble-level app can detect whether a desk-top is flat/horizontal, why can't the phone dim to save power as soon as it is put down?
25th June 2012, 06:09 AM   |  #2  
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Ahah, the solution is a combination of two apps, neither of which work fully. Stay tuned...
29th June 2012, 04:32 AM   |  #3  
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Tasker allows me to set up a phone orientation (flat on table) in which the screen is always dimmed. Meanwhile, it also allows me to set up more persistent LED/vibrate/flashlight notifications for missed calls, sms, emails, etc. Only drawbacks, the app itself is too expensive/complex/ugly.
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