Stay awake on external power

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I can't find a setting that would keep the iPhone awake when it is connected/charging.

I know I could set auto-lock to never but that would be a faff changing it all the time.

My Pocket PC phone had a stay awake on external power setting. It would be great if the iPhone had this too, maybe via an application.
 

drahardja

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There is no such setting as far as I know. However, the iPhone will not turn off if it is playing a song and there is external power.
 

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That at least is something.

I'd like it to stay on when I'm in my car. Entering the code just to use the phone is a pain.
 

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Just go to settings and set Auto-Lock to never. As long as it is charging it will stay awake
 

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Just go to settings and set Auto-Lock to never. As long as it is charging it will stay awake
As I said though:

I know I could set auto-lock to never but that would be a faff changing it all the time.
It needs to detect it's on power and change the setting automatically, like most other phones I've owned.
 

raykholo

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It's a bit late now to be replying, but I just pulled this off with several Jailbreak packages on my iPod Touch 4G.
On Cydia, install sbsettings and Activator. Also, you will need to install the "Autolock" toggle for sbsettings.
Setup Activator to toggle that toggle when it begins to receive AC Power, and to toggle it again when it stops receiving AC Power.
 

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That's an excellent solution. Thanks for posting it.

It's now working on my iPhone and iPad.
 
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Excuse my ignorance but... how do you "Setup Activator to toggle that toggle when it begins to receive AC Power, and to toggle it again when it stops receiving AC Power"?
I have already installed activator and autolock for sbsettings.
Thanks.
 

raykholo

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Excuse my ignorance but... how do you "Setup Activator to toggle that toggle when it begins to receive AC Power, and to toggle it again when it stops receiving AC Power"?
I have already installed activator and autolock for sbsettings.
Thanks.
No worries.
Settings --> Activator --> Anywhere --> (Power) Connected --> (Scroll down to SBSettings Toggles) Autolock.

Settings --> Activator --> Anywhere --> (Power) Disconnected --> (Scroll down to SBSettings Toggles) Autolock.

Every time you plug in/ unplug you'll get a little push notification style dialog box saying "Autolock Enabled" or "Autolock Disabled."

In order to add/ remove Autolock from the SBSettings Panel.
<SBSettings Activator Gesture> --> More --> Set Toggles --> (Scroll Down to Autolock.)

The reason I recommend removing this toggle from SBSettings is so that you don't manually trip it and throw everything off. First add this toggle to SBSettings and make sure it is in the ON position when your iOS device is UNPLUGGED. Then remove the toggle from SBSettings. Everything should work now as described above.
 

raykholo

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That's an excellent solution. Thanks for posting it.

It's now working on my iPhone and iPad.
Happy to help. Does the "push notification style dialog box" sort of freeze up your UI for a moment when you plug in/ unplug?
 
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@raykholo. Thanks for the fast reply. Will try that immediately.
 
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Sure thing. Happy to help. Let me know if everything works for you.
 
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