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    Default HTC One (M8): Disable dot view?

    Is there a way to disable the dot view feature? I use a magnetic car holder (Mountek nGroove Snap) and when I try and use it the phone thinks I have the dot view case on. Is there any way to disable this? Thanks!
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    I was able to fix this by rooting the device:

    http://www.droid-life.com/2014/03/31...m8-on-verizon/

    And then used this program to uninstall the DotMatrix program:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...llmaster&hl=en

    If you ever reboot the phone you have to uninstall the DotMatrix app again. But since I rarely reboot the device this has been a good solution for me.

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    Default Re: Disable dot view?

    Not that I know of. Since its a magnet in the phone and on the case that triggers this, it is a hardware feature. I tried to show my girlfriend what it looks like with an iPad case magnet and couldn't trigger it

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    Default Re: Disable dot view?

    Under applications / all there's something called dotmatrix. Maybe that's it. I don't think you can disable it though.

    Sent from my HTC6525LVW using Tapatalk
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    Default Re: Disable dot view?

    What is dot view anyway. I know there's a case coming out that looks great, but it sounds like you're talking about something on the phone
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fotoav8r View Post
    What is dot view anyway. I know there's a case coming out that looks great, but it sounds like you're talking about something on the phone
    It is a case. They made the functionality into an app on the phone and in the play store. Hopefully to add more features later on

    Also, it's already out. You can purchase it from Verizon, either online or in store, and HTC themselves depending on availability

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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Disable dot view?

    Quote Originally Posted by BlueBeetle View Post
    Is there a way to disable the dot view feature? I use a magnetic car holder (Mountek nGroove Snap) and when I try and use it the phone thinks I have the dot view case on. Is there any way to disable this? Thanks!
    I have the same mount (which I love, and used for a long time with my HTC Droid DNA) and whenever I put the phone on the mount, Dot View mode would turn on, overriding car mode or anything else I had on the screen (like music, maps, etc). I just got off of customer support with HTC, and it looks like there's no way to turn this off. Any strong magnet will activate Dot View mode; it's a hardware feature with no software settings. Bummer - I love that mount. But I really like my new M8 as well, so I'll be looking around for other options, including the HTC-brand dash/window mount.
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Disable dot view?

    Quote Originally Posted by gooroo_dougie View Post
    I have the same mount (which I love, and used for a long time with my HTC Droid DNA) and whenever I put the phone on the mount, Dot View mode would turn on, overriding car mode or anything else I had on the screen (like music, maps, etc). I just got off of customer support with HTC, and it looks like there's no way to turn this off. Any strong magnet will activate Dot View mode; it's a hardware feature with no software settings. Bummer - I love that mount. But I really like my new M8 as well, so I'll be looking around for other options, including the HTC-brand dash/window mount.
    I have a similar magnetic mount, and i found that usually i can keep the dot view from popping up if i have the magnet more to the left of the phone (When looking at the screen, so right side of the back) The sensor that turns on dot view is on the right middle of the phone (while loping at the screen) i think. Ive gotten pretty good at placing the phone so it doesn't pop up.
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Disable dot view?

    I don't know if it's a fluke or if it'll even keep working but I took some aluminum foil (aluminium if you're across the pond ), folded it up to just a bit bigger than the magnet, slid it in between the phone and the case and the DotView is no longer activating. It's not the prettiest solution since I have a clear back case but for now I'm happy because it works!! Here's to hoping it keeps working and isn't just a fluke!
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Disable dot view?

    I was able to fix this by rooting the device:

    http://www.droid-life.com/2014/03/31...m8-on-verizon/

    And then used this program to uninstall the DotMatrix program:

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...llmaster&hl=en

    If you ever reboot the phone you have to uninstall the DotMatrix app again. But since I rarely reboot the device this has been a good solution for me.
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Disable dot view?

    I second this... Followed the instructions and it WORKED! I am rapt. Thanks BlueBeetle. I can use my magnetic car mount now without the phone becoming unusable in "Dot View" (without the dot view case). Yay for you!

    On another note... HTC - how about a software update to give a switch to turn the Dot View feature off. Not everyone is going to buy the Dot View case and a proportion of people are going to use magnetic mounts... just sayin...
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Disable dot view?

    I never seen a magnetic mount. Its always just one that clamps together...
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Disable dot view?

    In the past I've been able to very carefully separate the holder and remove the magnet. Stops the problem. However, keep the little magnet in a safe place in case you decide to use it.....
    Cheers
    Tom
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Disable dot view?

    The Dot View often shows up on my phone for no rhyme nor reason. It's nowhere near a magnet, and I usually have to press the power button twice to get it to go away.

    Sent from my HTC One M8 using Tapatalk.
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Disable dot view?

    I've found that the only way is to place it so that the center of the phone is not touching any of the mount since I've found that the magnet is in the dead center of the phone. It's kinda crazy that you can't just disable that feature but that's the solution I've found.
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Disable dot view?

    I don't think it was a fluke. i put a double folded amount of aluminum foil between my case and phone, covering the entire back of phone that was invisible, and tried slapping my phone on a couple of metal surfaces ( I use NITEIZE's STEELIE magnetic mount) and it works like a charm. Definately a jury-rigged solution, but if you use a case, this is the way to go. I would root my device but untill someone finds a way to permanently root the M8. I'm not futzing with it.

    Thanks brother! And thank you google!

    Quote Originally Posted by Duke7 View Post
    I don't know if it's a fluke or if it'll even keep working but I took some aluminum foil (aluminium if you're across the pond ), folded it up to just a bit bigger than the magnet, slid it in between the phone and the case and the DotView is no longer activating. It's not the prettiest solution since I have a clear back case but for now I'm happy because it works!! Here's to hoping it keeps working and isn't just a fluke!
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Disable dot view?

    I placed a UK 5 pence coin between the case and phone. It's pretty much the same size as the magnet so it's hidden (it's a clear case I'm using) Seems to work and an easy solution for now.
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    this worked for me....
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Disable dot view?

    Maybe things have changed since this thread started, but my M8 came with an app called HTC Dot View. Open that and there is a check box to turn Dot View off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mortaneus View Post
    Maybe things have changed since this thread started, but my M8 came with an app called HTC Dot View. Open that and there is a check box to turn Dot View off.
    Unfortunately, unchecking turn on Dot View does not stop the services from running, and your system may recheck the app after you restart your phone. Restart your phone and go into running apps, and you'll probably see Dot View running there. If you then reopen the Dot View app you'll probably see it has rechecked the turn Dot View on option. In previous versions of android the service could be stopped (at least briefly), but if you go into App Manager -> All -> HTC Dot View you'll probably find that Force stop doesn't work.
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Disable dot view?

    Settings personalize dot view settings uncheck turn on dot view
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    Quote Originally Posted by GodM18 View Post
    Settings personalize dot view settings uncheck turn on dot view
    Umm, that has already been mentioned, and it has also been mentioned that it auto-runs it self even when unchecked.
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    I second this, with a small change. I just got a Mountek Snap+ with the magnetic mount, and was able to stop DotView from activating by having the magnet to the far right of the phone when looking at the display (not on the left, as OP noted), or on the far left when looking at the back of the phone. I just placed it in between my phone and case, and it works great.

    Come on HTC, let us disable or uninstall DotView!
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Disable dot view?

    found a solution.

    without messing around with apps, settings i found a dumb easy solution.

    click the home button. select the 9 dot button to see the list of your apps.

    scroll down till you see "HTC Dot View"

    uncheck "Turn on HTC Dot View" [ ]

    cheers
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Disable dot view?

    You can switch it off completely. Ofcourse ROOT is needed. And needed MaximusHD custom rom (also others have that feature, but i use doublesim m8). Anyway, i see Maximus is the best rom for m8.
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    Default Re: HTC One (M8): Disable dot view?

    No root needed. In the App, there's a simple setting called 'Turn on HTC Dot View'. Simply uncheck that setting and Walla - it's disabled. Note that I can see this setting after I went into app manager and uninstalled the new versions of the app - not sure if that setting will be visible on the latest update.
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