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    Default Can you turn on phone with out power button?

    My brother-in-law has the Droid 3, he asked me if there is any way to turn the phone on/off without using the power button at the top. Is there an app or anything he can download where he can just touch the screen to turn it on and off. He is very new to Android and smartphones, he wouldn't think of rooting or anything. Any suggestions/ideas? Thanks
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    Default Re: Can you turn on phone with out power button?

    I don't know of any programs but the side volume keys wake it up.
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    Default Re: Can you turn on phone with out power button?

    I don't know about taping the screen to make it work , but you can download WidgetLocker & then set the phone to unlock with the volume buttons in addition to the power button
    I hope that works for you & brother in-low
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    Default Re: Can you turn on phone with out power button?

    there's an app called Tap Tap App

    it uses the proximity sensor to turn on. i have been using it for a few months on a few different devices...the Fascinate, Xperia Play, Inc 2...it's worked almost flawlessly, and i highly recommend it

    in turn, i use Screen Off and Lock to lock the screen
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    Default Re: Can you turn on phone with out power button?

    ...and about battery life, i've noticed no impact on it

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