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    Default Droid MAXX: Screen time out while in use (4.4)

    Since I got 4.4, sometimes the screen will dim while I am touching the screen. It has also "timed out" while interacting with an application. I have cleared cache and keep apps updated. Any known 4.4 bugs or apps that do such a thing?

    Also, My phone has locked up twice since 4.4 went on it and I had to force shutdowns using power and vol down key.
    Last edited by NotJustAPhone; 03-26-2014 at 11:25 PM.
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    Default Re: Screen time out while in use (4.4)

    Perhaps the auto brightness thought it was too dark so it dimmed to compensate? That could make sense unless you don't use it.

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    Default Re: Screen time out while in use (4.4)

    Two things: the dimmed screen I still see every once in a while - I think that there is an issue with auto-brightness and the light sensor. The display turning off while you are using it may be due to the proximity sensor, which is in the upper left of the front, to the left of the earpiece. If you hover your hand above that too long it detects it as putting in a pocket and turns off the display.

    If the phone is locking up, though, and you haven't done a factory data reset since the KitKat update, I'd suggest that maybe that's the next step. Back up your photos and videos that you have stored on the phone, maybe install the app SMS Backup and Restore if you want to save text messages, and do a factory reset and reinstall apps from scratch.
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    Default Re: Droid MAXX: Screen time out while in use (4.4)

    I get the same behavior as the OP.

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    Default Re: Droid MAXX: Screen time out while in use (4.4)

    This drives me crazy! Something about the way I hold the phone makes the proximity sensor kick in, and my phone locks, right while I am using it. It does it all the time! I wish there was some way to tell it not to do that. It probably happens to me 20 or 30 times a day.
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    Default Re: Droid MAXX: Screen time out while in use (4.4)

    Quote Originally Posted by kandrelly View Post
    This drives me crazy! Something about the way I hold the phone makes the proximity sensor kick in, and my phone locks, right while I am using it. It does it all the time! I wish there was some way to tell it not to do that. It probably happens to me 20 or 30 times a day.
    If it's happening mostly in the launcher, try installing a third party launcher, like nova, apex, action launcher, etc. It doesn't seem to have the same effect.
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    Default Re: Droid MAXX: Screen time out while in use (4.4)

    Use Screebl pro

    Sent from my unlocked consumer edition Motorola Droid Maxx xt1080m.

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