Droid Incredible Stock Night Clock
Does anyone use the Stock Clock's Night Clock feature? I'd like to use it but it turns off after a minute or so when the phone is inactive like normal. I wish there was a way to disable the "Turn off screen" feature so I could use the Incredible as a night clock. How much battery do you think it'll use up if it stays on the whole night in the night clock mode (it's very dim)?
Also, any innovative ideas for keeping the Incredible propped up so you can actually view the night clock, as opposed to just laying it on its bottom like normal? I don't have any dock stations.
If there's no way to disable the "Turn off screen" feature with the stock night clock, then are there are any alternative free apps that only serve as night clocks, but also use very little battery?
- 12-19-2010, 08:34 AM #2
There is no setting that I know of that will keep the screen on while the clock is being displayed, but you can set it so the screen will not turn off while the phone is charging, which it most likely is if you're using it as a clock.
Go to Settings>Applications>Development and select Stay Awake.
That should give you what you want.
- 12-19-2010, 02:16 PM #3
I'm pretty sure there is a way. I use my stock night clock and alarm when I'm on the road (don't trust the ones in the hotel anymore) and my screen clock stays on all night. But the screen also shuts off when I'm just plugging in to charge with the phone on, like if I just want to top off the battery. I can't remember exactly what setting I have but I know its possible...I'll have to dig into the phone and see how I did it.
- 12-19-2010, 02:29 PM #4
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- 12-19-2010, 11:24 PM #9
Leaving it plugged in would cause the battery to wear out quicker than normal, unless they fixed the problem with phones where it continues to use up Li-Ion battery charge cycles (this isn't the case with, for example, laptop batteries as they automatically stop charging and run on AC power only after it reaches full capacity).
Plus, as of this moment, the cord is stretching it the distance for me, based on where I'd need to put it during the night, ha... Can be fixed I guess with a bit of rearranging the furniture.
- 12-19-2010, 11:54 PM #11
- 12-20-2010, 03:11 AM #12
Thanks guys I'll check it out by changing the settings and keeping it plugged in.
But, Chris Kerrigan, I remember reading that this whole issue with the Droid Incredible started from that problem -- you keep it plugged in, the LED hits green when fully charged, but instead of using AC power exclusively, the phone just starts using the battery. Then, when people took it off the charger in the morning and looked at the battery usage/icon a few minutes later, it went from full to probably 85-90% or less. You would think the battery/charger would operate similarly to laptops by now, but supposedly, at least with the Droid, the same logic is not followed.
- 12-20-2010, 05:38 PM #14
From my understanding that's an issue with just the Incredible, as it's not an issue with anything else that I've ever seen. Phone batteries are deigned in this fashion, but for God knows whatever reason, something is screwed up with the Inc either hardware or software wise that completely goes against all of that.
- 12-20-2010, 06:18 PM #15
About your cord stretched to the max problem, if you came from the Storm 1 (and loads of us did), you can use that charger...the cord is way longer and it charges the phone just as well...maybe a little slower due to the lower rating but it works. In fact I only use my original Inc charger when I'm traveling and I use the old BB one at home. That way I don't have to worry about "did i pack my charger or not", it just stays packed in my bag.
- 12-28-2010, 01:27 AM #16
- 12-29-2010, 12:12 AM #17
I've been using my Droid Incredible as a night clock since I've got it back in April. I leave it plugged in overnight, around seven hours, and hadn't had any problems with it not being fully charged in the morning. Although I also have my screen set to stay lit when plugged in. This can also be controlled with an app called Setting Profiles Lite.
As for keeping it propped up, I've been using a mesh business card holder which has worked quite well for me. These are a couple bucks at Target or Office Depot.
- 12-29-2010, 12:33 AM #18