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    Default MUST HAVE APP to go with your flip cover.

    I don't know if you've noticed, but there is a little lag in the phone waking up when you hit the power or home button to wake the phone. I downloaded an app that wakes up my screen as soon as it senses that I am opening the flap. It is a LOT faster than hitting the power or home button.

    There are a bunch that do the same thing. I tried a couple of free ones, but they didn't work. This paid one has a free trial if you want to try it out. I picked this paid one because it had the best reviews. It says you might have trouble with a dark colored case, but it works great with my dark Titanium case..

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

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    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...HJvbFRyaWFsIl0.




    I HATE the added bulk of any case and this one adds next to nothing in bulk to the phone. I also HATE how stick on screen protectors look after a few weeks of use. Scratches all over them, edges coming up, finger print/oil magnets and nothing feels as smooth as the naked glass on your fingers. So i decided to try out the Samsung flip cover. I LOVE IT! It pretects the screen when ever it is in my pocket or my work bag and adds next to no bulk to it like a regular case.
    Only down side is that it doesn't offer much protection in case of a fall. I don't drop my phones so I'm not worried about that. My flip cover is only "closed" when it's in my pocket. Any other time when it's on my desk at work, on my night stand or anywhere else where I can see it i lay it down with the flip cover "flipped" so I can still see my notification light. Even on my OEM car dock it fits with the flap flipped back. Not only can you see your phone like this, but it also protects the back of the phone from scratches. Taking pictures/video with it is a little awkward at first with the flap hanging, but you get used to it pretty quick.

    I also like that you can use the phone during a phone call with the cover closed so you don't get face grease all over your screen.
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    Another thing about Flip Case Control is when your cover is open and your screen is off, you can just cover the sensor for a second to turn your screen on. I like not having to push buttons.

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    Default Re: MUST HAVE APP to go with your flip cover.

    does this waste battery?
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    I drilled a hole in my cover so I could keep it closed and still see the light. Damn near looks like it was always meant to be there.

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    Default Re: MUST HAVE APP to go with your flip cover.

    I'm curious about battery life too. I saw some reviews in the Play store that say it drained their battery. I got a cover case but am leaning towards not using it. My issues are taking pics with it on, not seeing the notification light and generally liking the Note naked. But, I do like the idea of the case. This app would definitely be a plus for using it!
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    Default Re: MUST HAVE APP to go with your flip cover.

    Quote Originally Posted by crl95 View Post
    does this waste battery?
    The developer said that there is an option that he disables automatically on the Note 2 because of a battery drain problem. To be very honest I was very worried about having my light sensor on all the time. After using it for a few days I can report that it doesn't waste the battery at all. It actually seems like the battery lasts a little longer, believe it or not.
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    He is working on a fix for deep sleep. No big deal in my opinion. Rather save the battery.

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    Battery use is minimal. MUST HAVE APP to go with your flip cover.-uploadfromtaptalk1355629971591.jpgMUST HAVE APP to go with your flip cover.-uploadfromtaptalk1355629987239.jpg

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    Default Re: MUST HAVE APP to go with your flip cover.

    Quote Originally Posted by corki2 View Post
    Battery use is minimal. Click image for larger version. 

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    I know that. He is talking about the phone going into deep sleep. Honestly I can't understand whats the big deal. One second to turn on is not a big deal to me. I'd rather have that 13 hours plus of battery life.
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    Default Re: MUST HAVE APP to go with your flip cover.

    Anyone notice that when you open your flip case the screen is dim and you need to touch the screen to get the brightness to a correct level. Is there a fix to this? I tried to turn off auto brightness and have it set to one position but it still did the same thing.
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    I think I may try the flip cover again with this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by corki2 View Post
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    I installed this one and a few others similar to it. I used the GSam battery app, and was under the impression that the app didn't use much battery. I looked under kernels and saw that the awake kernels were constantly running.

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    Default Re: MUST HAVE APP to go with your flip cover.

    Uninstalled..... I kept activating it whenever I reached up to or used the notification pulldown bar.
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    Default Re: MUST HAVE APP to go with your flip cover.

    Quote Originally Posted by kilofox View Post
    Uninstalled..... I kept activating it whenever I reached up to or used the notification pulldown bar.
    Did you try the "reduce sensitivity" switch in the settings?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sux2bu View Post
    Did you try the "reduce sensitivity" switch in the settings?
    No I did not... I'll reinstall and give it a shot. Thanks.
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    Default Re: MUST HAVE APP to go with your flip cover.

    Quote Originally Posted by TWISM View Post
    I drilled a hole in my cover so I could keep it closed and still see the light. Damn near looks like it was always meant to be there.

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    Mind posting a picture?
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    Default Re: MUST HAVE APP to go with your flip cover.

    This kind of behavior stopped when I turned off Power saving in Settings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TWISM View Post
    I drilled a hole in my cover so I could keep it closed and still see the light. Damn near looks like it was always meant to be there.

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    show and tell please!
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    I use a screen protector. O get them from Verizon. Still slick. Doesn't look like one is on it. I clean with eye glass cleaner and microfiber soft cloth. Just foray a little on the cloth and viola! Clean

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    Spray ****

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