1. maintainn's Avatar
    This is my first post but I am a long time fan of these forumns. I know there are many android experts on here and I'm hoping one of you can help me answer a simple question.
    Got a new phone a few months back (Droid) running what I believe to be KitKat. After not using the phone for 20 seconds or so it will go to sleep (that's great). But afterward it seems even a small bump or vibration will make it display the time and give the option to unlock it (as if the lock/unlock button was pressed). Question is, can this behavior be turned off either through a setting or 3rd party app? I am concerned about battery life. On my previous android phone (much older) the ONLY way to initiate a unlock was with a button press. I was quite pleased with this. I believe if my phone is constantly checking gyro for movement and also constantly turning screen on/off to offer the option to unlock then its wasting precious battery life. I mountain bike and jog with my phone in addition to constantly moving at work and feel like this feature isn't for me. BTW my phone is not rooted. Thanks in advance.
    08-20-2014 02:23 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Which phone do you have? You said Droid--is it the original Motorola Droid? Or do you simply mean it's an Android phone?

    Did you buy it new or used? Did you or anyone else install an app that allows it to wake up by shaking, like this one? Shake Screen-On

    If not, then the power button might be defective. It may be overly sensitive.
    08-20-2014 02:33 PM
  3. cpaight's Avatar
    To check what OS you're running go to settings/about phone and look at the Android version number...4.4 is Kit Kat (try tapping the number a few times for the animated easter egg).

    As for the wake issue, have you looked in the lock screen and display settings? There may be something there that allows you to wake the phone via the proximity sensor which you could turn off. Generally your phone shouldn't wake up from just a bump.
    08-20-2014 02:41 PM
  4. maintainn's Avatar
    Thanks for the welcome. Its a Droid MAXX. Chose it due to reviews of good battery life. I tend to run them out quick. No 3rd party apps dealing w sleep/wake functions. To clarify, phone doesn't fully wake on its own but rather it displays time and option to unlock and I'm just wondering if this can be disabled. Thanks for the advise.
    08-21-2014 06:44 AM
  5. maintainn's Avatar
    Cpaight, thx for the info. It is KitKat v4.4.4. I did check settings page for unlock and came up empty. And again to clarify it isn't a full wake up but rather offering to wake by proximity. My old android could be shaken like a Polaroid picture and still the screen would be purely black until the power button was hit. That's what I'm after if possible. Thanks again.
    08-21-2014 06:57 AM
  6. maintainn's Avatar
    Just found a setting I hadn't paid attention to before...something called 'active display'. Once disabled, during sleep the screen stays completely black until power button is tapped. Appreciate the responses fellows.
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    08-21-2014 08:20 AM

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