1. nmangiafesto86's Avatar
    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
    08-11-2011 08:08 PM
  2. diggy15's Avatar
    I don't know of any programs but the side volume keys wake it up.
    08-11-2011 08:54 PM
  3. IceDree's Avatar
    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
    08-12-2011 08:16 PM
  4. brandonx1000's Avatar
    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
    08-13-2011 07:38 PM
  5. brandonx1000's Avatar
    ...and about battery life, i've noticed no impact on it
    08-13-2011 07:39 PM