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No Built in Magnet for Sleep Mode Activation in OS7?
My 9930 does not seem to have a Built in Magnet for Sleep Mode Activation or am I wrong? I have always had that on my list of favorite features, I did not have to depend on pressing a button every time I holster it. I have found that my 9930 dials on its own in the holster, Example Getting in and out of the car or picking something up. Does the phone have a magnet or is the holster missing it?
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My 9930 has the feature in the settings. Options, Security, Password, Lock Handheld upon holstering. I check it, but the phone does not lock when holstered in either my old cases or the one it came with. The option is there but does not work. Any1 else have that problem. The phone does not lock let alone turn the screen off. My phone must have an issue
- 12-10-11, 05:42 PM #4
my 9810 has the magnet sleep feature too
oh boy, i also got my 9810 running a solid 7.1! without any hassles! i don't know why i'm saying this, probably because i'm stoked and yes, you too can have a mobile hotspot, my fellow kind sir's and mam's if you have a 9810 or a 9900 and if you're willing to do some relatively easy finangling
- 12-10-11, 05:48 PM #5
hmmm, maybe the 9930 doesn't have the magnet, and maybe the magnet is also used to activate the "password lock when holstered" feature, but they forgot to write that feature out of it's version of bb7, i dunno
or, perhaps the phone does have the magnet and the 9930 just has a small bug in the OS version causing both of these problems, sorry in advance if i am wrong, just speculating really
also, my understanding from the forums is the 9930 has been left out of the bb7 os updates so far, maybe i'm wrong, i'm not sure, but if the phone has the magnet, then perhaps it will work with an os update, or if it doesn't have the magnet, then the feature may disappear with an os update, either way, who knows
Last edited by buckwylder; 12-10-11 at 05:52 PM.
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12-10-11, 07:57 PM #10
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I had the same question when my phone didn't "sleep" with the holster I got when I purchased from Costco.
You can check if you have a magnet around the house. I have one on one of those telescope-y thingees to pick up dropped screws. I held it above the phone. When it was above the touchpad, the phone went to sleep. Ordered a leather pouch and it works like a charm
- 12-11-11, 05:12 PM #12
I did not realize you could use these settings with out allowing pass word lock? I sure do not want to have to type in a password every time I un-holster my phone.
- 12-11-11, 05:26 PM #13
screen locksleep mode activate upon holstering.
Last edited by Reubechs; 12-11-11 at 05:49 PM. Reason: wording
- 12-11-11, 05:27 PM #14
The magnet is under the trackpad in the 9930. Works perfectly with my Seidio clip holster and oem pouch. The lock upon holstering option is only available if you have pw lock enabled. Otherwise, the magnet will activate standby anyhow and will wake the device when removed from the holster.
- 12-11-11, 05:56 PM #15
Might want to clarify there's no magnet in the handset, it has to be in the case and/or holster - next we'll have people buying cases like Speck's universal swivel clip which has no magnet and complain that their sleep mode won't work because they "read somewhere" that the magnet is in the phone.
- 12-11-11, 06:37 PM #17
- 12-11-11, 07:04 PM #18
- 12-11-11, 09:38 PM #19
Now that you mention it, I've never actually read anything about what is inside the BB itself that activates standby with the magnet in the holster. Maybe it is just a sensor? I've always heard it was a magnet.
- 12-11-11, 09:45 PM #20
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11-29-12, 12:06 PM #21
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Yes I know this is an old thread. However I am trying to find a solution to the occasional " dialing" my 9930 does in the OEM holster. It appears to go to sleep when I slide it in with the display facing my body direction. Yet it will still accidental dial by probably using one of the speed dial keys. Never had this problem with my old Pearl. The only way I am able to stop it is use the password protection which is a pain.
- 11-29-12, 03:36 PM #22
- 11-29-12, 03:48 PM #23