1. doctajay's Avatar
    Which type of program (Autolock vs. Auto Standby) is better on battery life and which one is easier to unlock when you need to use the phone?

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    05-03-09 11:37 PM
  2. Tronyx's Avatar
    AutoStandby only put's the device into standby mode. It doesn't lock it. The lock would follow the settings that you use on the device, so if you don't have a lock in place, you would just have to press the Mute/Standby key on the top of the Bold to have it exit standby.

    Chris
    05-04-09 12:00 AM
  3. skyjackal's Avatar
    I say AutoStandBy for both questions:

    - It puts your phone to sleep where AutoLock doesn't, thus conserving battery life.

    - One push of a button (mute button) to exit standby. With autolock, two buttons - * and Send button.
    05-04-09 12:01 AM
  4. 701's Avatar
    In a way,Autostandby also locks up your device. If it's in stand-by,it'll conserve your battery life and also won't let you press random keys unless you press the Mute button.
    05-04-09 01:52 AM
  5. Tronyx's Avatar
    In a way,Autostandby also locks up your device. If it's in stand-by,it'll conserve your battery life and also won't let you press random keys unless you press the Mute button.
    That's true. It's more of a key lock then an actual lock, but a lock none the less.

    Chris
    05-04-09 02:28 AM
  6. fabuloso's Avatar
    You know what I do. I adjust the key settings to my left side button which locks my phone and sets it on standby at the same time. I hate automatic programs.
    05-04-09 02:32 AM
  7. 701's Avatar
    @fabuloso I love automatic programs-you set it up and they make your life easierI use Autostandby.
    05-04-09 02:35 AM
  8. fabuloso's Avatar
    lol, yeah i know. Sometimes, its a hassle. If I want to keep Pandora rolling, I tend to forget that my auto-whatever is on, and it shuts off Pandora. Annoying really. So I just manually do everything. Only time that I do use the auto-standby or auto-lock is when I am at work.
    05-04-09 02:45 AM
  9. 701's Avatar
    @fabuloso I have the same problem not with one,but two programs interfering with Autostandby: PodTrapper and Flycast. And I have info it's Autostadby's fault. But I find workarounds...so not really a big deal
    05-04-09 03:00 AM
  10. Undisputed's Avatar
    I don't have my BB handy right now but doesn't AutoStandby have the option to both go into standby and lock when you go into the options?
    05-04-09 07:40 AM
  11. Tronyx's Avatar
    I don't have my BB handy right now but doesn't AutoStandby have the option to both go into standby and lock when you go into the options?
    No. Lock is still done with regular security.

    Chris
    05-04-09 08:20 AM
  12. applejosh's Avatar
    I just checked, and autostandby (when set to lock and put into standby mode) does "lock" the device when a password is specified on the device. So it does lock the device, if a password is set. Otherwise, it just does the keypad lock (I think).
    05-04-09 08:29 AM
  13. doctajay's Avatar
    Went went ahead and paid the $2.95 for autostandby, primarily because I like that I only have to press 1 button to wake up the device compared to 2 buttons for autolock.
    05-04-09 08:35 AM
  14. bed685's Avatar
    I use the auto lock everytime I put my BB in my shirt pocket or I end up redialing with my bicep.
    05-04-09 08:49 AM
  15. matsuya's Avatar
    You know what I do. I adjust the key settings to my left side button which locks my phone and sets it on standby at the same time. I hate automatic programs.
    How do you do this?
    05-31-09 11:32 AM
  16. zekeblue's Avatar
    Autostandby also allows exceptions. If Pandora is running, you can go into Autostandby's options and make it so that the device won't go into standby if Pandora is running.

    As an aside, I use Slacker on my BB since it can go into standby and still play. Also, Slacker allows bluetooth where Pandora doesn't (played through my car audio). And slacker allows "caching" of stations. You can play cached stations without using transmission power thus saving battery life and can listen when in bad cell areas... probably use it even without a data plan. The advantage Pandora has over Slacker on the BB is a smaller memory footprint. .... I use Pandora on my laptop however.
    05-31-09 12:21 PM
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