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Re: The i-things - Apple devices and software thread

Post by Gregjam » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:53 am

Try installing a free app like Strava that will really enable tou to be obsessional about your exercise. In the settings somewhere I think that there is an option to keep the screen lit while in use but it will drain the battery faster.

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Re: iPhone--keeping the stopwatch running

Post by Bluesky » Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:23 pm

oakdale160 wrote:
Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:54 pm
Im obsessional I know. When I am out doing a run/walk, I like to time myself. I start the stopwatch om my iPhone5 but aftera few minutes it closes down . I enter thePword and it opens up, the stopwatch is running OK, but to have to do this when running is difficult. Is there a way to stop it closing down
You can prevent the lphone from closing down by going through the following sequence :-
1. Check your iPhone 5 is up to date using IOS 7.1.2
2. With phone unlocked go to 'settings'.
3. Scroll down to the top of the 3rd panel and click on 'General' to open.
4. Scroll down to the 4th panel and click on 'Auto lock' and open.
5. Go to the last option which should be 'Never' and click on it.
6. Press the 'home' button on the bottom of the phone and open 'clock'
7.Select 'Stop watch' and activate. Screen should now remain open until you manually close it.

WARNING leaving the screen open indefinitely will drain the power quite quickly if you have any other apps running. Likewise internet apps which may consume data. You may find the phone getting warm whilst continually operating in this mode. If you do wish to do this suggest closing wi fi, Internet and apps. Restore settings to 1 or 2 minute lock and re open any apps you have closed off when you have finished your jog.
Hope this is of assistance

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Re: iPhone--keeping the stopwatch running

Post by J.J.B. » Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:22 pm

Bluesky wrote:
Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:23 pm
oakdale160 wrote:
Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:54 pm
Im obsessional I know. When I am out doing a run/walk, I like to time myself. I start the stopwatch om my iPhone5 but aftera few minutes it closes down . I enter thePword and it opens up, the stopwatch is running OK, but to have to do this when running is difficult. Is there a way to stop it closing down


WARNING leaving the screen open indefinitely will drain the power quite quickly if you have any other apps running. Likewise internet apps which may consume data. You may find the phone getting warm whilst continually operating in this mode. If you do wish to do this suggest closing wi fi, Internet and apps. Restore settings to 1 or 2 minute lock and re open any apps you have closed off when you have finished your jog.
Hope this is of assistance
Presumably, while fairly unlikely, if the phone was misplaced or stolen while in this "screen open" state, it would also not be secure? What with draining the battery significantly too, I'd rather buy a 250 Baht digital watch instead.
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Re: The i-things - Apple devices and software thread

Post by oakdale160 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:16 pm

that sounds like good advice JJB thank you, I may go crazy and go up to 300b

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Re: iPhone--keeping the stopwatch running

Post by Bluesky » Sun Mar 19, 2017 5:53 pm

J.J.B. wrote:
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:22 pm
Bluesky wrote:
Sun Mar 19, 2017 1:23 pm
oakdale160 wrote:
Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:54 pm
Im obsessional I know. When I am out doing a run/walk, I like to time myself. I start the stopwatch om my iPhone5 but aftera few minutes it closes down . I enter thePword and it opens up, the stopwatch is running OK, but to have to do this when running is difficult. Is there a way to stop it closing down


WARNING leaving the screen open indefinitely will drain the power quite quickly if you have any other apps running. Likewise internet apps which may consume data. You may find the phone getting warm whilst continually operating in this mode. If you do wish to do this suggest closing wi fi, Internet and apps. Restore settings to 1 or 2 minute lock and re open any apps you have closed off when you have finished your jog.
Hope this is of assistance
Presumably, while fairly unlikely, if the phone was misplaced or stolen while in this "screen open" state, it would also not be secure? What with draining the battery significantly too, I'd rather buy a 250 Baht digital watch instead.
Yes your presumption is is correct with respect to security integrity along with other issues including the inability of the Apple app, 'Find my phone' should the device become fully powered down. Whilst it's technically achievable as per the question I agree there are better ways to achieve the outcome.

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Re: The i-things - Apple devices and software thread

Post by oakdale160 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 12:14 pm

Nothing is easy. Ilooked fora cheap watch last night could not find one--where do you buy them

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Re: The i-things - Apple devices and software thread

Post by Geko » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:38 am

Oakdale160 try ordering from Lazada they have many watches with stopwatch facility, not sure about the some of the makes but if you bust your budget you could go for one of the Casio's.

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Re: The i-things - Apple devices and software thread

Post by Bluesky » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:44 am

Geko wrote:
Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:38 am
Oakdale160 try ordering from Lazada they have many watches with stopwatch facility, not sure about the some of the makes but if you bust your budget you could go for one of the Casio's.
The Casio F-91W Is quite a popular watch for its timer. Unfortunately it's the reputed choice of Al. Qaeda.

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