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If you play the game on Android you can use this app to keep it running on background with the screen turned off(screen is off while you keep the phone in your pocket or in a position that covers the proximity sensor).
There's a app called Proximity Service (free, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ss.proximityservice) which uses the proximity sensor on the front to turn off the screen without locking the phone. It should do the same thing as Battery GO, but free.
I'll just leave this right here.
This turns your screen off when the proximity sensor is triggered, meaning your screen is off, while keeping your screen "active" as far as apps are concerned. It works much better than most of these other apps that are recommended here and it's FREE.
Best and simple way to prevent burning out is Proximity Service app https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ss.proximityservice
I've been using amoled phones since Samsung introduced that panels in their flagships and burning out is natural behavior which you wont notice 99% of time using your phone, so imo no a big deal comparing to how cool these screens are
Proximity Service - let's you keep any app running but will shut off the screen if anything covers up the proximity sensor i.e. while in your pocket.
Used to use this to keep Ingress or Pokemon Go running with the screen off (for battery savings) - works great for listening to YouTube or other videos - being able to keep any app running in your pocket with the screen off and have it instantly come back on when you take it out.
I also use a shadow clone build and use Proximity Service and just put my phone face down or in my pocket. Then I just check on it every 3 minutes. You can use an exercise circuit app to do a 3 minute on 30 seconds off cycle and get it to work pretty decent.
Yes, search for it in the app store (on Android, I don´t know if there is something similar for iOS).
Sorry, have been too lazy to post a link first.
Proximity Service has been a wonderful app. I use it to have the screen off while using apps like YouTube, Plug.dj and Pokemon Go.
If you are on Android you might want to trythis app. If you use battery saver when you put your phone in your pocket, i can only recommend using this app as well.
Proximity service is nice , can have game running with screen off in pocket. Turns screen off when phones light sensor is blocked. Proximity service link
proximity service for android, turn your screen off using proximity sensor, you can cover the sensor with a non transparent object or just put your phone with the screen facing down
I use Proximity Service alongside with Tasker to save battery life when playing Pokémon GO.
My screen brightness goes to 0% and launches Proximity Service in the background if my phone is upside down. It then kills Proximity Service if it's in any other orientation.
It works pretty well.
I've been using the Proximity Service app for Android which enables your phone's proximity sensor to turn off your screen at all times rather than just when you're on a call. It's great for walking around with phone-in-pocket between catches etc. Less useful if you're playing in such a dense area that you barely put your phone away, but even then you can stick a finger or thumb over the sensor whilst animations are playing, or waiting in a raid lobby.
I've seen a few people here say they use it too.
My phone disables battery charging, WiFi, 4G, 3G, bluetooth one after another if its temperature exceeds certain limits. For Dortmund, I've brought a bottle of cold water to cool it down. After that ran out, I just dropped it in the various fountains in the city and in the park.
I also made sure to turn on the battery saver option every single time I had to log back in after a crash, kept it out of the sun as much as possible and turned off the screen using https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ss.proximityservice
Yes, unless you get a Pokemon Go+, or if you're on Android you can use an app like Proximity Service to keep it running while you have it in your pocket and the screen is turned off: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ss.proximityservice&hl=en
"quiet area of my map"
:D there is no such thing. But I agree with zooming out. I even use Proximity Service ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ss.proximityservice&hl=cs ) to turn off the display.
It's this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ss.proximityservice&hl=en
My phone still gets hot in my pocket despite the screen being off, so I think it's not a perfect solution.
First is there any chance you can root? If so there's Xposed modules to allow background play that works great.
Second maybe try this https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ss.proximityservice
Enable this and it will shut off your screen while it's in your pocket but standard YouTube will keep playing.
If you're still looking, give this a try: Proximity Service
This is just a background service that I wrote since I wasn't happy with any of the existing apps that try to do this functionality (most of them do too much, I'd rather just have an app that does one specific thing with no UI and no settings if those things are not needed).
Pixel doesn't have the pocket mode my One Plus5t did, shocking ain't it?
I just installed a proximity service, boom no more issus.
Doesn't affect my battery at all, if you're wondering.
Proximity Service uses your device proximity sensor to turn off the screen when the sensor is covered, as it would when you make a phone call and hold the device to your head.
Simply install this and turn your phone upside down and the screen will go off but the app will continue.
Proximity Service does this for you. It uses the phone proximity sensor to turn the screen off in the same way it's off when you make a call and hold the phone to your head. Start your movie and turn your phone face down. Job done.
Its not a behavior specific to android 12 but on android in general. App will be closed after some amount of time screen is turned off amd phone goes to sleep, even foreground app. I usually use this third party app, Proximity Service to bypass the behavior. Basically it'll turn the screen off but the device won't go to sleep so app will keep working without being auto closed. It helps preventing burn ins too on amoled screen.
Your phone OS may have something, beware lots of ad infected ones out there. The one I use is opensourse adfree "Proximity Service" https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ss.proximityservice
NB have to turn off when hint of rain my current phone Poco f1 very sensitive to moisture on sensor/screen, can't do anything if they get wet.
There’s a proximity sensor app on the Play Store, if you want to test yours out. It turns the screen off when it detects the proximity sensor. It’s handy for Pokémon Go and the like.
Personally I’m fine with phones have foreheads with a shit ton of cameras and sensors.
Ah, yes. I can see that. I've never run into this issue but can imagine it is annoying.
You would be interested in this app, it turns your screen off when proximity sensor is covered, but screen mirroring or anything else like a game keeps going:
I use an app called Proximity Service on my android phone. It shuts the screen off when the prox sensor is covered but the game still runs in the background.
It's super handy for any game that requires the screen to be left on!
Found one app that turns off the screen for Android.
Ankidroid updated while the screen was off and I was able to hear my cards.
The display wasnt responding to touch but it should work with some Bluetooth paired controller.
Hope it helps
using it to turn screen off in auto/idle game. not sure if it helps to save the battery, i just need it for avoiding screen burn ins.
Hey guys update! I found this app called proximity service on Google Play which uses the camera to detect if your phone is in your pocket etc. So if I put down my phone the camera facing the table or smth the screen turns off and the game does not pause!! Tested on Azure Lane.
I'd say screen more so than battery, but there are proximity sensor apps to overcome this for android (I know nothing about iOS).
However, the mobile app has no wakelock settings, so it needs to be set up in device settings. Which means constantly changing your settings day/night or using something like IFTTT to automate it.
Proximity Service turns off the screen when the proximity sensor is covered. I use it to turn off the screen when playing music with YouTube. The screen toggles off when the sensor is covered and back on when it is not covered, so you can play a video and turn your phone over or put it in your pocket to turn off the screen.
I use a proximity sensor service on my older S7 (it doesn't work on my S10 but I'm sure there's something similar).
It turns off the screen (and totally off, not just dimmed or low fps, so it disables touch input which helps the battery as well) whenever the proximity sensor is active.
And the sensor is always on anyways so it's not using any extra battery there. So cover the phone's sensor with something or flip it over and off the screen goes.
It's on the list but bugfixes and balance changes are the priority right now, so it'll be a while.
I love the below service but it only works on my older phone. I'm sure there's something like it you could use for a newer phone.
Basically it turns off the screen when covered or flipped over, but the apps continue to run. B.c. it turns off touch input and screen buttons it saves a lot more power than just turning off the backlight.
I use a proximity sensor service on my older S7 (it doesn't work on my S10 but I'm sure there's something similar). It turns off the screen (and totally off, not just dimmed or low fps, so it disables touch input which helps the battery as well) whenever the proximity sensor is active. And the sensor is always on anyways so it's not using any extra battery there. So cover the phone's sensor with something or flip it over and off the screen goes.
Proximity service does this by turning the screen black, my phone then auto turns off the screen (LCD) if your phone is AMOLED black pixels turn off the screen. You can even leave games playing or YouTube videos playing with the screen black. Your phone will lock the device with the normal screen timeout.
Note: if on Android, one person suggested using Proximity Service app, which works well for me:
"...uses your device's proximity sensor to control the screen on/off state. Simply covering the sensor will turn the screen off whilst keeping the device awake - perfect for games that need to be running in the foreground but don't need your continuous attention. Flip your phone on a table, place it in your pocket, or use any other means to cover the proximity sensor. As soon as the sensor is uncovered, the screen will come back on."
There are so many ways to do this, but Vanced is my favorite.
NewPipe also works well for listening to YT audio.
There's also Proximity Service - turn this on and your screen will go off as soon as something comes near the proximity sensor i.e. your pocket.
For Android devices I suggest getting the Proximity Service app. While active, it makes your screen go black whenever you cover your proximity / light sensor - so leaving your phone on your pocket, facing down or under a sheet of paper does the trick and saves battery.
I use an app called Proximity Service for a similar idea. It just shuts off the screen when something is near the proximity sensor, just like when you hold the phone up to your face during a call.
If I'm playing at my desk at work, I just turn this on and cover the proximity sensor with something after starting a run, and then I check back when I hear it vibrate.
No sure if this would help but I use this app all the time https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ss.proximityservice&hl=en to turn off the screen while my phone is in my pocket.
It blanks the screen when the proximity sensor senses something close. You can stick something over the sensor to make the phone seem off.
screen still on while idle? i use https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ss.proximityservice&hl=en_GB this,
a proximity service that screen off but still running on background. it does the same technique as u pick up a call n put it to your ear. screen off = save battery by bit
Proximity service might work for you.
Since the way it works and keeps a wakelock it might still allow screen off but casting to continue. Worth a shot. Would be interested if it works out myself.
I didn't play custom maps yet since I have like 5-8 levels lacking 1000+ waves.
But I didn't notice any lagging on my phone. I zoom out the map and there is no rendering of missiles and enemy health bars.
Another trick I do is using proximity service ( https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ss.proximityservice&hl=cs ) to "turn off the display, but keep the game playing". This reduces the heat for me a lot. It is not terrible, but when the display is set on high light and I play for an hour, it's noticeable.
Direct link: Proximity Service
The screen won't lock when the screen is turned off due to the proximity sensor being covered. App developer's explanation taken from the page linked above: "However, the device will not fall asleep as long as the screen has been turned off by the proximity sensor as this effectively counts as continuous user activity."
You mean like proximity service?
That app keeps a wakelock (prevents phone going into deep sleep) but switches off the screen when the proximity sensor at the top is covered, like phone in your pocket for example.
Its similar idea to when your on a phone call and put the phone to your ear and screen switches off. Same idea minus the phone call bit.
Edit: link added
Mine became very ill-mannered after my phone got updated to Nougat. I've found that it works significantly better if I leave the screen unlocked on my phone with Pokemon Go active on the screen. I was able to go back to walking my collection loop around a cluster of PokeStops without having to slow down and/or come to a complete stop for every single one.
This of course defeats the power saving benefit of the Go+; but by using a power bank, along with Proximity Service to turn the backlight off while the phone is in my pocket, I can mitigate some of the loss.
I'm using a pogo+, but without this, you may want this:
it just turn off your display, if anything is in front of your proximity sensor (i.e. when your phone is in your pocket)
Even more useful is Proximity Service. It uses your proximity detector to black out the screen like when you're on a phone call, but you don't have to worry about unlocking it, it just prevents all touching and turns the screen off in your pocket, and then turns it back on when you pull it out.
Found it for Android.
It looks like it will turn off the screen, but let the game keep playing in the foreground to save your battery life.
Also, if you’re on Android, this is a very useful app that allows you to keep your phone in your pocket most of the time: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ss.proximityservice
It keeps the game alive while the screen is turned off, and it will still notify you if a Pokémon is nearby. I just keep my phone in my pocket while I go for walks. :-)
You need Proximity Sensor [free, https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ss.proximityservice]. It disables the screen (display and touch) while the proximity sensor is blocked, like in your pocket.
If you have android you can use: Proximity Service, when the sensor of proximity is working, the screen is disabled but the game is still running.
If you’re on Android, try this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ss.proximityservice
It has definitely fixed it for me. I have PoGO running all day now. :-)
I use Proximity Service to keep the screen off when it's face down. It's working perfectly with this.
Or "proximity service" which blanks the screen when its near something. (like in your pocket, or upside down.)
Try this app, its best and simple https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ss.proximityservice&hl=pl
This is what I use and it works great. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ss.proximityservice
It's "proximity service".
try this app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ss.proximityservice might lower heat slightly
Uses the front proximity sensor to turn off the screen and input, so the app still runs. Is this what you need?
It's called proximity service.
I used https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ss.proximityservice when I macroed on my phone, to turn the display off.
I used this on Android. You can't lock your screen but if you cover your proximity sensor it "turns off" your screen.
I use this to turn my screen off but keep the phone on. I usually can get 7-9 hours with grow stone running on a full charge.
Try this: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ss.proximityservice
Proximity Service is pretty cool. Turns the screen off while it's running rifts and junk. Much kinder on the battery. :D
Use Proximity Service. It's so much better.
If you have a proximity sensor on your phone try: Proximity Service
Disclaimer: I made it, but it's free with no ads.
Proximity Service does exactly what you need.
Is this what you're looking for? Proximity service
If you wanna just turn your phone face down on a table.
I have an Australian SD version
can you check if this app works for you?
Get https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ss.proximityservice and put you phone screen down or close cover flap when just listening to videos. Save battery and screen life.
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> Proximity Service
uses your device's proximity sensor to control the screen on/off state. Simply covering the sensor will turn the screen off whilst keeping the device awake - perfect for games that need to be running ...
is what you are looking for. Put down the device on table with screen facing down.
Try Proximity Service, which turns off your screen if the sensor is blocked. It seems to reduce the battery drain for me :)
I've explained what it does in my other comment.
With this you can turn off your screen and the game keeps playing in the background.
Some of my favorite apps that I use every day are
Proximity service: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ss.proximityservice
Screen filter: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.haxor
They each only do one function but they have worked well for me for years.
Another less obvious option. This one turns off the screen when it's on your pocket. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ss.proximityservice
This has saved my current phone (OnePlus6) from suffering the same fate as my last one. Highly recommend it.
Or use https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ss.proximityservice - screen goes off on your pocket, music keeps playing.
heh sorry. it's proximity service. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ss.proximityservice&hl=en_US
I use this to extend my battery life while playing Pokemon, should work for you as well.
It's on the play store, here.
Ninja: I have 0 affiliation. Its a fantastic tool though.
proximity service works well.
Yes on playstore
I highly recommend using proximity service for this problem, it's what I discovered recently Link
The name of the app. But then after a further look, I think they changed the name! Here's a direct link:
You mean Proximity Service?
Uses the proximity sensor to turn the screen off when it's in your pocket. The game runs as normal. I highly recommend.
I can already do that without the Pokemon Go Plus device.
I simply use the Proximity Service app for that: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ss.proximityservice&hl=en
An alternative is using an app called Proximity Service which turns off the screen when something covers the proximity sensor. YouTube will still run when this turns off the screen.
If you're going to do that and you're on android, you should use an app like this one:
Saves some battery and stops accidental touches from disabling auto mode.
When I was playing pokemon go, I discovered the proximity service app. It turns off hte screen but lets services run in the background. It's super light weight and awesome :)
No YT Red required! (and works with pokemongo too :) )