I suggest you ...

Phone goes to sleep with long timed exposures

When using the timer for very long exposures, the phone can go to sleep if I don't occasionally touch the screen to keep it awake. If possible it would be useful to block the sleep function when using the timer.

2 votes
Vote
Sign in
Check!
(thinking…)
Reset
or sign in with
  • facebook
  • google
    Password icon
    I agree to the terms of service
    Signed in as (Sign out)
    You have left! (?) (thinking…)
    Johnny BrianJohnny Brian shared this idea  ·   ·  Admin →

    1 comment

    Sign in
    Check!
    (thinking…)
    Reset
    or sign in with
    • facebook
    • google
      Password icon
      I agree to the terms of service
      Signed in as (Sign out)
      Submitting...
      • David JadeAdminDavid Jade (ExpoDev creator, TinyOctopus, LLC) commented  · 

        Currently, this is by design. Apple provides no sanctioned way to keep the screen "alive" for apps like ExpoDev. It can be done by using tricks but these come at the expense of battery life and whether Apple's app review team allows them.

        ExpoDev tries to be smart about this though - if the device goes to sleep or if you switch to another app while a long exposure timer is running, you will get a pop-up alert notification 30 seconds before the exposure ends that will allow you to jump back to ExpoDev. You have to allow ExpoDev to show notification alerts in your device settings (which is the default unless you change it). This works as long as the exposure is longer than 30 seconds, which should cover most device sleep timeouts.

      Feedback and Knowledge Base