my screen goes black or dim (iOS)

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Re: my screen goes black or dim (iOS)

Postby kentsmith9 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:51 am

I have not seen this problem on my phone in months now. iOS 6.x on iPhone 4. Running Beta App if I recall though.
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my screen goes black or dim (iOS)

Postby kitkat0203 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:47 pm

all of a sudden when I use waze, which by the way is daily, I get this spotlight on the screen on where I am. it hihglights my car.. and then the whole screen raudlaly just goes black .. and then it doesnt allow me to see ahead of where any traffic buildout may be.. it just gets sticks to where I am..... what is going on? I dont need spotlight on where I am... i need to see what is coming up and the screen going black.. ugh! help! :?
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Re: my screen goes black

Postby kitkat0203 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:12 pm

On my iphone
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Re: my screen goes black or dim (iOS)

Postby kjstech » Wed Sep 17, 2014 12:44 pm

I've experienced this from time to time, but most recently today. After a few minutes of driving, my screen goes very dim. It does not turn completely off (sleep), it's just dim. I have to tap the screen and it goes back up to full brightness again for a few minutes.

I've tried other things but to no avail:
-Unchecking and rechecking prevent auto lock in Waze settings.
-Swiping up and adjusting IOS screen brightness to the minimum value, then back to the maximum value.
-Going to the home screen, then going back into Waze.
-Unplugging the USB end out of my USB to cigarette lighter adapter and verifying phone went to not charging. Then plugging USB back in and verifying phone went back to charging.

Note, I swapped to Pandora radio and that was 100% brightness for as long as I had it up, so the problem is Waze, not the iPhone.

I am on IOS 7.1.1. I heard IOS 8 is coming out this afternoon so maybe I will try to load that on once it is available. New iPhone 6 plus is on preorder so maybe when that arrives it will be fixed since it is a completely different screen (size and resolution).
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Re: my screen goes black or dim (iOS)

Postby krikketdoug » Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:36 am

I've run into the grey screen using Waze on occasion, but only when stopped.

I've also noticed the same behavior with other applications if I stop using the phone for a couple of minutes. I'm guessing that this behavior is part of the iOS, not of Waze. In theory, since Waze doesn't auto-shut off, it shouldn't be effected, but my guess is that they are.

And now that we have a new iOS version as of this morning, it may be a non-issue...

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Re: my screen goes black or dim (iOS)

Postby krikketdoug » Thu Oct 02, 2014 1:33 pm

It started happening to me as well, after the upgrade to IOS8. Still happening with IOS8.0.2
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Re: my screen goes black or dim (iOS)

Postby largobob1 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:37 am

I recently had this happen too. Iphone 5. I just ended Waze, restarted it and it worked fine. It only ever happened once.
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Re: my screen goes black or dim (iOS)

Postby Lyn4s » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:41 am

Never seen this happen.

Although I've never had a 'popup' other than "Friends Driving" but it doesn't impact the performance of the app.

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Re: my screen goes black or dim (iOS)

Postby MD1RN » Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:24 am

had the same problem before, tempo solved it by switching "never" to the auto-lock feature on the iPhone 5S, after I downloaded the newest update iOS 8.0.2, my problems on dimming after a minute was solved. maybe guys you just need to reboot it after the update..
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Re: my screen goes black or dim (iOS)

Postby MP3GOD » Mon Dec 30, 2013 3:09 pm

I have the same problem on my 4S...

As a temporary fix, I kill off the app [iOS 7+...double click the home key; swipe waze up] and relaunch.

I repeat as often as is needed
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