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Galaxy Tab S3 - How do I disable screen switch off when using the keyboard cover?

Apprentice

 Hi all,

 

Had the tablet since launch and therefore qualified for the free keyboard cover which is the reason for this post. 

 

The slightest movment when typing or more commonly when I'm watching content for example movies on flights results I the screen lock being enabled. Really annoying and it's spoiling my enjoyment of the device having to constantly unlock.

 

Can I disable this somehow? Can anyone suggest a solution? 

 

Thanks in advance.

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New Member

Hi there, 

 

Did you figure out how to disable this ? 

 

Thanks, 

 

A

 

Apprentice
Hi A,
 
Apologies for the delay in responding. No I never did and it still annoys me, my one complaint about the tablet.
 
I assume you have the same issue. Have you had any success in resolving?
 
Let me know.
 
Cheers,
 
JG
AntS Moderator
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Hi guys. :robothappy:

 

It's not a perfect solution, and unsure if this is any good for you, but I found this thread and post on the Samsung US Community in my wanderings: https://us.community.samsung.com/t5/Tablets/Tab-S3-Keyboard-case-lock-screen/m-p/317502#M11251


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Apprentice

@Hi @AntS

 


@AntS wrote:

Hi guys. :robothappy:

 

It's not a perfect solution, and unsure if this is any good for you, but I found this thread and post on the Samsung US Community in my wanderings: https://us.community.samsung.com/t5/Tablets/Tab-S3-Keyboard-case-lock-screen/m-p/317502#M11251


It hasn't worked for me, at least not when I need the tablet not to lock, for example, playing games that force a forfeit if you disconnect - which powering down does instantly.

 

Would it be possible to feed a request back to Samsung to get an option to disable this functionality, or perhaps add it as an option to the Game Tools app?

 

I've lost count of the times when I've nearly launched my tablet across the room :(

AntS Moderator
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Hi @sayling.

 

I've forwarded that as suggestion for the software team.  Me or one of the other mods will let you know of any updates on it. 


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Apprentice
@AntS

Thanks
Apprentice
Thanks also from me.
New Member

I'd very much like to know if this can be fixed, too... 

Explorer

I would like this software fix too. I have the tabs4 and it burns me. this would be such a nice thing to fix

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