A remedy for display timeout killing Android streaming audio

Within the last week, my podcast streaming on my Android phone has been frustrated by the audio quitting shortly after the screen blanks. Samsung Exhibit II SGH-T679 phone

Apparently my Samsung Insight II SGH-T679 with Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread by default maintains network connections even when the screen is blanked. I gather that Android includes a setting that can change this so that Android disables network connections when the screen turns off. This setting doesn’t appear on my phone, so there’s no obvious way to change it.

The fix: I think that an app called Battery Booster had toggled this setting. I think. Here’s what fixed this problem:

  1. Uninstall Battery Booster
  2. Turn off phone
  3. Remove battery
  4. Remove SIM card
  5. Replace SIM card
  6. Replace battery
  7. Turn on phone
  8. Click on Applications
  9. Go to Settings
  10. Go to Wireless and network
  11. Go to Wi-Fi settings
  12. Turn off Wi-Fi

This worked for me. It may or may not work for you.

In any case, my phone now obediently streams audio, even after its display turns off. All’s well that ends well.

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© Russ Bellew · Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA · phone 954 873-4695

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