06-12-2011 02:08 PM
I have set my NC screen timeout to 2 minutes, the lowest setting available. I have done so thinking it is likely to save my battery life, especially since I frequently get interrupted for more than 2 minutes. Even with the increased battery drain that reactivating it might take, I think I am getting better battery life with the shortest time setting. I don't have any data to support this however.
What is your setting and why?
06-12-2011 02:17 PM
5 minutes so it will not time out while I am reading and get only slightly destracted. I am really disciplined at quick pressing the power button every time I put my NC down though.
06-12-2011 02:19 PM
My screen timeout is set for 15 minutes. I often read during a waiting period between other activities. I'm usually back in a few minutes. If I get involved in another activity, NC goes to sleep. When I am ready to continue reading/playing, NC opens in the same place I stopped.
06-12-2011 02:38 PM
2 minutes. Saves on battery life (or so I believe).
Also, if I am reading at night and the screen keeps going to sleep, that's how I know it is time to call it a night and go to sleep myself.
06-12-2011 07:10 PM
15 minutes becuase I use it at work to log my service calls. The average call is 10 minutes and they can be spaced anywhere from 0 to 45 minutes apart. Having to swipe the 'n' button slows me down and becomes a signficant time loss when I have mutliple calls queued.
06-12-2011 07:28 PM
2....to save power....if I think i'm going to step away briefly, i tap the screen which brings up the screen features, and delays the timing out....otherwise, i just deal with swiping it on....if i'm in a situation where i know I'm going to interrupted frequently, then i set it to 5 or 15 accordingly...but mostly leave it at 2...
06-12-2011 09:27 PM
15, but that's because I use the NC to display FAA instrument approach charts, and I don't want the screen to go blank in the middle of an instrument approach. Otherwise, it would be five. Two is too brief when doing normal reading; I often get distracted for a couple minutes.
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01-05-2012 02:28 AM
Mine is 15 minutes, because sometimes I set it down to get up to do something (for my daughter or the house), and it's easier to come back where I left it. For those times I read in the evenings without distractions it's not worth changing the screen timeout setting.
Also, I'm wondering if it even does save battery life, since it's not as if a back light is taking up the battery. I actually stumbled upon this thread looking to see if anyone knew if it did happen to make a difference.
I do hit the power button when I finish reading for a time though.
01-05-2012 09:17 AM
Mine is set at 2. I did it to reserve battery life because I leave my NookColor on alot. Im up and down with it through out the day and I hate having to turn it off and restart. I also stay connected to Wifi. I know that drains the battery quick so thats why I have time out set at 2 but Im not sure it really makes a difference towards the battery life