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Tourist
Posts: 5

HERO5 Black enters Auto Screen Lock... Hidden Function?

power up HERO5 Black 

photo mode on

without touching screen camera enters lock screen automatically after 6 seconds

tap screen... swipe down... tap unlock... screen unlocks OK

Wait 6 seconds screen goes into lock.

Unlock...quickly go to video mode. Set Video modes

Wait 6 seconds screen goes into autolock

its actuallly a great hidden function. But would like to control it!

This camera is a few weeks old. Its a replacement for a previous faulty one.

Updated firmware today.

Have not performed reset yet. Real pain with that having to change my defaults again.

Adventurer
Posts: 9,720

Re: HERO5 Black enters Auto Screen Lock... Hidden Function?

Adventurer
Posts: 9,720

Re: HERO5 Black enters Auto Screen Lock... Hidden Function?

the  lock/unlock as demo'ed is a lil tricky  you think it is a tap, but may be like a  lil longer teh na tap press. Are you  having difficulties getting it to unluck?

Tourist
Posts: 5

Re: HERO5 Black enters Auto Screen Lock... Hidden Function?


@fishycomics wrote:

the  lock/unlock as demo'ed is a lil tricky  you think it is a tap, but may be like a  lil longer teh na tap press. Are you  having difficulties getting it to unluck?


Thanks for the intrest..I am familar with the swipe/lock/unlock function...however please note: the camera goes into lock mode with me touching it.  The camera is doing it for me without any input from me !!! I can perform the unlock swip/tap...but it just locks again after around six seconds.

The LCD screen is clean and naked, no protector film etc.

If I could control the time out function much the same as screen off and the power down that would be fine.

Adventurer
Posts: 9,720

Re: HERO5 Black enters Auto Screen Lock... Hidden Function?

reload firmware see if it corrects if not the nyou got a unique camera

Tourist
Posts: 5

Re: HERO5 Black enters Auto Screen Lock... Hidden Function?


@fishycomics wrote:

reload firmware see if it corrects if not the nyou got a unique camera


maybe so? which is why i dont want to do a reset. I can put up with the six second auto lock screen. 

 

Adventurer
Posts: 9,720

Re: HERO5 Black enters Auto Screen Lock... Hidden Function?

resetting only takes care of the camera nothing else  firmware   flashing I understand people  a re afraid about doing it to crash  it all together

Sightseer
Posts: 1

Re: HERO5 Black enters Auto Screen Lock... Hidden Function?

Not unique, mine does the same and i cannot seem to get it turned off to ony lock screen when I lock it?