Automatic sleep mode

What is the problem?

The Play keeps the screen and pads on when not in use. This consumes energy unnecessarily, especially when running on an external power bank. Also, having the same pixels lit up all the time may increase the risk of ghosting artifacts on the display. Turning the device on/off is often not a good alternative because it takes long time to boot, and users don’t want to lose their idea while waiting to boot up.

What do you want to achieve?

Automatic sleep mode when the device is not playing, and not being used for some time. The sleep mode could be indicated by a slowly blinking pad.

Are there any workarounds?

Just turn the Play off and deal with the long boot up.

Any links to related discussions?

Any references to other products?


The notion of sleep mode to save energy is especially interesting now that the battery-run Tracker Mini enters the scene.

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@here Thanks for your wish. It’s now ready for voting :slight_smile:

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It’s one of the features I am waiting for.