1. c0mpguru's Avatar
    Hey everyone. I just noticed that when you are recording with the 3GS and you lock the screen, it stops recording. I was watching the ad for the phone and noticed that the iPhone was "recording" the other camera moving around it. Did anyone else notice or do you guys think it was taken out?
    09-24-2009 03:12 PM
  2. bschroed37's Avatar
    I have the same question. Is it possible to use the iPhone camera without having the main screen on?

    I know this feature was possible using Cycorder (via Cydia) for those who have jailbroken phones, but Cycorder only works with iPhone 2G & 3G, not the 3GS.
    10-16-2009 03:02 PM
  3. flyingember's Avatar
    What do you think was taken out?

    and, no. Without the screen on and unlocked how would you be able to use the camera?

    And the ad is an ad
    10-16-2009 06:18 PM
  4. bschroed37's Avatar
    You can use Cycorder without having the iPhone screen ON. You simply start recording, then press the lockscreen button on top of the phone and the screen shuts off but the camera still records video. Unfortunately Cycorder does not work on the 3gs.

    On the native 3gs video recorder, the camera stops recording video as soon as you press the lockscreen button and the screen turns off. Not a huge problem but the light from the iPhone screen can be distracting in some settings (plus you to worry about accidentially pressing the STOP button on the screen) so it was nice to have to option of turning the screen off while recording.
    10-20-2009 12:28 PM
  5. matrixlawn's Avatar
    BUMP,
    no one has solution for recording without havin the iPhone 3GS screen ON??
    02-09-2010 08:02 AM
  6. flyingember's Avatar
    BUMP,
    no one has solution for recording without havin the iPhone 3GS screen ON??
    No, it's a requirement to use the camera
    02-09-2010 08:40 AM
  7. John T's Avatar
    Why on earth would anyone want to film without seeing what they were filming?
    02-09-2010 01:18 PM
  8. matrixlawn's Avatar
    No, it's a requirement to use the camera
    Why are you answering? Who says its a requirement? How do you know no one has solution like 2G having video recording even Apple didn't allow it?

    And John T.
    I wanna record a 2h video where I can see my fishes swimming around their pool. If I keep screen ON, it requires lots of battery. My camera stays still the whole 2 hours. If my screen would be off it would save battery.

    In iPhone 2g/3g it was possible to record video with Cycorder iPhone screen OFF. Now Cycorder does not work in 3GS.
    02-11-2010 05:57 AM
  9. flyingember's Avatar
    Why are you answering? Who says its a requirement? How do you know no one has solution like 2G having video recording even Apple didn't allow it?

    And John T.
    I wanna record a 2h video where I can see my fishes swimming around their pool. If I keep screen ON, it requires lots of battery. My camera stays still the whole 2 hours. If my screen would be off it would save battery.

    In iPhone 2g/3g it was possible to record video with Cycorder iPhone screen OFF. Now Cycorder does not work in 3GS.
    turning the screen off also disables it. this isn't app-specific, it's a core phone process. thus you can't change it with stock apps

    also, notice how you mentioned a jailbreak app. the OP said nothing about jailbreaking and did not post in the jailbreak section and neither did you.
    02-11-2010 09:32 AM
  10. matrixlawn's Avatar
    Have you designed video recording? Where's your information from?
    So how know for sure it is hardware restricted to record video with screen off? I doubt it is.
    I know you cannot do it with apple apps. I know you cannot do it currently with jailbreak app cycorder as it does not work atm.

    I was referring to 2G video recording because it was possible to make a video recorder.. yes it needed jailbreaking.

    My question was:
    "no one has solution for recording without havin the iPhone 3GS screen ON??"
    You answer with "no" as calling yourself everyone?

    I didn't mention jailbreak but I just asked for a solution. I'm pretty much sure it could be done.

    Someone make me custom sleep button please.
    02-12-2010 02:39 AM
  11. Earless Puppy's Avatar
    I can't call myself while I am on a phone call either and I can't dial a call while the screen is locked... WTH
    02-12-2010 02:48 AM
  12. matrixlawn's Avatar
    ?! Puppypuppy..

    Damn how hard it is to get help. People just wanna post something they consider funny. And I thought TiPb would be the place to ask questions about iPhone. And not getting stupid answer but I was totally wrong.

    This is almost what I was looking for. Released 16.1.2010:
    Browsing Search Results for iphone sleep mode // BlogCatalog
    02-12-2010 03:41 AM
  13. matrixlawn's Avatar
    Remember.. there is no stupid questions. Only stupid answers.
    02-12-2010 03:44 AM
  14. matrixlawn's Avatar
    turning the screen off also disables it. this isn't app-specific, it's a core phone process. thus you can't change it with stock apps
    Are you sure? Sure that you aren't just thinking how it is?
    Last edited by matrixlawn; 02-12-2010 at 07:00 AM.
    02-12-2010 06:22 AM
  15. c0mpguru's Avatar
    Matrixlawn, thanks for that link. I forgot that I posted this question last year :O
    04-25-2010 04:44 PM
  16. Jellotime91's Avatar
    I can't call myself while I am on a phone call either and I can't dial a call while the screen is locked... WTH
    LMFAOOO..
    You know, I also can't listen to music through the speakers when the headphones are plugged in! And I can't call anyone when I don't have a SIM card in the phone! I can't even look at pictures with the screen off!

    What the hell!

    </sarcasm>
    04-25-2010 05:11 PM
  17. phoenix49's Avatar
    easy. on jailbroken iphones or ipods:
    search in cydia: STEALTH CAM


    Have you designed video recording? Where's your information from?
    So how know for sure it is hardware restricted to record video with screen off? I doubt it is.
    I know you cannot do it with apple apps. I know you cannot do it currently with jailbreak app cycorder as it does not work atm.

    I was referring to 2G video recording because it was possible to make a video recorder.. yes it needed jailbreaking.

    My question was:
    "no one has solution for recording without havin the iPhone 3GS screen ON??"
    You answer with "no" as calling yourself everyone?

    I didn't mention jailbreak but I just asked for a solution. I'm pretty much sure it could be done.

    Someone make me custom sleep button please.
    02-02-2011 10:33 PM
  18. chriswalker12's Avatar
    Thanks Pheonix49, awesome app, works great. Ive been looking for something like that for a long *** time.
    06-25-2011 06:51 PM
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