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Registered: ‎01-12-2010
My Device: Smartphone 8520
My Carrier: Virgin
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standby vs keypad lock?

Can anyone explain what the difference is between keypad lock and standby on the curve 8520?  I've trawled the website and they both seem to do the same.  Which is better to use?  Or am I missing the blindingly obvious here.  Any explanation gratefully received.


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Re: standby vs keypad lock?

Standby mode puts it in a low-power mode which helps to conserve battery power.

Keyboard lock just locks the keys.

If you are putting it in the holster, it doesn't matter because the magnet automatically puts it in standby mode. But if you are slipping it "un-holstered" in your pocket, standby mode will not only prevent key presses, but should conserve battery power.

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Registered: ‎01-12-2010
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Re: standby vs keypad lock?

solution!  Thanks

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Registered: ‎06-08-2013
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Re: standby vs keypad lock?

I'm using bb 8520. My mute button has suddenly stopped working n every now n then my keypad is getting locked n its asking to press d mute key wich aint working in my case. Everytime I have to switch it off n den switch it on. Tried many things but cudnt find a way. Can someone please help me here.