Enable or Disable Daydream Mode for HTC One M8

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Hello and welcome to VisiHow. This is a tutorial on how to turn on or off the daydream function on an HTC One M8.

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Steps

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    To begin, turn the phone on by pressing the power button located on top of the phone.
    Once the phone is activated we will see the lock screen.
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    To unlock the phone, press down on the screen and swipe up.
    Once the phone has been unlocked we will see the home screen and at the bottom we will see 5 icons.
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    We need to find the settings menu and to do that, we can swipe the notification panel down.
    To do that, press and hold at the top of the phone, then swipe down. The notification panel will appear.
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    We are looking for the gear icon in the top right-hand corner of the screen.
    This is our settings icon. Press down on it to open up the settings menu. It will say "Settings" in the top left-hand corner of the screen.
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    We need to scroll down until we get to the "PHONE" section, then tap on "Display & gestures".
    There is a phone icon next to it. Press down on this option to open the display and gestures options.
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    Tap on "Daydream" at the bottom of the "DISPLAY section.
    This brings up the daydream options. We want to demonstrate how to turn this option on or off. If the daydream function is on, when our phone times out, it will daydream. This means it can show photos, colors or news & weather. It does take up some battery life even though it is nice to look at.
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    At the top, in the black bar, there is a switch that will say "ON" or "OFF".
    It is currently green and says it's "ON". Tap on that switch to turn the option off.
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    Now it says "OFF" and it's just a gray area instead of green.
    The phone says, "To control what happens when the phone is docked and/or sleeping, turn daydream on. If we do want to turn this option back on, we can tap on the same switch.
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    It is now turned on, indicated by the green section and the white "ON".
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    To look at what the daydream function is, tap "START NOW" at the bottom in the gray bar.
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    This is currently the daydream function.
    It daydreams as if it's staring into a rainbow. As we can see, it is using more battery life rather than letting the phone sleep. Tap on the screen to go back to the options.
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    This concludes the tutorial on how to turn on or off the daydream function on an HTC One M8.
    If you have any questions or comments about this video, or about the process you have seen in this video, please leave them in the comment section below and we will answer them for you. Thank you for watching VisiHow.
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Questions and Answers

HTC One M8 automatically goes to speaker mode?

HTC One M8 automatically goes to speaker mode. I think it was caused by: Don't know

As far as we understand, your phone uses the loudspeaker when you are calling someone or someone calls you. It is a problem that may have many fixes.

Update your phone.

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    Press the home button.
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    Tap on "Apps".
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    Tap on "Settings".
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  4. 4
    Tap on "About"
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    Tap on "Software updates".
    If there are any upgrades, then install them.
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Soft-reset the phone.

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    Turn off the phone.
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    Remove the battery.
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    Press and hold the power button to discharge the phone for 10 minutes.
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    Reinsert the battery.
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    Turn the phone on.
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Disable the docking mode.

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    Press the home button.
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    Tap on "Apps"
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    If you see "Dock Mode", tap on it.
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  4. 4
    Press the menu key and select "Settings".
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  5. 5
    Uncheck "Autolaunch".
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Calibrate the G-sensor.

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    Press the home button.
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    Tap on "Apps"
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    Tap on "Settings".
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  4. 4
    Tap on "Display & gestures".
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    Tap on "G-Sensor calibration".
    Calibrate the sensor.
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    Press the home button.
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    Tap on "Apps"
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    Tap on "Settings".
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Remove flip for speaker.

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    Press the home button.
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    Tap on "Apps"
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    Tap on "Settings".
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    Tap on "Sound".
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    Uncheck "Flip for speaker".
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Remove any third-party volume controlling applications that you have installed recently. Install SoundAbout, which will allow you to force output into the earpiece. Your phone also may have a car mode installed by your carrier. Disable it by using our tutorial for Samsung phones (it works for HTC too): how to turn on and turn off the driving mode.

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Clean your USB port just in case. Use compressed air to clean the USB port of your phone.

Clear partition cache.

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    Turn off your phone.
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    Press and hold the volume-down and power buttons until an Android picture appears.
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  3. 3
    Using the volume-down button, select "wipe cache partition".
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    Select "reboot system now".
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Now, if nothing works, hard-reset your HTC One M8. Go into "Apps", "Settings", "Backup and Reset", and "Reset Phone". Confirm the reset.

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