How to disable your BlackBerry backlight in Media Player (ASK JOE)

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“Now that I can import iTunes playlists and album graphics to my Bold, how do I stop the backlight from turning off during playback when the unit is plugged in to power? Best I can find is 2:00 minutes. Help!”

You do have the ability to disable this option. If you go into Media Player options (Media icon> Menu > Options) and set the “Turn Off Auto Backlighting” option to No, your backlight will stay on while the Media Player is operating. Unfortunately you will have to disable this option if you are just running on battery because it will drain your battery very quickly.

Thanks for the question MDMcKelvie.

(If you have a BlackBerry question, leave it for me in the comments and I’ll be sure to answer it.)

  • Huw

    Is there any solution to the media player stopping because of the security timeout locking the keys?

    I’m sure at one point my BB only stopped playback when trying to unlock its keys, but now it stops when it locks even putting it into its pouch and i can’t decide if I’ve made it more paranoid in its security settings or if it was an os update that killed this.

    Thanks

  • Huw

    Is there any solution to the media player stopping because of the security timeout locking the keys?

    I’m sure at one point my BB only stopped playback when trying to unlock its keys, but now it stops when it locks even putting it into its pouch and i can’t decide if I’ve made it more paranoid in its security settings or if it was an os update that killed this.

    Thanks

  • Rob

    There should be a setting device wide to disable auto backlighting when plugged in not just in the media player.

  • Rob

    There should be a setting device wide to disable auto backlighting when plugged in not just in the media player.

  • Jordan

    Unrelated question:

    I just bought a Storm 9530. How can I create my own themes?

    Thanks.

  • Jordan

    Unrelated question:

    I just bought a Storm 9530. How can I create my own themes?

    Thanks.

  • Jordan

    Unrelated question:

    I just bought a Storm 9530. How can I create my own themes?

    Thanks.

  • Harry
  • Harry
  • Tim

    Had the same issue. I got the 'screenlight' app from the blacberry store. Works a treat I can toggle the backlight on/off for as long as I like.

    http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content

  • Tim

    Had the same issue. I got the 'screenlight' app from the blacberry store. Works a treat I can toggle the backlight on/off for as long as I like.

    http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content