Power-Saving Mode

By default, Polycom Trio are set to enter power-saving mode and turn off the screen after being idle for a certain period of time to conserve energy.

You can determine the period of time that the phone is idle before the screen turns off, and you can set different idle timeouts for office hours and off hours, such as evenings and weekends. When power-saving mode is activated, the phone exits power-saving mode if an event occurs—for example, if there is an incoming call or message. If a screen saver is enabled, power-saving mode still occurs.

You can update the following power-saving settings:
  • Office Hours—When you start work and how long you're in the office each day.
  • Timeouts—The period of time the phone should be idle before the screen turns off.
Note: By default, the Polycom Trio 8500 and 8800 systems enter power-saving mode after a period of idle time to conserve energy. However, Polycom Trio systems do not enter power-saving mode while idle in the Bluetooth or Wi-Fi (Polycom Trio 8800 only) menus. To ensure the system enters power-saving mode, exit the Bluetooth or Wi-Fi menu using the Home or Back key.

Change Your Office Hours for Power-Saving Mode

When you update your office hours, you specify when you start and how long you work each day. After your work hours, the phone is idle and goes into power-saving mode.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Settings > Basic.
    On VVX 1500 phones, navigate to Menu > Settings > Basic.
  2. Select Power Saving > Office Hours and select Start Hour.
  3. Select a day of the week, and using the 24-hour clock, enter a start time from 0 to 23.
  4. Select Save.
  5. From the Office Hours screen, select Duration.
  6. Select a day of the week and enter a duration of 0 to 12 hours per day.
  7. Select Save.

Change Idle Timeouts for Power-Saving Mode

You can update the period of time the phone is idle before the screen turns off.

You can specify different timeouts for office hours (Office Hours Idle Timeout) and non-office hours (Off Hours Idle Timeout). By default, the Office Hours Idle Timeout is much longer than the Off Hours Idle Timeout.

You can also specify a separate timeout period that applies after you press a key or tap the screen. This is called the User Input Idle Timeout. You can choose to set a higher User Input Idle Timeout than the Office Hours and Off Hours Idle Timeouts so that when you're actively using the phone, power-saving mode doesn't initiate as often.

Tip: If you press a key or tap the screen, the idle timeout period that applies (User Input Idle Timeout or Office Hours/Off Hours Idle Timeout) is the timeout with the highest value.

Procedure

  1. Navigate to Settings > Basic.
    On VVX 1500 phones, navigate to Menu > Settings > Basic.
  2. Select Power Saving > Timeouts.
  3. Select Office Hours Idle Timeout and enter the number of minutes (1 to 600 minutes) the phone should wait during office hours before starting power-saving mode.
  4. Select Off Hours Idle Timeout and enter the number of minutes (1 to 10 minutes) the phone should wait during off-hours before starting power-saving mode.
  5. Select User Input Idle Timeout and enter the number of minutes (1 to 10 minutes) the phone should wait after a key press or screen select before starting power-saving mode.
  6. Select Save.