Could you tell me if it is correct and natural to say put your phone on standby mode? For example:

Don't turn off you phone. Just put it on standby mode.

  • I would normally say in standby mode.
    – Peter
    Commented Oct 11, 2021 at 6:30
  • Thanks for the comment! So you would say "Put your phone in standby mode,"right? Commented Oct 11, 2021 at 17:37
  • Yes. Or perhaps on standby (without the mode), and that also refers to a person who has to be ready to go to work at short notice.
    – Peter
    Commented Oct 12, 2021 at 3:53

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Yes, but as noted by https://stackoverflow.com/questions/35267365/standby-and-sleep-modes-in-a-mobile-phone

Power-managment on mobile phones is quite sophisticated nowadays. Just "standby mode" and "sleep mode" are not enough to describe what is happening.

So if you are talking to a regular user then "standby" is fine. If you are talking to an engineer then there is a lot more detail.

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