How to keep your Android phone’s screen on longer

Share This Post

If you’ve ever wished that the screen on your Android phone or tablet stayed on longer before going to sleep, you’re not alone. Luckily, this can easily be adjusted in the settings with just a few taps. Not only that, you can prevent your Android device from sleeping while it’s charging, too.

The term ‘screen timeout’ refers to the time it takes for your smartphone or tablet to go to sleep (the screen turns off) after you’ve stopped interacting with it. The average screen timeout sits around 30 seconds to one minute, depending on your device. For many users, this is acceptable, but there are times that you might wish that your phone didn’t go to sleep so quickly.

Maybe you’re looking at a recipe on your tablet in the kitchen, your hands are covered in food, and you need to get to the next step. Maybe you’re reading a walkthrough for a video game and just want to glance over to see what to do next without pausing. Here’s how you get your screen to stay on longer.

Depending on your phone, the Display Settings can appear in a tab or window, but will you give the same options.

To get started, go to the Settings > Display. In this menu, you’ll find a Screen timeout or Sleep setting. Tapping this will allow you to change the time it takes your phone to go to sleep.

Certain phones offer more screen timeout options.

Select the timeout option that you’d like, and you’re done. Keep in mind that the display is one of the biggest battery hogs on your phone, and a longer screen timeout setting can, and likely will, lead to faster battery drain.
Make your phone a night owl while charging

Daydream not good enough for you? Android gives you the option prevent your phone or tablet from sleeping while it’s charging. First, you need to unlock Developer options.

If you check the Stay Awake box in Developer options, the screen will never turn off while its charging unless you press the power button.

Once you have enabled the Developer options, check the Stay awake box to keep your phone from sleeping while you have it plugged in. Of course, pressing the power button will still turn the screen off, just in case you want to get some shut eye at night.

All rights reserved. Blake Stimac — Staff Writer, Greenbot [Image credit: Greenbot]

Stay Ahead: Join the EwtNet Insider Email Club!

Stay informed and up-to-date with EwtNet's email subscription. Join our exclusive community and receive curated news, updates, and insights tailored to your interests.

Related Posts

Google Glass Now Available to Everyone: How to Obtain your Own Pair of Google Glasses

In compliance to Google's announcement last week, everyone in the...

Dell’s $129 Dongle Puts Android On Any Screen With HDMI Input

Techcrunch - Dell continues making bets on Android in...

Android Secret Codes – Tricks you don’t Know about your Android Phone

The domination of the global smartphone market by Android...

Huawei Ascend G6 4G smart phone Review and Spec

Earlier this week one of the leading leading global information...

Android Pay Will Get You Back To Your Position As A Developer

Google’s Sundar Pichai essentially used today’s Mobile World Congress...

The Best Guide For Augmented Reality Apps

What is Augmented Reality? Augmented Reality is a relatively new...
- Advertisement -

Discover more from EwtNet

Subscribe now to keep reading and get access to the full archive.

Continue reading