I have 2 devices: one with Android 4.2.1 (Emotion UI 1.6), one with Android 5.1.

Android 4 device has an option in "developers" settings to always keep screen turned on while charging. Android 5 device seems not have "developers" settings at all, and I couldn't find such an option to keep screen turned on while charging anywhere.

Could I somehow tell my Android 5.1 device not to turn off the screen after timeout, when charger is plugged?

  • This question is an antonym to question android.stackexchange.com/questions/8280/…
    – AntonioK
    Nov 22, 2016 at 7:20
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    Antonio, have you already enabled developer settings on the Android-5 device? They started to hide them around 4.2/4.3.
    – Izzy
    Nov 22, 2016 at 8:16
  • @Izzy yahoo! it helps! would you please write compete "answer" to this question, so I could accept it?
    – AntonioK
    Nov 22, 2016 at 8:21
  • Sure, done :) Enjoy!
    – Izzy
    Nov 22, 2016 at 8:32

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This option is still there in developer settings. Those settings have just been hidden since around Android 4.2/4.3. Our developer-options tag-wiki shows you how to enable them:

  1. Go to Settings → About
  2. tap the Build number entry 7 times (hammering the item)
  3. Go back to the Settings main page, Developer Settings should now be visible

In there you'll now find the option to "keep display on".

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