If I buy any no-name Android tablet from ebay etc, is there a chance it will not allow me to force it to stay on all the time? In other words, is "never auto sleep" a universal feature of any android device?

If not, how can I tell?

  • Why do you want your tablet to be always on?
    – Flow
    Sep 6, 2012 at 18:04
  • You probably mean the Screen? Because the Operating System never really shuts down on itself. It just stays in Stand-By.
    – minicookie
    Sep 7, 2012 at 11:49
  • @silent_cookie I think, if does shuts itself down, if you battery charge goes below 2%! :] Which is most likely in case OP is trying to make the screen on all the time, as we all know, that screens consumes enormous (the most) portions of battery charge...
    – trejder
    Oct 18, 2013 at 8:13

1 Answer 1


Check out the free StayAwake app

Simple app to toggle a stay awake mode.

enables stay awake,

  • always
  • if plugged in to AC/USB

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