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Lock screen timeout very short on Galaxy S22 Ultra

I recently purchased a Galaxy S22 Ultra and when I'm on the lock screen trying to read my notifications, it always times out after 5 seconds and the screen goes black. I have the display timeout for ...
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Keep dial pad open during call. Proximity sensor NOT activated

I often keep my phone on speaker and muted away from my face. The screen goes completely blank after 10 seconds. This makes it very difficult to unmute and unspeaker myself if I need to say something. ...
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Samsung Galaxy timeout changes to "parentheses" (or zero)

When I restart my Samsung Galaxy S9, the screen timeout value changes to "()". Notice that's not a zero; it's two parentheses. That's literally what appears in the settings. However, the ...
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Simbans picassotab 9 shutting down

Okay so I have a Simbans Picassotab 9, and it does this thing where it will shut down. It's not like phones or other devices usually do, where just the screen times out and you can press the power ...
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How to prevent screen time-out from stopping Read Aloud on Microsoft Edge?

I use the Read Aloud feature in the Immersive Reader mode of Microsoft Edge to read aloud news articles. However, after the first 30 seconds or so, the screen will automatically turn off, stopping the ...
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Disable automatic screen turn-off even if I am not near the phone during call

I have a non-rooted Samsung Galaxy S9 running on Android 10. If I am placing my phone on a table during a call (using an external headset), it will turn off the screen after a couple of seconds. How ...
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How to enable an "Always on Display" mode in Nokia 9 for JUST notifications?

In Nokia 9 with Android 10, I set Settings=>Display=>Advance=>Screen timeout to 30 seconds, but I still like be aware when I have notifications waiting to be reviewed. In Settings=>Display=...
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Screen Timeout not Working

My Pixel 2 running stock android 10 seems to not respect the screen timeout setting. I have it set to ten minutes, and sometimes after putting the phone down with the screen on when it is fully ...
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Android fail to read screen timeout

I use Motion Detector & Tasker to turn screen on. It works OK ... like this: when screen is off and Motion Detector discovers a motion it will turn screen on. Tasker sets display timeout to 30 ...
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Prevent app to changing screen timeout

Some apps even disable screen timeout completely (although it's still says 30 seconds on the settings menu) How to stop that ? Not to forbid globally, as there are some apps that I DO control the ...
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How to reduce the minimum screen timeout?

I was trying to programmatically set the screen timeout to 5 seconds, because the minimum value provided by my Android OS is 10 seconds, which is more than enough for me. But I was out of luck! Is ...
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How do I disable screen timeout of Android?

I would like it to be disabled when I use in certain condition, such as during traveling with GPS.
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Allow enabling of screen after timeout

I want to allow waking up of the screen either through using the home button or from a screen swipe or a tap on the screen BUT the screen should only wake up after a delay of say 5 seconds. For ...
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Long screen timeout on lock screen Oreo 8.0.0

After the Oreo 8.0.0 update on MI A1, the screen timeout when the lock screen appears, takes the same value as the sleep timeout. Usually when there was Nougat, the timeout on lock screen would be ...
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Is there a "Reading mode"?

In Andoid 5, when doing nothing, after a few seconds (10 seconds?), the light dims, and after 30 seconds, the screen goes off. (This can be changed in Settings > Display and wallpaper > Screen timeout)...
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Setting screen timeout when browsing

I know that it's a often asked question, however, none of the answers are applicable to me. I read this, this and this answers, but some apps (like Screebl or Keep Screen Lite) are non-existent ...
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Get around Exchange screen lock policy

I am accessing my company's email via Exchange. I'm running Android 6.0. The Exchange Policy sets the screen lock as soon as the screen timed out (immediate). Even though the timeout is set to 10 min, ...
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How to grant the screen will be off?

I have set 2min timeout. The screen goes off after 2min. The charger is not plugged (batt was at 100%, and after I sleep it would normally be at 95%). Something happens that turns the screen on, ...
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How can I keep screen on ONLY while music is playing?

I drive typically 300+miles a day and my phone works both as my GPS and my media player through my work trucks AUX port. I drive to a lot of the same places so after awhile the GPS isn't kept on top ...
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How to dim the screen on an Android phone without locking? [duplicate]

Given a phone with a password, the screen turns off and the phone locks by single pressing the power button, or if the sleep time-out is reached. The user then must enter the password to get access. ...
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Lock screen timeout on Samsung Note 4

I click the home button to activate the phone. If I don't swipe within two seconds, it goes black and I have to hit Home again. This is frustrating when I want to just view the time and weather on ...
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GS3 Screen Turns Off before timeout

I have an unrooted Galaxy S3, with official Samsung Android 4.1.2 ROM. Yesterday the device just started to turn of the screen without locking the phone and before screen timeout, and it just won't ...
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Stop the lock screen! Jelly Bean 4.2.2

How can I stop the lock screen locking itself every two minutes? How can I extend the time it takes to turn off automatically? I'm running Jelly Bean v 4.2.2 on a Samsung Galaxy S 4.
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Screen timeout versus secured lock time

I just updated to Jelly Bean on my GS3 and am mostly impressed. I am having trouble with the screen timeout setting, however. When I go into Display>Screen Timeout and select a time, say 30 seconds,...
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Keep screen alive by using camera

The new Samsung Galaxy S III has an interesting feature which keeps the screen alive (on) if the camera decides the user is reading something by detecting if the user is moving his/her eyes. Does ...
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Tap screen to turn it back on after timeout [closed]

I noticed that on my Samsung Galaxy S II (Android 2.3.5) after the display is turned off (per Settings -> Display -> Screen time-out) you have to press the physical Home or Power buttons to get ...
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How can I return from power-saving mode in Android 2.3?

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S II Epic (with Android version 2.3.6 installed), and whenever my phone reaches 10% battery life it prompts me to turn on power-saving mode (and I do). However, once my ...
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Durable settings of Screen timeout

I often set Settings -> Sound & Display -> Screen timeout to never timeout. When I turn off the device the settings is 1 minute again. Do you know how to make the settings durable? My ...
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Change Screen Timeout to Never

Is it possible that I can change my screen timeout to never? I am using Nexus S. Currently, the maximum value I can set for screen timeout through settings is 30 minutes.
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How to disable Screen timeout for a particular program only

Is it possible to disable Screen timeout only when a particular program is running? If so, how do I do that? My Nexus One has a "Screen timeout" in "Display settings" that lets me choose anywhere ...
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Looking for app that provides different screen timeout and lock timeout [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I set a Screen Lock Timeout? I would like to extend the lock timeout for my phone so that it is about 10 to 20 minutes till a password/pattern/pin is needed. However, ...
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Is it possible to temporarily disable the screen timeout?

Often, during updates/downloads or backup operations I would like to temporarily disable the screen time ( found under the 'menu - settings - Display - Screen timeout' ) without having to navigate to ...
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Screen timeout when reading

I have my screen timeout set to 30 seconds, which is a good interval normally. However, when i am in a browser reading or Adobe Reader or ThinkFree or whichever other reader, I would like the timeout ...
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HTC Desire HD Android 2.2 disable screen shut off when timer is running

I tried to use the timer for a countdown of 3 minutes. 1 minute in, the screen shut off and the phone locked, disabling the countdown. After 4 minutes, I realised what had happened. Is there a way ...
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