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    Default "screen on" -no root?

    For my Nexus 7 2013 I am looking for an app to easily wake the screen without having to use the power button. There appear to be several in the Google store, but those I checked, all seem to require root privileges. Does this mean this is impossible on an unrooted device or am I simply missing some app for unrooted devices?
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    Default Re: "screen on" -no root?

    Alarm Clock Plus will turn the screen on if it's not locked (just off). I've never tried it with the screen locked, because mine so seldom is.
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    Default Re: "screen on" -no root?

    I probably worded my question wrong (or completely misunderstand your answer), but what I meant was an app that turns the screen back on after it has been "put to sleep" due to lack of activity. But a further look at the Google App Store reveas there are several more of those that do not seem to require root, so I will have to test them first.
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    I don't think either of us misunderstood the other. The screen blacks out after a short time of no activity. Then after a longer time it goes to sleep. In the interval between blacking out and going to sleep, ACP will bring the screen back. I haven't tested it on a screen that's locked (asleep), so I can't say whether it will or won't wake it from that. But I thought it was worth the time for the download if you wanted to try it.
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    Thanks for the clarification. I haven't gotten around trying it yet, but I will (still very much a noob at all of this!)

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