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    Default S5 Staying lit on lock screen (GRRRR)

    I have had my S5 2 days and love it so far....
    The only bug bear I have (and hope there is an easy fix) is that when I am in the lock screen
    If i press the side lock button or get a notification (sms/email/eBay) or when my charge hits 100% The screen lights up.
    I like this feature the only problem is then the screen does not go back out!! it stays lit until i tap the side lock button again or unlock the phone until it times out again
    I have checked developer options and nothing is ticked to keep screen on etc... I have also tried messing with screen lock times and stuff but being new to the phone I dont have much idea what i'm looking at or for.
    Any ideas guys??
    Thank you in advance of any help/info. (GREAT forum & website BTW... very informative)
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    Default Re: S5 Staying lit on lock screen (GRRRR)

    Under Settings > Display do you happen to have Smart Stay turned on? I highly doubt that's the issue but just throwing it out there.

    Edit: I would download "Wakelock Detector" from the app store and see what's keeping it awake. There's a high chance that an application you installed won't let the device sleep. Could be a weather app or something else.

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    Default Re: S5 Staying lit on lock screen (GRRRR)

    Eclipse dude!!!!!!
    IF ever your down my way make sure I get you a pint or 3!!!!
    Wakelock found an app running (battery monitor if ever there was something more ironic) ha-ha.
    Deleted it and rebooted and its now flashing up to show the text come through then about 5 seconds later dimming again (as it should)
    Cheers matey!!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by Eclipse2K View Post
    Under Settings > Display do you happen to have Smart Stay turned on? I highly doubt that's the issue but just throwing it out there.

    Edit: I would download "Wakelock Detector" from the app store and see what's keeping it awake. There's a high chance that an application you installed won't let the device sleep. Could be a weather app or something else.

    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Verizon)
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    Default Re: S5 Staying lit on lock screen (GRRRR)

    Quote Originally Posted by swanseawelsh View Post
    Eclipse dude!!!!!!
    IF ever your down my way make sure I get you a pint or 3!!!!
    Wakelock found an app running (battery monitor if ever there was something more ironic) ha-ha.
    Deleted it and rebooted and its now flashing up to show the text come through then about 5 seconds later dimming again (as it should)
    Cheers matey!!!!
    Glad it worked! I used to use Battery Monitors just for the battery percentage but I can see that in TouchWiz. There may be settings in that app to prevent the WakeLock but if you don't need it why deal with it.

    Drink 3 for me.

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    Default Re: S5 Staying lit on lock screen (GRRRR)

    Yea well because its a new phone I thought id monitor battery use for a few days to see if there's anything running I could shave off to extend the batt...
    Turns out it was the battery monitor I had to shave off lol.
    Happy days!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by swanseawelsh View Post
    Yea well because its a new phone I thought id monitor battery use for a few days to see if there's anything running I could shave off to extend the batt...
    Turns out it was the battery monitor I had to shave off lol.
    Happy days!!
    Keep the WakeLock detector installed and see if anything eats it up.

    Time for sleep. Been a long night watching television and gaming.

    Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Verizon)
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    Default Re: S5 Staying lit on lock screen (GRRRR)

    Great advice for the screen staying on. Is there a way to disable the screen coming on all together when charging is complete. Even the few seconds of the screen coming on sometimes disrupts my sleep. I have seen numerous threads on this topic for the S3 and S4, but no of those fixes seem to apply to the S5, I could charge upside down or not charge at night but those aren't proper solutions. Any help is greatly appreciated as this is driving me nuts.
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    Default Re: S5 Staying lit on lock screen (GRRRR)

    What am I looking for in Wakelock application? I downloaded the application, but am not sure what I am looking for. My phone stays lit up all night, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leslie Hatcher View Post
    What am I looking for in Wakelock application? I downloaded the application, but am not sure what I am looking for. My phone stays lit up all night, too.

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    Go to settings->Developer options->un-check the "Stay Awake" option.

    To get Developer options to show up in the settings menu you: Settings->about phone->tap on "Build Number" 7 times. It will now allow you to go into developer options within the general settings area
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    Default Re: S5 Staying lit on lock screen (GRRRR)

    Stay Awake in Developer Options was not checked. Wakelock Detector gives me an error that KitKat requires access to the root. I don't have a battery monitoring app installed. Now what?

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