1. Watcher5000's Avatar
    Looks like the 4.3 update got rid of developer options mode where I was able to keep the display awake while charging....is there any other way to do this?
    12-11-2013 08:56 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Do you see the Developer Options at all? If they don't show up at all, you know the trick, right? Go to Settings>About Phone, and tap Build Version about 7 times.
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    12-12-2013 02:52 AM
  3. EviI's Avatar
    Yes, in 4.4 Kitkat that feature was removed. I guess you could adjust the screen timeout of the device by going to Settings > Sleep and select 30 minutes (maximum)
    The only downside is that you have to interact with the device every 30 minutes to prevent the device from sleeping.
    12-12-2013 03:00 AM
  4. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    Or you could set the device to daydream while charging. If you disable the lock it's like it stays awake.

    Sent from my LG870 via Tapatalk 2
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    12-12-2013 03:05 AM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Was it only removed in the Note with KitKat? Because I still have that feature on my 2013 Nexus 7 running KitKat 4.4.2.

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    12-12-2013 04:17 AM
  6. EviI's Avatar
    Was it only removed in the Note with KitKat? Because I still have that feature on my 2013 Nexus 7 running KitKat 4.4.2.

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    I don't seem to have it on my Nexus 5

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    12-12-2013 04:35 AM
  7. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    I don't seem to have it on my Nexus 5

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    Try in About Phone, tap rapidly on Build Number on the bottom. There will be popup text that says "you are 4 steps away from being a developer!" So rapid tap 4 more times and then tap back key, and Developer Options should be back in Settings.

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    12-12-2013 05:55 AM
  8. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    Oops, initially "rapid tap" on Build number 4 times. That's when the popup text indicates tap 4 more times. 4.4 KitKat Another joke Google played on us. They're reminding me of my cat.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk 2
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    12-12-2013 05:58 AM
  9. mrsmumbles's Avatar
    Oops, initially "rapid tap" on Build number 4 times. That's when the popup text indicates tap 4 more times. 4.4 KitKat Another joke Google played on us. They're reminding me of my cat.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk 2
    And yes, you can set the phone to stay awake once you can access the Developer Options. Maybe they hide it after a while for those of us who don't go in it after we first see it because I remember it being there in Settings when I first got my Nexus 5.

    Sent from my Nexus 5 using Tapatalk 2
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    12-12-2013 06:12 AM
  10. dbe4876's Avatar
    Ha! That's good! I got it! Thank you.
    02-02-2014 12:31 AM
  11. lamplamp98372's Avatar
    This worked great, thanks for posting
    06-16-2014 09:51 AM
  12. Knightflt's Avatar
    Looks like the 4.3 update got rid of developer options mode where I was able to keep the display awake while charging....is there any other way to do this?
    so let me ask why anyone would want to leave the screen on while its on the charger lets say over night? ifs funny as just the other day i was chatting with a buddy that has a note 3 he did exactly that mind you he has had the phone since the day it came out but never less he said he went in and changed the settings to keep the screen on while charging and now it has burnt the icons into the screen remember like the old plazma tv's use to do? if you left it on pause for an extended period of time it would burn the image into the screen, i really didn't think the phone would do that but evidently it does.
    06-16-2014 10:06 AM
  13. SeekMocha's Avatar
    I want the screen to stay on while I'm driving with the charger plugged in. I stream TuneIn Radio and it turns the screen off after the timeout. I want to see the name of song and artist.
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    07-25-2014 12:06 AM
  14. LucyVanderbuilt's Avatar
    It was also very useful for just what it says it was... as a developer option. If you're running tests, or active in the ADB but not necessarily actively touching the screen, but still want the screen to stay on to read information.

    That's really all I ever used it for. For the car, the music app I use in the car keeps the screen awake on it's own anyway. Same with the clock app I use in the dock beside my bed.
    10-15-2014 01:50 PM

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