1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    I have the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1. Is there any way of setting it to turn completely off after 15 minutes of inaction rather than timing it to go into sleep mode?

    I've checked all the settings and researched online but nothing shows how to do this. I really want it completely shut down after a certain time of no activity.

    Thx
    12-03-2019 08:24 AM
  2. Galactic Zoo's Avatar
    You can probably do this using Tasker
    12-03-2019 08:41 AM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    I'll leave a link to register so you can communicate here , as a guest account you can't.https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    12-03-2019 09:16 AM
  4. acreading's Avatar
    Thx - I've signed up. Do I need to post again?
    12-03-2019 11:04 AM
  5. mustang7757's Avatar
    Hi, welcome !
    No your fine
    Thx - I've signed up. Do I need to post again?
    12-03-2019 11:07 AM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    It doesn't turn off after its screen timeout ?
    You gave in settings screen time out in display and then in settings lock screen timeout
    12-03-2019 11:16 AM
  7. acreading's Avatar
    Ok - in my settings/display/screen timeout ... I have 7 different times it can time out at. In my Lock Screen/Screen lock type I have swipe. I still see no way to completely power off like I would if pressing the on/off tab for a few seconds.

    I want to automatically POWER OFF my device after 10 minutes, NOT screen timeout.
    12-03-2019 11:34 AM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! That wouldn't be a common feature on any Android device. Some devices have an option to schedule a power off or restart at a specified time of day at a specified interval, but it wouldn't be after an idle interval.
    12-03-2019 11:56 AM
  9. mustang7757's Avatar
    Ok - in my settings/display/screen timeout ... I have 7 different times it can time out at. In my Lock Screen/Screen lock type I have swipe. I still see no way to completely power off like I would if pressing the on/off tab for a few seconds.

    I want to automatically POWER OFF my device after 10 minutes, NOT screen timeout.
    When screen times out , you have to use your password to get back in ? If you want the phone to completely power off then you'll have to look into Root or a app that can do that which I'm not aware .
    12-03-2019 11:59 AM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I'm curious to know why you want it to power off completely after only 10 minutes of idle. Android devices generally do not need to be powered off on a regular basis. Is this for security reasons?
    12-03-2019 12:10 PM
  11. acreading's Avatar
    No, I do not need to use password to get back in. I don't mind learning about Root but was hoping someone could recommend an app that actually does this. So far, the apps I've read about don't really do what I want. Even the power off apps sound more like a screen timeout instead of power off. Thx for your responses.
    12-03-2019 12:12 PM
  12. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Looks like AutomateIt can do it, but it requires root. And, as Galactic Zoo mentioned above, Tasker is a venerable app that likely can do this as well.
    12-03-2019 12:16 PM
  13. acreading's Avatar
    I'll check into Tasker some more. I go from reading to passed out asleep. No thoughts inbetween so I have a timer for my light and I would like the same thing for my tablet.

    Since the tablet ends up right next to my head all night I would prefer it be completely shut off. Completely for health safety, not security reasons. I've had three friends that were glued to their cell phones and/or tablets and have gotten brain tumors (all three of them) so for me, it's just an extra precaution that I would really like to take for my own peace of mind.
    12-03-2019 12:32 PM

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