1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    Am a guitar player and want to take video with Note 9 when I play a gig. Have a remote Joby to start/stop video. However, once I open Camera app, and set for video, I only have 2 minutes of inactivity before Camera app closes down. During a gig I can't go reset the app between songs if it is more than 2 months. I can't find a setting to keep app open longer.
    02-18-2019 10:03 AM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Try a different camera app.
    02-18-2019 01:46 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    Am a guitar player and want to take video with Note 9 when I play a gig. Have a remote Joby to start/stop video. However, once I open Camera app, and set for video, I only have 2 minutes of inactivity before Camera app closes down. During a gig I can't go reset the app between songs if it is more than 2 months. I can't find a setting to keep app open longer.
    Can go into settings then display timeout set it longer
    02-18-2019 01:49 PM
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    Yesterday I asked this question: I am a guitar player and want to take video with Note 9 when I play a gig. Have a remote Joby to start/stop video. However, once I open Camera app, and set for video, I only have 2 minutes of inactivity before Camera app closes down. During a gig I can't go reset the app between songs if it is more than 2 minutes. I can't find a setting to keep app open longer.

    Rukbat answered and recommended using another camera app. So I downloaded 3 different camera apps with the same shut down result. Rukbat do you have another camera app you recommend that will override the Samsung camera app?

    Mustang 7757 recommended to go into settings then display timeout and set it longer. I have tried this for the app and the phone. The only timeout I can find is for the screen saver. I have taken the phone to Sprint and another cell phone store that sells the Note 9, and neither of them could find a way to override the 2 minute timeout. Mustang 7757, do you have more detailed info on how to find the display timeout?

    I have 2 older Samsung phones, a 5 and a 7, but the video start button is not separate from the camera, so you have to specifically hit the video button to activate it.

    My wifes Iphone X camera app stays open and doesn't shut down. Can't believe I am the only one having this problem. Thanks for any help from anybody.
    02-19-2019 08:24 AM
  5. belodion's Avatar
    Please register and continue in your original thread.
    https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?sha...4&share_type=t

    In this instance I’ll Move and Merge.
    mustang7757 likes this.
    02-19-2019 08:31 AM
  6. mustang7757's Avatar
    Yesterday I asked this question: I am a guitar player and want to take video with Note 9 when I play a gig. Have a remote Joby to start/stop video. However, once I open Camera app, and set for video, I only have 2 minutes of inactivity before Camera app closes down. During a gig I can't go reset the app between songs if it is more than 2 minutes. I can't find a setting to keep app open longer.

    Rukbat answered and recommended using another camera app. So I downloaded 3 different camera apps with the same shut down result. Rukbat do you have another camera app you recommend that will override the Samsung camera app?

    Mustang 7757 recommended to go into settings then display timeout and set it longer. I have tried this for the app and the phone. The only timeout I can find is for the screen saver. I have taken the phone to Sprint and another cell phone store that sells the Note 9, and neither of them could find a way to override the 2 minute timeout. Mustang 7757, do you have more detailed info on how to find the display timeout?

    I have 2 older Samsung phones, a 5 and a 7, but the video start button is not separate from the camera, so you have to specifically hit the video button to activate it.

    My wifes Iphone X camera app stays open and doesn't shut down. Can't believe I am the only one having this problem. Thanks for any help from anybody.
    Yes in settings go to display then display timeout
    02-19-2019 08:59 AM
  7. JoeSnuffie's Avatar
    Yes in settings go to display then display timeout
    Sorry for resurrecting an old post but responses like this are frustrating and seem to be the only response to this question. This will not work, has never worked on any galaxy phone I've owned. The screen timeout is not tied to the camera timeout in Galaxy phones. I've had Galaxy phones since the S3 and this is an annoyance that users can't get an answer for because, without research, people keep insisting that we increase the screen timeout.

    Here's what happens.
    With the screen timeout at 15 seconds, the camera stays on for 2 minutes then closes. The screen times out 15 seconds later.
    With the screen timeout at 2 minutes, the camera stays on for 2 minutes then closes. The screen times out 2 minutes later.
    With the screen timeout at 5 minutes, the camera stays on for 2 minutes then closes. The screen times out 5 minutes later.
    And so on . . .

    Does anyone have a solution to this that's actually worked?
    02-04-2020 10:17 AM
  8. mustang7757's Avatar
    Sorry for resurrecting an old post but responses like this are frustrating and seem to be the only response to this question. This will not work, has never worked on any galaxy phone I've owned. The screen timeout is not tied to the camera timeout in Galaxy phones. I've had Galaxy phones since the S3 and this is an annoyance that users can't get an answer for because, without research, people keep insisting that we increase the screen timeout.

    Here's what happens.
    With the screen timeout at 15 seconds, the camera stays on for 2 minutes then closes. The screen times out 15 seconds later.
    With the screen timeout at 2 minutes, the camera stays on for 2 minutes then closes. The screen times out 2 minutes later.
    With the screen timeout at 5 minutes, the camera stays on for 2 minutes then closes. The screen times out 5 minutes later.
    And so on . . .

    Does anyone have a solution to this that's actually worked?
    Hi, as you see OP never really continued the conversation after my last response to try different things , if they don't I can't continue until they engage again.

    As for you , try developer settings see if the option still available to keep screen on while charging maybe it will work for you.
    02-04-2020 10:27 AM
  9. sparrow555's Avatar
    I have the same problem and I can't find a solution for it either.
    The problem is not with the phone switching off but with the camera switching off and going to the home screen. The phone stays on.
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    02-09-2020 07:44 AM
  10. Theboinger77's Avatar
    I am having the same issue on my S10. I am hoping someone has info on a resolution.
    02-17-2020 05:22 PM
  11. methodman89's Avatar
    Try 'Keep Screen On' in the Playstore
    02-17-2020 06:41 PM
  12. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    I've messed with every setting I can think of in the phone setting and camera app, nothing seems to keep it open. It's not an issue with screen time out, the app just closes leaving the user on homescreen.

    I even tried in split view and pop up view, camera will auto close and the second app goes full screen.
    sparrow555 likes this.
    02-17-2020 07:34 PM
  13. mustang7757's Avatar
    I have the same problem and I can't find a solution for it either.
    The problem is not with the phone switching off but with the camera switching off and going to the home screen. The phone stays on.
    I am having the same issue on my S10. I am hoping someone has info on a resolution.
    What have you tried up to this point?
    02-17-2020 08:40 PM
  14. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    Random fact but even the ancient Note 3 auto closes the camera app after 2 minutes.

    So does my rooted Note 10 tablet launched in 2012.
    02-18-2020 05:52 AM
  15. L0n3N1nja's Avatar
    The issue is exclusive to Samsungs app. It times out after 2 minutes then the phone starts the regular screen time out from there.

    The Moment Camera app stayed open beyond 2 minutes and I closed it myself. I tested the Google Camera app it also stayed on beyond 2 minutes, screen shut off at 5 minutes but that is what my screen time out is set to.

    Solution is use a different camera app. I'm done experimenting with this.

    Also interesting it seems to effect all Samsung phones regardless of age or Android version, I'll assume the S20 is going to do the same thing.
    02-18-2020 06:07 AM

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