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 11:03 AM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    Try a different camera app.
    02-18-2019 02:46 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 02:49 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 09:24 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.
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    02-19-2019 09:31 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 09:59 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 11:17 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 11:27 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 08:44 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 06:22 PM
  11. methodman89's Avatar
    Try 'Keep Screen On' in the Playstore
    02-17-2020 07:41 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 08:34 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 09:40 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 06:52 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 07:07 AM
  16. snappeas's Avatar
    I found an answer! I know this is two years later lol, I had this issue today. If you start a recording and then pause it, the app never shuts down. Super simple fix, really happy I figured this out. App has been on for like 15 mins now! I have a Samsung Galaxy S10e

    Cheers
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    02-15-2021 04:00 PM
  17. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central, and thanks for the tip!
    02-15-2021 04:11 PM
  18. RePeteuser's Avatar
    Same problem with my S20 FE mounted or not mounted on my gimbal. Nothing to do with the display. It just stops and goes to the app screen. I opened the DJI Mimo camera app that activates the gimbal and it stays on till the battery dies on the phone. I know you have a different set up but it does show that different apps may help your issue.
    03-19-2021 11:47 AM
  19. Hans Ham's Avatar
    I have a solution. Install an autoclick program and make it tap the screen once every minute or so.
    I tested it. It works.
    05-23-2021 12:48 PM
  20. mustang7757's Avatar
    I have a solution. Install an autoclick program and make it tap the screen once every minute or so.
    I tested it. It works.
    Hi, welcome to AC!

    Auto click program, what?
    05-23-2021 09:09 PM
  21. Hans Ham's Avatar
    Hi, welcome to AC!

    Auto click program, what?
    If you go to android play store you see many free apps like click assist, auto clicker, tapper etc.
    Just try one out.
    You can make your phone/your ap think a finger taps on it at certain times on a certain place on your screen.

    It is ment for getting high scores in games, but it is very useful to keep your phone "awake" when the photo app is running.
    05-27-2021 04:21 PM
  22. mustang7757's Avatar
    If you go to android play store you see many free apps like click assist, auto clicker, tapper etc.
    Just try one out.
    You can make your phone/your ap think a finger taps on it at certain times on a certain place on your screen.

    It is ment for getting high scores in games, but it is very useful to keep your phone "awake" when the photo app is running.
    Ahh , I understand now
    05-27-2021 04:27 PM
  23. ParableGuy'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.
    No, the issue is not exclusive to Samsung phones. I have a Moto G Power, and my camera app will not stay on for more than two minutes. It is extremely frustrating to open the camera app, compose a shot, then have the camera app turn itself off because it's been two minutes and I haven't taken the shot yet. Apparently, the stupid developers never considered that some users might be waiting for a specific moment to take a shot, and that it may not happen within a two minute time frame. I'm not a fan of Apple by any stretch of imagination, but their camera app developers obviously considered the fact that life doesn't happen in two minute increments. Having the camera shut itself off after two minutes of inactivity is just plain asinine. It has absolutely nothing to do with the phone display settings or screen timeout settings. The problem is with the Android camera app, and there is apparently no way to override the two minute timeout that shuts down the camera due to inactivity.
    01-07-2022 04:34 PM
  24. Vaclav Provaznik's Avatar
    Same with me on Samsung Galaxy S10, Android 12, built-in Camera App, phone on tripod, Bluetooth shutter. The Open Camera on Play Store works fine as expected. VAP
    01-13-2022 01:26 AM

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