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  1. 1edhatherley's Avatar
    I feel dumb as that keeps it on for 5 seconds. However, I push the power button. Part of the issue is I have the owner info on the screen and I would like for a total stranger to be able to see the info if I left it somewhere and someone honest found it. I also have always used the power button to turn my phone back on so it would be nice if there is a way to have the screen stay on for 10 seconds or more with either the power button or the home button.

    Thanks,
    Dean
    Hi. I was plagued with short lock screen time out as well. I couldn't find a place to lengthen the time but, if you disable Smart Stay AND turn off Power Saving, the lock screen stays on longer. 5 secs on mine as apposed to the 1.5 sec before. Hope this helps
    01-09-2016 02:58 PM
  2. ChaosFreak69's Avatar
    Neither of those settings does what the original poster wants. The first setting only sets how long after the screen goes dark until the device is locked automatically. The second setting sets how long until the screen goes dark when inactive.

    What the original poster wants is how long you have between pressing the power key and successfully unlocking the device. I have found that with fingerprint scanner enabled, when I press the power key I have about 1.5 seconds to swipe away the little lock icon and then scan my fingerprint. It is so fast, that it takes me 3-4 attempts to make it work.

    I tried turning off power saving, that didn't help. I tried enabling "Smart Lock" to keep the phone unlocked when at home ("Trusted Places") or when connected to my Bluetooth headset ("Trusted devices") but neither of those features seem to work at all. The device still locks.

    Has anyone actually solved this?
    01-21-2016 12:38 PM
  3. aredub's Avatar
    Turning on Smart stay fixed the problem for me on my S4 running Android 5.0.1 Thanks!

    On my phone, Smart stay is under System Settings/My Device/Smart screen

    Robert
    02-17-2016 06:13 PM
  4. dmanno666's Avatar
    Hi All,

    Upgraded from S3 to S5. I am very happy with S5 overall and have everything customized as I want except one issue. I cannot figure out how to get the lock screen to stop from turning off after 1 or 1..5 seconds. I hardly have time to use the fingerprint scanner because the screen turns off so quickly. I have tried turning off all power settings and have changed the timeouts everywhere else to 6 seconds to 1 minute but I cannot figure out how to extend the lockscreen timeout.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks in advance!
    Dean
    I think what you're describing is a result of "Power Saving Mode" being on. Turn that ish off and enjoy that beautiful lock screen!!!
    12-19-2016 12:26 AM
  5. Ck_bass2's Avatar
    Not what I'm looking for.

    Lock your device, press the power button to bring up the lock screen. How long does it stay backlit? Mine times out/goes black in about 1.5 seconds. GS4 gives me about 4 sec...

    I just turned on smart stay, fixed this issue for me...
    SMART STAY is the fix that worked for me. Thank you!
    05-08-2017 01:44 PM
  6. Treefox's Avatar
    Smart stay all the way!
    03-05-2018 09:38 AM
  7. IMANUT46's Avatar
    Is there a way to increase SCREEN OFF time to bypass the 10 minute off limit setting?
    03-07-2018 08:06 AM
  8. Mark Pennington's Avatar
    Samsung S7 Galaxy Edge: Apps / Settings / Lock Screen And Security / Secure Lock Settings (enter your passcode) / Lock Automatically - choices range from Immediately to 30 minutes.
    03-08-2019 02:18 PM
  9. Michael Gonzalez's Avatar
    Samsung S7 Galaxy Edge: Apps / Settings / Lock Screen And Security / Secure Lock Settings (enter your passcode) / Lock Automatically - choices range from Immediately to 30 minutes.
    That setting is the time until the screen will lock. In other words, set your phone down and wait for it to lock itself because you forgot to lock it.
    What this forum post is about is the time the screen stays on once you hit the power button to wake your phone up and it's locked.

    This is a Samsung issue, they didn't give us the option to change this timer. I've tried manually hacking my phone using the Android Debug Console and setting it to 60,000 ms (1 minute) and still it ignores any change greater than 6 seconds.
    12-27-2019 03:23 PM
  10. methodman89's Avatar
    That setting is the time until the screen will lock. In other words, set your phone down and wait for it to lock itself because you forgot to lock it.
    What this forum post is about is the time the screen stays on once you hit the power button to wake your phone up and it's locked.

    This is a Samsung issue, they didn't give us the option to change this timer. I've tried manually hacking my phone using the Android Debug Console and setting it to 60,000 ms (1 minute) and still it ignores any change greater than 6 seconds.
    Create a Samsung Routine that launches Keep Screen On app from the Playstore whenever you do the action which you want to trigger it (such as waking the phone).
    Might be able to do it through IFTTT, but Ive found Routines better.
    12-27-2019 03:31 PM
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