1. MonkeyNews's Avatar
    I was wondering if it's possible to extend the time that the lock screen stays on? In which I mean the time from pressing the power button to using the scanner. Sometimes I find the lock screen is on and off before its even got chance to recognise my thumb!
    07-07-2015 11:42 AM
  2. Saros's Avatar
    What you're describing is a consequence of operating in Power Saving Mode. Unfortunately there is no separate setting (yet) for lock screen timeout duration.

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    07-07-2015 12:09 PM
  3. MonkeyNews's Avatar
    Ah that is a shame but I can't really take it out of power saver mode.. Shame. Hopefully they ammend this. Is it a sought after feature do you know or is the chances of it becoming available slim to none?
    07-07-2015 03:47 PM
  4. Saros's Avatar
    Is it a sought after feature do you know or is the chances of it becoming available slim to none?
    I've no idea if there are plans to add timeout options to the stock lock screen or not. I seem to recall reading that users experienced the same issue on the S5 but don't know if it was ever addressed. (I'm guessing not.)

    You should be able to press and hold the home button when the phone is locked, which will hopefully prevent it from timing out on you during an unlock. The only downside is that too a long press might launch the Google app's search as per the default setting. Other than hunting down a replacement lock screen which supports the S6's fingerprint scanner and allows you change the lock screen timeout (if one even exists, I haven't bothered checking), I'm unaware of another workaround.

    If anyone else has devised a functional solution, hopefully they'll share it.

    Edited to add: C Locker claims to support S Series fingerprint security, but I haven't tested it yet. I might give it a try myself.

    Edit #2: Tried the replacement app, didn't like it. It has good intentions and appears decently customizable (more so with widgets and whatnot, at least in the paid version), but it still seems a bit buggy to me. Fingerprint recognition was not as reliable as the stock launcher, although it does support a PIN backup, and it does allow alternative settings for lock screen timeout. I just didn't feel like all the kinks were worked out yet. Uninstalled.
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    07-07-2015 05:31 PM
  5. MonkeyNews's Avatar
    Thanks for going to the trouble haha. I know I could probably ammend the issues by pressing the home button to wake as opposed to the power button but ive just heard so many horror stories of home buttons becoming incredibly loose etc that overusing scares me haha.

    Hopefully we will just get the option to change the timeout!
    07-07-2015 07:15 PM

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