04-06-2016 05:40 PM
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  1. dov1978's Avatar
    I use it and find it very handy. Coming from Windows phone then LG, glance and the V10 secondary display spoiled me.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I loved Glance. Don't know about you but since getting my s7 edge and seeing the Always On Display screen I've tried a few times to 'tap tap swipe up' to unlock. Oops

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    03-20-2016 12:04 PM
  2. ajb1965's Avatar
    I loved Glance. Don't know about you but since getting my s7 edge and seeing the Always On Display screen I've tried a few times to 'tap tap swipe up' to unlock. Oops

    Posted via the Android Central App
    LOL that and double tap

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-20-2016 01:21 PM
  3. Atranox's Avatar
    I've been using it, but I can only get Light Flow to work with it off. May end up disabling it for that reason.
    03-20-2016 01:25 PM
  4. bhatech's Avatar
    For me doesn't add that much value so I turn it off to save battery. I have Android wear with me anyway for time and notifications.
    TechGod2014 likes this.
    03-20-2016 01:37 PM
  5. eak1570's Avatar
    Samsung should add double tab to wake the screen. Or I can slide from the lock screen without to press home button.
    03-20-2016 02:03 PM
  6. Knowledge10111's Avatar
    I had it on for the first two weeks to try it out but just disabled it today. I realized it wasn't very convenient for me as I usually had to wake up the screen anyways to see the actual notifications (the edge notifications thing too wasn't that great for me either and didn't work well enough). Also the floating clock that moves every few minutes distracted me and tricks me into thinking I got a new notification so it was just annoying.

    I also realized at the end of the day 1%/hour wasn't worth it. After a full day of work that is 10-15% extra battery life I could have without it and for me that's more important than always being able to see the time. Also the edge notifications takes up some battery life as some have tested as they keep capacitive sensors activated. Overall I've disabled the always on mode, the edge notifications, and the edge side panel as I really did not use them and found them to be more annoying/take up battery life. I'm happy with my edge's "purpose" to be for pure aesthetics. I got the edge model primarily for the bigger battery life + larger screen and because I really enjoy the aesthetics of the edge.
    03-20-2016 04:36 PM
  7. KPMcClave's Avatar
    The Samsung variant isnt very good, try the app called DynamicNotifications in the play store. It's pretty closely resembles the Droid Maxx/Motor X active display which was arguably one of the best android features in recent years IMO.

    It's an awesome feature

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I haven't used that third party app in quite a while, but it used to be a pretty big battery hog. Not anymore?
    03-20-2016 07:45 PM
  8. Jaycemiskel's Avatar
    I don't use it. I have an Asus Zenwatch 2 so I see my notification and time on there. No need to wake up the phone that often and I can save battery life by keeping the AOD off.
    03-20-2016 10:25 PM
  9. GadgetGator's Avatar
    Too much for me, with it on it drained over 15% at night consistently. Off it only drains around 6%
    I don't know what is going on with your phone, but mine only uses 3-5% overnight. I have "do not disturb" turned on and the screen auto dims to a very low level during this time. Other than Facebook I don't have many apps that "phone home" either. So maybe I have some sort of a different set up that is getting me better battery life overnight?
    03-21-2016 02:24 AM
  10. Johnnie Walker2's Avatar
    Yes Always On
    03-21-2016 07:01 AM
  11. llfloyd79's Avatar
    I don't know what is going on with your phone, but mine only uses 3-5% overnight. I have "do not disturb" turned on and the screen auto dims to a very low level during this time. Other than Facebook I don't have many apps that "phone home" either. So maybe I have some sort of a different set up that is getting me better battery life overnight?
    I think I have my setup pretty much like yours. I unplugged it at 100% at 10:30pm last night with the Always On Display on. Woke up this morning at 4:30am and phone was at 96%. Not too bad.


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    03-21-2016 07:26 AM
  12. Stwutter's Avatar
    I have the Watch Urbane, so it's fairly redundant for me anyway, but, coming from the Moto X Force, the Sammy on screen always on display just seems half-baked. Having said that, it's just that, the so-so speaker, and the back/recent buttons being back-to-front that irks me - best phone I've ever had otherwise.
    03-21-2016 08:32 AM
  13. Fillyo's Avatar
    There is a toggle in the quick settings!
    03-21-2016 09:00 AM
  14. Theot's Avatar
    Like Yoda said " NO there is another "
    NoLED try it
    I like the part when you Charge the Device it shows Clock & Battery %

    But I also like this New ALWAYS ON of Samsung
    waiting for more Colours on clocks

    and a suggestion for Always On:
    Need a Bigger Battery Icon
    &
    Clock should move gradually
    6am to 12pm on Top of Screen
    12pm to 6pm in Middle
    6pm to 6am on Bottom of Screen
    I remember using that app on my original Galaxy S. Hasn't been updated in almost 3 years though.
    03-21-2016 09:46 AM
  15. NiallTheStyle's Avatar
    I'm not sure if I like the idea of a truly always on display. I love the implementation on Motorola phones or the Nexus 5X/6P. I prefer being able to move the phone a bit or pick it up to activate a basic clock and notification interface. Also, not being able to interact with the always on display feels strange to me. It really, really looks like you should be able to tap or swipe on notifications to turn on the display.
    KPMcClave likes this.
    03-21-2016 11:38 AM
  16. racingvike's Avatar
    I shut it off about 30 minutes after buying the phone. Looking at my watch is just as convenient.
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    03-21-2016 12:38 PM
  17. src1425's Avatar
    I also realized at the end of the day 1%/hour wasn't worth it. After a full day of work that is 10-15% extra battery life I could have without it and for me that's more important than always being able to see the time. Also the edge notifications takes up some battery life as some have tested as they keep capacitive sensors activated. Overall I've disabled the always on mode, the edge notifications, and the edge side panel as I really did not use them and found them to be more annoying/take up battery life. I'm happy with my edge's "purpose" to be for pure aesthetics. I got the edge model primarily for the bigger battery life + larger screen and because I really enjoy the aesthetics of the edge.
    Agreed. Used it for about a week then turned it off. Might use it if it worked with Textra and Mailwise, and had current weather. Otherwise it's not just worth the 15% or so per day. 1% per hour doesn't sound like much of a battery hit until you add it up over the course of the day.
    03-21-2016 12:56 PM
  18. src1425's Avatar
    Samsung should add double tab to wake the screen. Or I can slide from the lock screen without to press home button.
    I upgraded from a G2 and loved the double-tap feature (particularly with the power button on the back of the phone!) The paid version of Nova Launcher will let you program a double-tap gesture to wake or close the screen.
    03-21-2016 01:00 PM
  19. ClintRo's Avatar
    I upgraded from a G2 and loved the double-tap feature (particularly with the power button on the back of the phone!) The paid version of Nova Launcher will let you program a double-tap gesture to wake or close the screen.
    I wonder what kind of battery impact that feature will have. Maybe I will enable it today and see.
    03-21-2016 01:03 PM
  20. KPMcClave's Avatar
    I just disabled Always On again, downloaded the Google Clock so I have a clock as a screensaver option (there wasn't one in Daydream), and I think that's how I'll roll. Probably saved a touch of battery and have the bedside clock I need.
    03-21-2016 02:18 PM
  21. GadgetGator's Avatar
    I'm not sure if I like the idea of a truly always on display. I love the implementation on Motorola phones or the Nexus 5X/6P. I prefer being able to move the phone a bit or pick it up to activate a basic clock and notification interface. Also, not being able to interact with the always on display feels strange to me. It really, really looks like you should be able to tap or swipe on notifications to turn on the display.
    I thought that would be an issue for me too coming from the Moto X but it really hasn't. Also the Moto X would sometimes be finicky and not want to display the time. Liking my S7 much better.
    03-21-2016 02:46 PM
  22. dmlv's Avatar
    There is a toggle in the quick settings!
    Exactly... I use the toggle to turn it on when I want to have it. Off at night... Don't need it while sleeping.
    Fantastic option.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    03-21-2016 02:49 PM
  23. eak1570's Avatar
    How can I set up double tab to wake with nova launcher?
    03-21-2016 04:31 PM
  24. Adiliyo's Avatar
    i use the calendar mode, having the month available whenever i look at my phone has been pretty handy for me.

    haven't really noticed much impact on battery either.
    03-21-2016 04:51 PM
  25. src1425's Avatar
    How can I set up double tab to wake with nova launcher?
    If you have the paid "Prime" version, you go into "Nova Settings\Gestures and Inputs\Double Tap". You do have to download a Screen Off app, and you program the double tap to execute the app, which turns off the screen.
    03-21-2016 06:11 PM
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