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  1. Grndlvl's Avatar
    For some reason, my S7E screen will light up randomly. I know with certain SMS apps, you can have the screen light up when a text comes in, but I'm using Hangouts, and to the best of my knowledge, it doesn't even have that option. Even if it did, when it happens, there are no new alerts.

    At one point, just playing around, I went into the Accessibility menu, Dexterity and Interaction, and turned "Easy Screen turn on" on. I didn't like it, so I turned it off. I wave my hand over the sensor every now and again to make sure this isn't on, and it's not.

    Has anyone else experienced this?
    03-30-2016 10:14 AM
  2. N4Newbie's Avatar
    I don't know about the S7 but with Marshmallow in general, go to Settings -> Sound & notification and see what "When device is locked" is set to.
    03-30-2016 10:31 AM
  3. popkurn611's Avatar
    For some reason, my S7E screen will light up randomly. I know with certain SMS apps, you can have the screen light up when a text comes in, but I'm using Hangouts, and to the best of my knowledge, it doesn't even have that option. Even if it did, when it happens, there are no new alerts.

    At one point, just playing around, I went into the Accessibility menu, Dexterity and Interaction, and turned "Easy Screen turn on" on. I didn't like it, so I turned it off. I wave my hand over the sensor every now and again to make sure this isn't on, and it's not.

    Has anyone else experienced this?
    Ever since I did the software update I have noticed this happening to my s7 edge as well. I have it sitting on my desk and all of a sudden see the screen come on, anticipating an incoming message, email or call and nothing there. Not sure what is causing it wake.
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    03-30-2016 11:51 AM
  4. f308gt4's Avatar
    Ever since I did the software update I have noticed this happening to my s7 edge as well. I have it sitting on my desk and all of a sudden see the screen come on, anticipating an incoming message, email or call and nothing there. Not sure what is causing it wake.
    Same thing happens on my regular S7. Odd.

    I'm still getting great battery life, so it doesn't seem to be affecting that, but would be nice if it didn't happen.
    03-30-2016 12:00 PM
  5. Leslie Hatcher's Avatar
    Mine is doing it, too, and I really hate it. Especially at night.

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    03-30-2016 10:16 PM
  6. Grndlvl's Avatar
    I guess I feel a little bit better that I'm not the only one, I just wish it didn't happen.
    03-31-2016 06:47 AM
  7. makaroni's Avatar
    I've noticed when anything covers the front sensor, it will light up the screen. There used to be an option for "wake up" on the S6 when you wave your hand over the sensor and it wakes the phone up. It seems to be something they incorporated into the S7 edge. If you place your phone face down, it will not light up because the sensor detects that it is covered. I just leave my screen face down to avoid it lighting up. It does get annoying at times
    03-31-2016 09:54 AM
  8. awakenemile's Avatar
    I'm having the same issue. It happened just a few minutes ago. Perhaps there is an app running in the background? I usually don't get texts, so when my screen lights up, so do I, but then I don't receive anything, so I just feel dejected all over again.

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    04-03-2016 08:53 AM
  9. jinzen's Avatar
    I see this sometimes in my car, where it detects movement and there is an old notification I haven't cleared.
    04-03-2016 09:06 AM
  10. Gdwheel's Avatar
    Mine does it too. It is just sitting there. Not moving, nothing near it and, as far as I know, it is not doing anything. When I turn off wifi it seems to stop. I thought maybe it was connecting and/or disconnecting from wifi, although it is sitting near my router. I cannot think of anything else that would cause it.
    04-03-2016 09:11 AM
  11. AC2016's Avatar
    Same here with my S7 Edge. I've noticed that my screen wakes up and a second later I see the gray highlighted msg "Connected to WiFi Network" at the bottom of the screen. Additionally, I also get the wake up screen for no apparent reason (no WiFi connecting, no text msg, no other types of notifications).
    04-08-2016 07:57 PM
  12. Tarah Sorber's Avatar
    Mine does it as well. Wakes me up at night.
    04-08-2016 08:36 PM
  13. oks10's Avatar
    My wife's S7 does it. It even turned on the camera once just sitting there on the table. Like if there was a phantom home button press and double press...
    04-08-2016 10:20 PM
  14. markalpan's Avatar
    My S7 edge does this all the time as well. It's most annoying at night since it is charging right next to my head. It also does it frequently when I am done looking at it and lock the screen to put it in my pocket, then I look down at the phone just before it gets to my pocket and the screen is on. I hope someone here has a solution to this bug.

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    04-12-2016 09:14 PM
  15. Almeuit's Avatar
    I haven't noticed this with my S7 Edge. My phone is next to me on my desk all day so it would catch my eye if it did it.
    04-12-2016 09:16 PM
  16. Hapa_Dude's Avatar
    Happens to me too, on my desk just sitting there.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-13-2016 01:03 AM
  17. jaholbro20's Avatar
    Happens all the time here too...
    04-13-2016 09:27 AM
  18. oks10's Avatar
    I WAS going to try and get this looked at on my wife's phone because it had even opened the camera on it's own but she destroyed the screen the other night. SO, insurance claim filed and the phone is currently on backorder. Thank goodness we kept our S5's... I haven't had this issue on my edge, just the issue with the Recent Apps/Multi-window button going crazy on it's own.
    04-13-2016 10:06 AM
  19. Almeuit's Avatar
    Hm do some of you use the stock messenger? It could be getting a text and lighting up .. and then lighting up on the reminder. Only thing I can think of. I use Textra and set it to not wake my screen up on text.

    The only time my screen turns on by itself when sitting on the desk is when I get a phone call or when the phone gets fully charged and it is letting me know that. Other than that it never just turns on by itself.
    04-13-2016 10:22 AM
  20. gsparks2's Avatar
    My Lollipop S4 does this.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-14-2016 08:26 PM
  21. bbogert79's Avatar
    OK glad to see this isn't just mine doing this. I know there is a issue that they are having with Verizon messages and receiving texts and waking screens. I had contacted them about it and they verified it's a known issue and they are working on a fix. But otherwise yes mine has been randomly waking up for no reason lately too. I'm thinking maybe some kind of glitch with that? The Hopefully someone can verify this. It's getting very annoying.
    04-15-2016 01:03 AM
  22. NexusGirlX's Avatar
    My display only turns on when I get a text message.
    04-15-2016 03:03 AM
  23. Ryano89's Avatar
    Happens to both my wife's s7 edge, and my Note5 on 6.0.1..just randomly turns on for no reason. Leads me to believe that it's a bug in samsungs marshmallow software, not specifically the s7.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-15-2016 06:16 PM
  24. B0omSLanG's Avatar
    My wife has this issue and I do not. Went through her settings and apps and found nothing. I did disable Messages+ and cleared the cache/cache partitions. I'll see if anything changes.
    04-15-2016 11:55 PM
  25. MissyEmery's Avatar
    Same here...glad I found this!

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-16-2016 09:13 PM
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