10-25-2016 09:38 AM
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  1. Bag of Leaves's Avatar
    Same here. I thought it would be useless but now I really would miss it if it were off. I have it on a stand at my desk all day and seeing status and time is nice. Verizon Message+ indicates missed text's and of course you have missed calls, etc. too
    I just go by the blinking LED to know if I have any notifications, as I have done the past many years over at least three phones, so personally don't really need to have it on the Always-On screen, but I don't mind it, of course. Before I got the phone, I was excited about the Always-On feature, so knew I would use it.
    04-29-2016 02:43 PM
  2. Bag of Leaves's Avatar
    I left the AOD enabled overnight (phone off charger) for about 7 hours and when I looked at the display, the AOD was gone. This is another difference since the update - previously, the AOD never switched itself off unless it was upside down or in my pocket. Now it appears to switch itself off in a dark room (not sure exactly how dark it has to be) after a certain period of time. Another possibility is that it switches itself off when the phone doesn't physically move for a period of time? Would be nice to have the ability to configure these features.

    EDIT: when i say the "AOD was gone" above, i mean nothing would reactivate it unless i pressed the home/power button and then switched the phone back off (in the scenario of AOD switching off due to being upside down or in pocket, moving it and/or exposing the phone would automatically trigger the AOD to re-enable. This isn't the case with what i observed by leaving the phone in a dark room overnight). Anyone else noticing this?
    I haven't had that happen with mine. It stays on 24/7 unless I flip it on its face (I don't usually carry it in a pocket, so don't know about that).
    04-29-2016 02:48 PM
  3. ssj100's Avatar
    Left the phone in a dark room (not completely dark) for nearly 9 hours without touching/moving it and the AOD didn't disappear this time. Not sure if I restarted the phone after the AOD update before, so perhaps restarting it has fixed the disappearing issue.

    I think this update is very good, assuming screen burn-in isn't a problem, which I'm quite sure it isn't as above. I can now leave the phone in front of me rather than to the side/behind me as the irritating sudden movements are gone. I do notice that every 30-60 minutes, the bigger jumps are still occurring (as expected, given the changelog describes this), and this is just fine given it will prevent screen burn-in. These bigger jumps that occur once an hour are essentially not distracting at all too.

    Anyway, here are the main practical changes since the update of AOD to version 1.1.22:

    -Slightly dimmer overall, especially in low light conditions
    -Doesn't jump around every minute now. Makes (almost) imperceptible movements every minute, and randomly jumps every 30-60 minutes
    -Bug fix (haven't seen this bug described on the internet, but I noticed it from day 1 and kept quiet about it hehe) - when phone goes into standby, AOD immediately disappears for about 10-30 seconds before coming back on. It appeared to happen randomly, but I managed to fairly consistently reproduce this bug by tapping the "sensor" area (I think it's the light/proximity detector etc?) in fairly bright conditions just to the left of the top earpiece while the phone was going into standby and AOD was meant to turn on (that is, tapping the "sensor" area during the 2-3 second pause before AOD turns on when phone goes into standby). I think before the update, this tapping of the "sensor" area confused the AOD regarding whether it should switch off or on (we know it switches off when it's in close proximity to something, like in a pocket or if it's face down on a surface), but following the update, this issue seems to be fixed. Not sure if it's intentional or not though, as it's not in the changelog. However, since the update, I haven't noticed this bug in any form. So good stuff from Samsung!

    Overall, I've been quite impressed with Samsung - the two main bugs (quite minor to be honest, but still) that I noticed since getting the phone have been fixed! The bug above, and this bug was fixed with the April update:
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/sam...-inserted.html
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    04-29-2016 03:17 PM
  4. ssj100's Avatar
    Hi, wonder if a moderator can please merge these threads please:
    [link removed from merge]

    I think there are another one or two other threads on the same topic too, which could also be merged?
    04-29-2016 03:37 PM
  5. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Has anyone else noticed the always on display never goes lower then the middle of the screen after this latest update?
    04-29-2016 05:57 PM
  6. ssj100's Avatar
    Has anyone else noticed the always on display never goes lower then the middle of the screen after this latest update?
    Yes, the lowest it goes is slightly below the middle. Interesting I guess, but to be honest, it doesn't bother me at all. Probably wouldn't bother 90+% of people I would guess? Are you worried about it?
    04-29-2016 06:09 PM
  7. bad1550's Avatar
    Is this update necessary? I have the G935F Unlocked version. If so how would I update?
    04-29-2016 06:20 PM
  8. Bag of Leaves's Avatar
    Has anyone else noticed the always on display never goes lower then the middle of the screen after this latest update?
    I don't notice it much because I use one of the calendar-and-clock options, so the bottom of the calendar gets fairly close to the bottom of the screen when the top of the clock is near the center of the screen. Does it go all the way to the top or stop partway there, too?
    04-29-2016 08:06 PM
  9. Bag of Leaves's Avatar
    Is this update necessary? I have the G935F Unlocked version. If so how would I update?
    It probably isn't super necessary, but if the constant jumping around distracts or bothers you, I would be sure to update it. Go into the Galaxy Apps store app (in the Samsung folder, if you didn't move it from how your phone came) and in the menu is the option to see your apps from that store - it will be in that list and give you the option to update it.
    04-29-2016 08:09 PM
  10. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Yes, the lowest it goes is slightly below the middle. Interesting I guess, but to be honest, it doesn't bother me at all. Probably wouldn't bother 90+% of people I would guess? Are you worried about it?
    I just think you have a way better chance of Screen Burn In with the AOD acting this way than before when it was moving all over the screen.
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    04-29-2016 08:50 PM
  11. ssj100's Avatar
    I just think you have a way better chance of Screen Burn In with the AOD acting this way than before when it was moving all over the screen.
    If screen burn-in occurred due to this, it would also occur due to many other activities - for example, if you're playing chess regularly with standard time controls, then your screen would be doomed.

    I'd be very surprised if we even hear one report of screen burn-in due to the AOD not jumping down to the bottom of the screen often enough.
    04-29-2016 11:18 PM
  12. bad1550's Avatar
    It probably isn't super necessary, but if the constant jumping around distracts or bothers you, I would be sure to update it. Go into the Galaxy Apps store app (in the Samsung folder, if you didn't move it from how your phone came) and in the menu is the option to see your apps from that store - it will be in that list and give you the option to update it.
    Thank you
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    04-30-2016 12:21 PM
  13. mlblack16's Avatar
    Is there a way to uninstall the most recent update? Like others, I feel this places the screen at a greater risk of burn in than before.

    No matter if it's unlikely with latest version, I'd rather know the image moves completely away from where it was with each interval. Pixels staying light for much longer makes no sense.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    04-30-2016 02:21 PM
  14. felloffthetruck's Avatar
    Is there a way to uninstall the most recent update? Like others, I feel this places the screen at a greater risk of burn in than before.

    No matter if it's unlikely with latest version, I'd rather know the image moves completely away from where it was with each interval. Pixels staying light for much longer makes no sense.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    I've turned mine off until they update it again.
    04-30-2016 06:27 PM
  15. jerzypro's Avatar
    I agree...I think it moving more would cause less chance of burning the screen. I feel it sitting in one spot, even with one pixel change every minute, or the minute change, is not enough movement. Honestly, I don't even think mine moves at all now, besides the time change. Also, every time I put my phone into lock mode, the image is in the same spot, not in a different spot as someone else advised. i wish they would put it back to normal.
    05-13-2016 01:29 PM
  16. Paradocks's Avatar
    Here's a thought. There should be an option to control the amount and/or timing of the AOD movement so that people who want major jumps in the display movement can have it and those who prefer the display to move without distraction can have it their way. Maybe even also provide a user setting for adjusting the brightness of the AOD. Hello, Samsung? Please start work on this enhancement.
    05-13-2016 01:51 PM
  17. Kasper610's Avatar
    Did anyone else notice that there is no longer a text notification showing on the always on display anymore either after this update....Ivused Yo see the missed call or text notification icon... Now nothing... Just blinking light....

    Posted via the Android Central App
    05-13-2016 03:47 PM
  18. edubb256's Avatar
    I agree...I think it moving more would cause less chance of burning the screen. I feel it sitting in one spot, even with one pixel change every minute, or the minute change, is not enough movement.
    Personally, I wouldn't worry about it. Screen burn in is a well understood issue and Samsung has a lot of expertise/experience in screen design. I can't believe the hardware engineers, who know much more about this than I do, would not have thought about such an obvious issue. I also have the Gear S2 watch, also uses an AOD with 1 pixel a minute shift. I've had it since Oct, always on during the day and there is zero burn-in.
    05-13-2016 04:15 PM
  19. Almeuit's Avatar
    Hi, wonder if a moderator can please merge these threads please:
    [link removed from merge]

    I think there are another one or two other threads on the same topic too, which could also be merged?
    Good idea . Done!
    05-13-2016 06:48 PM
  20. 4lacrandall's Avatar
    I think it only moves a few pixels at a time now so won't be noticeable. But over longer timescales it will move to a different part of the screen. It's much better like this as it jumping around could sometimes be distracting before

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-28-2016 01:19 AM
  21. 4lacrandall's Avatar
    I think it only moves a few pixels at a time now so won't be noticeable. But over longer timescales it will move to a different part of the screen. It's much better like this as it jumping around could sometimes be distracting before

    Posted via the Android Central App
    My auto on display was functioning normally before the August 2016 update. Now it won't dim in low light and doesn't move around the screen at all! Tried turning off and reboot, THEN turn on and reboot but no change. Not sure what went wrong!
    08-28-2016 01:24 AM
  22. EpicTheo1's Avatar
    Tell me should I update the AOD now? I also have a question what case and screen protector are you using?
    10-25-2016 09:38 AM
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