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02-15-2018 01:41 PM
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  1. punk999's Avatar
    Recently I did a test and with aod I got around 5.45 hr on screen time but with aod
    turned off I got 7.30 hr, to me that's a big diffrence and I'm thinking I should just keep it off, I wish Samsung would optimize it better though or add an option so it only turns on when it detects motion like in Motorola phones and then turn off after 4-5 seconds.
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    08-04-2017 02:01 AM
  2. Tim1954's Avatar
    I think I get better battery life with it on. Theoretically its meant to, as the clock doesn't use much power with only a few pixels lit up. As opposed to waking up the device to check the time.
    I have all my apps sleep with the screen off and so I get great battery life. The display goes off when it detects it's face down, or in my pocket and adjusts brightness to ambient light. I reckon it's one of the best functions in later versions!
    08-04-2017 03:07 AM
  3. Piesang's Avatar
    I usually get between 6.5 and 7hours with aod.

    Most I got was about 7hours10min. S8+.
    08-04-2017 03:49 AM
  4. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    I have all my apps sleep with the screen off and so I get great battery life.
    How do you set this
    08-04-2017 04:42 AM
  5. Tim1954's Avatar
    Thorough the device manager... On the bottom on the battery screen
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    08-04-2017 04:47 AM
  6. dov1978's Avatar
    Always keep it on 24/7 including the home button. Just too valuable to turn off. I don't use a background and just use the simple white digital clock with all black behind it. It seems to help the battery a little having no background I've found. I hate the way Moto do it and only activates with motion. I like the way you can hold the notifications etc to see if they're worth opening but I can't stand the Moto Display not being always on but I think you're right and they should at least give you that option like Nokia/Microsoft did with Glance where you could activate it for a few seconds by waving your hand over the proximity sensor. I think Moto should also give that option to gave Moto Display on at all times too lol. That's the only thing that's stopped me trying the Moto Z phones
    08-04-2017 05:58 AM
  7. GRUNT11B's Avatar
    ALWAYS
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    08-04-2017 07:22 AM
  8. ahiqar's Avatar
    Thorough the device manager... On the bottom on the battery screen
    Sorry for the perhaps dumb question, but what is the Device Manager? Do you mean the settings? If so, where? I don't see it under Battery in the Settings. Or is it a separate app?
    08-04-2017 07:36 AM
  9. ahiqar's Avatar
    Sorry for the perhaps dumb question, but what is the Device Manager? Do you mean the settings? If so, where? I don't see it under Battery in the Settings. Or is it a separate app?
    To clarify, I don't see a place that says Always Sleeping Apps on my phone.
    And I always use the AOD btw.
    08-04-2017 07:48 AM
  10. Tim1954's Avatar
    Settings...
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    08-04-2017 07:51 AM
  11. Tim1954's Avatar
    My S7 running the same version with same update doesn't have that function either, but the S8 does... Not sure why...
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    08-04-2017 07:53 AM
  12. ahiqar's Avatar
    Settings...
    Thanks Tim 154. Interestingly my battery screen looks different. Do you use the always on display?-screenshot_20170804-075542.pngDo you use the always on display?-screenshot_20170804-075702.pngDo you use the always on display?-screenshot_20170804-075817.png
    08-04-2017 08:00 AM
  13. ahiqar's Avatar
    Thanks Tim 154. Interestingly my battery screen looks different. Click image for larger version. 

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    I am on an s8.
    08-04-2017 08:00 AM
  14. Gdwheel's Avatar
    I like and use AOD, but hate how Samsung does not allow the screen to turn off in pocket with AOD activated. Even with the setting set to turn the screen off when in pocket, the screen does not turn off. My leg accidentally starts or turns off my music, opens apps, tries to respond to notifications, etc. I am not sure why they cannot program the proximity sensor to work properly to turn everything off when in pocket, etc. There is another thread somewhere involving that problem. Otherwise, AOD is great.
    08-04-2017 08:12 AM
  15. digitalbreak's Avatar
    Have it scheduled so that I have the AOD turned off during the night but in during the work hours.
    08-04-2017 09:54 AM
  16. digitalbreak's Avatar
    I like and use AOD, but hate how Samsung does not allow the screen to turn off in pocket with AOD activated. Even with the setting set to turn the screen off when in pocket, the screen does not turn off. My leg accidentally starts or turns off my music, opens apps, tries to respond to notifications, etc. I am not sure why they cannot program the proximity sensor to work properly to turn everything off when in pocket, etc. There is another thread somewhere involving that problem. Otherwise, AOD is great.
    Uh? Whenever I take my S8 out of the pocket, the display is off and turns on in a second or two after it's in my hand.

    You probably should enable this:

    Settings->Display->Keep screen turned off
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    08-04-2017 09:57 AM
  17. Gdwheel's Avatar
    Uh? Whenever I take my S8 out of the pocket, the display is off and turns on in a second or two after it's in my hand.

    You probably should enable this:

    Settings->Display->Keep screen turned off
    I have that setting set, as noted. It takes at least a couple of minutes before AOD turns off in your pocket. Try blocking the sensor and see how long it takes to turn the screen off.
    08-04-2017 12:25 PM
  18. digitalbreak's Avatar
    I have that setting set, as noted. It takes at least a couple of minutes before AOD turns off in your pocket. Try blocking the sensor and see how long it takes to turn the screen off.
    You cannot activate the display or unlock with AOD. So, not sure where the OP issue is. Because AOD does not turn on the display even without this setting on or off.
    08-04-2017 12:48 PM
  19. dov1978's Avatar
    No he's right. I've got the setting turned on to prevent the screen turning on in my pocket but it still activates the screen if you press a button but a pop-up appears saying the screen will turn off in 5 seconds. It happens a lot and I can feel the phone vibrating with touches on my pocket and if it's dark I can also see the light from the screen in my pocket
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    08-04-2017 12:56 PM
  20. digitalbreak's Avatar
    No he's right. I've got the setting turned on to prevent the screen turning on in my pocket but it still activates the screen if you press a button but a pop-up appears saying the screen will turn off in 5 seconds. It happens a lot and I can feel the phone vibrating with touches on my pocket and if it's dark I can also see the light from the screen in my pocket
    So, we are talking two things here.

    AOD itself doesn't activate the display. As you said, other actions, like "press a button" can activate the display. Totally different conversations.
    08-04-2017 12:58 PM
  21. Gdwheel's Avatar
    You cannot activate the display or unlock with AOD. So, not sure where the OP issue is. Because AOD does not turn on the display even without this setting on or off.
    In my experience, with AOD off and the "keep screen turned off" setting activated, notifications do not wake up the phone or show in the screen when in the pocket. With AOD on, the setting does not work and notifications will wake up the phone and show on the screen. The music player will also show on AOD and can be activated accidentally. I have had several occasions where I have been walking with the phone in my pocket when it starts playing music.

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sa...t-working.html
    08-04-2017 01:01 PM
  22. dov1978's Avatar
    So, we are talking two things here.

    AOD itself doesn't activate the display. As you said, other actions, like "press a button" can activate the display. Totally different conversations.
    Yeah, I had a temporary moment of stupidity there. Don't know why when I know full well my AOD turns off when the proximity sensor is covered.
    08-04-2017 01:08 PM
  23. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    Nope. Not worth the cost in battery life.
    08-04-2017 04:07 PM
  24. Tim1954's Avatar
    @Gdwheel, perhaps if you put the device in your pocket facing the display put, away from your body, so your body can't press the virtual home button.....?
    08-04-2017 07:25 PM
  25. Gdwheel's Avatar
    @Gdwheel, perhaps if you put the device in your pocket facing the display put, away from your body, so your body can't press the virtual home button.....?
    Thanks. I know there are ways to get around it, but why will it not go to sleep when AOD is on and it is in your pocket? DAV1978, try again to have the AOD turn off when you cover the proximity sensor. It dims, because it is dark, but it does not turn off. If you swipe to the left, the music controls appear and can be activated. I know this is not the point of the thread, and I apologize, I just question why it does not work right.
    08-04-2017 09:05 PM
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