1. android_freak1's Avatar
    I have a Galaxy S9 phone and the Screen Display Timeout setting is 30 seconds which is the default setting. I read that AMOLED screens can have screen burns. I feel that the 30 seconds Screen Display Timeout is too short especially when reading long articles or documents on the phone.

    Would a setting of 1 minute should be fine? Would the 1 minute timeout setting cause screen burns?
    04-13-2019 04:19 AM
  2. dekatch's Avatar
    i have set my screen duration to two minutes since my very first android and never had that issue.
    04-13-2019 04:24 AM
  3. lucianus_luciferus's Avatar
    There is a setting you can enable to make the screen stay on as long as you are looking at it.
    Settings, advanced features, motions and gestures, smart stay.
    04-13-2019 05:40 AM
  4. android_freak1's Avatar
    Is it fine if I set the Screen Display Timeout to one minute? Would this cause any screen or image burns?

    30 seconds is just too short.
    04-13-2019 06:14 AM
  5. krisqz's Avatar
    Smart Stay is the answer. Perfect solution. Mine timeouts after 15sec if I'm not looking at it.
    04-13-2019 07:49 AM
  6. android_freak1's Avatar
    Thank you for the suggestion on Smart Stay, but I don't want to use it at the moment.
    Just to confirm, If I set the Screen Display Timeout to one minute, will this cause the screen to have screen burn?
    04-13-2019 08:08 AM
  7. dekatch's Avatar
    no, absolutely not. as said i have mine set to two minutes ever since my first Samsung s3 device

    + lock screen immediately when using power off button to lock
    04-13-2019 08:31 AM
  8. pontiac005's Avatar
    I have had mine set to two minutes as well.
    dekatch likes this.
    04-13-2019 10:19 AM
  9. joeldf's Avatar
    Mine is set for 5 minutes, and wasn't an issue on my S8 that I had for a year and a half. I've only had the S9 for a couple of months, but it's the same screen.

    My son's S8 did get a bad burn-in, but it was from a game that he would play for hours.
    04-13-2019 10:21 AM
  10. android_freak1's Avatar
    Can a screen burn be caused by watching YouTube videos as well?
    04-14-2019 09:49 AM
  11. pontiac005's Avatar
    Not unless is paused for a very long time
    04-14-2019 10:04 AM
  12. dekatch's Avatar
    afaik, youtube when paused will allow the screen to dim.. only when playing, screen won't dim, but i slept in several times with yt playing and in the morning, screen was dimmed/off and YouTube gave me the message 'autoplay disabled'
    04-16-2019 01:46 PM

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