There are many features and settings you can adjust regarding the screen of your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus. If you’re not comfortable with the standard 30-second timeframe after which the screen turns off, you can manually adjust it to another value from a list of predefined options.
You should know, though, that the reason why your display turns off so fast is to save your battery. Of course, if you have serious reasons to want to tweak this option, follow the instructions below and you’ll do it.
To keep your Galaxy S8 screen turned On for longer…
You will have to make a setting adjustment regarding the display. Under the general Settings of a Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus, there’s a dedicated Display menu. In there, you can choose a different length of time for the period of inactivity that should automatically trigger the screen to turn off. At the same time, you also have a separate feature labeled as Smart Stay.
The Smart Stay was specifically designed for these devices, to work with eye recognition and track your eye movements with the front camera’s sensors. Depending on what it detects, it will turn on the brightness when you’re looking at the screen and dim it or even turn it off when you’re looking away.
Of course, the latter is a more modern and effective approach, at least in terms of battery consumption. But if you don’t feel comfortable with the camera’s sensors “looking” at you, manually adjust a screen timeout period:
- Go to Settings;
- Tap on Display;
- Change the length of time with any of the options listed in there, from 30 seconds to 5 minutes or even more!
Needless to insist on this, you know that the higher this interval, the higher are the chances for your battery to drain out quicker than you’d want. So, how about you set whatever timeframe and then you get used to manually turning off the screen of the Samsung Galaxy S8 or Samsung Galaxy S8+ Plus when you’re done using it?