When you decide to purchase a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or Note 9 you know it well and you expect to have a lot of custom options to choose from. For pretty much everything you do on this device, it’s likely that you will have an option to adjust. Of course, as the name of our article suggests, the same goes for the feature that establishes how long your screen will remain active when you stop using it.
By default, any Samsung Galaxy Note 8 and Note 9 is set to keep its display On for 30 seconds after the last time you have touched it. Following that time frame, it will automatically turn off. If you want to learn from where and how to adjust this value, read this short guide. You’ll see it’s an extremely manageable thing.
Before we proceed to the actual instructions, we should mention that there is more than one instance when you might need to edit how long to keep the screen active. Some people want to extend this period of time, as they enjoy reading lengthier texts from their smartphones (and hate the idea of being caught by surprise of a screen that shuts off when they actually need it to stay on). From the default 30 seconds to a generous 6 minutes time frame, the options are various. Speaking of which, one can also reduce this value to a lot less, so that the screen will turn off faster and the battery life will be better used.
To keep the screen of Note 9 and Note 8 turned On longer:
- Go to Settings;
- Access the Display section;
- Adjust the timeout screen value – from 30 seconds to 6 minutes, or even more!
While you’re there, take a peek at the Smart Stay feature on Note 9 and Note 8. This one relies on a special technology that uses the front sensors of the device to track your eye movements. When you keep it active, the Samsung Note 9 and Note 8 will know, through the data collected by its front camera, when you look at the display and when you look away. In the latter situation, it will automatically dim or even turn off the display. Of course, when you look back at the screen, it will turn back on. That way, your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 or Note 9 battery will last even longer.