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Samsung Galaxy S8 And Galaxy S8+ Plus: How To Adjust Screen Timeout

For those that own the new Samsung Galaxy smartphone, you may want to know how to adjust screen timeout on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. Don’t worry, this can be solved quickly by following the instructions below.

If you want to control the amount of time it takes for your Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ Plus to time out, here we explain how you can do just that.

  1. Start at the Home screen.
  2. Go to Settings.
  3. Then find and select Display.
  4. Here you should be able to find Screen timeout.
  5. Then select the time period you want.


Activating Smart Stay

The new Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Plus have a spectacular feature that is able to detect when your eyes are points toward the screen. If your eyes are looking at the screen, it will not timeout. You can follow these steps to turn this function of or off.

  1. Start at the Home screen.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap “Display“.
  4. Toggle the switch on “Smart stay” to the “On” setting or “Off”.


Disable Screen Timeout

There is no way to completely prevent timing out on the Galaxy S8. It is possible however, to set the phone to never time out as long as it is connected to a power source. Follow these steps to apply this setting.

  1. Go to “Settings”.
  2. Tap “About phone“.
  3. Select “Build number” 7 times over and over. This will unlock developer mode.
  4. Find “Settings”. underneath it, there is an option to enter “Developer options“.
  5. Within these options, find and select the “Stay awake” option.


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