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Galaxy S9: How To Use Always On Display

Let’s face it, the name alone of the Always On Display feature that Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus devices are offering is a bit unsettling. You might have heard about the types of information that this option will keep on the screen for as long as the feature is turned on. Yet you cannot help but wonder what’s the point of using it and whether it will affect your phone’s battery or not. Moreover, if you’re a tech passionate, you might even ask yourself if this function may or may not affect the quality of the screen itself when used for prolonged intervals of time.

Today, we’d like to ease all these worries that you might have and show you how to use the Always On Display feature with any of the Samsung Galaxy S9 or Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus devices. To cut to the chase, we have to say that the developers also thought about all those things you’re now trying to figure out. And since their purpose is to enhance your experience instead of making it worse or contributing to the early wear and tear, some specifics were implemented.


Why Should You Consider trying the Always On Display Option?

First of all, the Always On Display option is not quite “always” active even when you enable it. For instance, if the device detects that you’ve put it in a purse or a pocket, where you’re not using it and not looking at its display, it will shut off automatically. The same goes for whenever the Night Clock feature comes into play. So, you have at least two different instances when the phone isn’t using the battery with the Always On Display because it can tell that it’s unnecessary.


Speaking of battery consumption, it’s set to a minimum of 1% for every hour of standby of your Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus. And while it takes up so little under normal conditions, the feature can also shut off by default the moment your smartphone is running on less than 5% battery.

As to your concern about the wear and tear of the display, note that the information provided by the Always On Display will constantly shift its position on the screen, for this very specific reason – to preserve the life of the screen’s cells.


How To Use Always On Display Feature With Samsung Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9 Plus?

Now that we’ve cleared things out and realized there’s nothing to really worry about, you’re probably curious. So, if you want to give it a try, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings;
  2. Select the Device menu;
  3. Extend the Display submenu;
  4. Tap on the Always On Display option, now disabled, to turn it On;
  5. Check the features associated with it and make appropriate selections for Content to Show, Background Image, and Clock Style;
  6. Leave the settings after you have enabled and configured this option.

All these being said, we really hope you’ll see the utility and start experiencing with the Always On Display right away. You’ll spare your Samsung Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus from obsessively unlocking its screen just to check up on basic information!

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