Adjusting Screen Timeout on my Samsung Phone

Last Update date : Sep 15. 2020

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Screen Timeout is an option on Samsung devices that will turn the screen off to save battery life. Out of the box the default is 30 seconds. See the steps to change the Screen Timeout option to keep your phone or tablets screen on for longer. The maximum Screen Timeout time is 10 minutes, but you can also look at turning on the Smart Stay option to let the screen stay on for as long as you're looking at it. 

Android OS Version 7.0 (Nougat) & 8.0 (Oreo)
1 Go to the Settings menu > Display.
Go to Settings > Display
2 Scroll down and tap on Screen timeout.
Scroll down to Screen timeout.
3 Select a Screen timeout period.
Screen timeout period
Android OS Version 9.0 (Pie)
1 Head into your Settings > Display
Head into your settings and select Display
2 Tap on Screen timeout
Tap on Screen timeout
3 Tap on your preferred Screen timeout
Select new screen timeout
Android OS Version 10.0 (Q)
1 Head into your Settings > Display
Head into your settings and select Display
2 Tap on Screen timeout
Tap on Screen timeout
3 Tap on your preferred Screen timeout
Select new screen timeout

You can download the user manual from our Manuals & Downloads page. For all other queries or further technical assistance, please call Samsung Customer Care on 0800 726 786 or Live Chat with our Technical Team online, services are open 24 hours, 7 days.

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