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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Dave784, Aug 5, 2021.

  1. Dave784

    Dave784 Newbie
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    Hi All

    We just bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab A7 tablet for my wife. We only have one android phone and she rarely if ever uses it so she is still trying to learn how to use the tablet and such. Being that's the case when she logs in she's still trying to get the swipe right and such and sometimes misses it before the lock screen times out and turns off the display.

    is there any way to extend the display time out on the lock screen?

    Not talking about once logged in that I have set for 5 minute time out on purpose being she is still learning so will turn that down later when she is more use to the device but for the lock screen can the time out time be extended even if by a few seconds just to give her more time to interact with the screen?


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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    swiping to unlock does not have to be on a specific part of the screen. you can swipe anywhere on the screen.once the display detects a finger press, swipe that finger across the screen and you should be unlocked. and i do not think that it has to be in a specific direction. any swipe with a finger across the screen should work.
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  3. Dave784

    Dave784 Newbie
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    Sorry didn't ask that I asked if there was a way to extend the display time out where the screen turns off as sometimes she tries to swipe the screen and fails so the screen turns off after X amount of seconds much like the main home page screen does if left untouched. In device I changed it to 5 minutes for the time being but is there a way to extend the time out on the lock screen before the screen shuts off. Right now seems to be maybe 5 seconds or so before the screen shuts off on the lock screen so would like to extend that to 10 or 15 or even 20 seconds so she has time to get use to the swipe without the screen constantly turning off after a few seconds.
  4. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    no there is no way to increase that....at least that i am aware of. you can try other lockscreen apps.......not sure if they would offer that feature.

    also you will get more time if you use either a pattern or pin to unlock the screen. maybe that might help.
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  5. Dave784

    Dave784 Newbie
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    well she's on a face recognition but in order to get that she has to swipe the screen and she doesn't quite have the knack yet. She'll get it with practice so was just looking to give her some help with regards to the shut off time but if it's not possible......
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  6. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    yeah i do not see a way to do it. it just takes practice.

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