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General Backlight/screen timeout not working

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by crazyvinoo, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. crazyvinoo

    crazyvinoo Active Member
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    Hi,

    For the first two weeks it was fine.And now i face an issue with the screen timeout..The display gets dim but its not turning off..I checked with most of the apps and various settings...but nothing worked out..if i press down the power button,it goes to sleep..otherwise it just stays and drains my battery...please help me out.Also i went through the other post regarding this issue..nothing seems to fit my issue exactly and i even tried the suggestions from web like searching for the bad app,playing with default settings....no go...::::)))))))please help...!!!!!
     

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  2. wraithevolution

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    This started happening to me as well, the screen just stays on. So I turned off Smart Stay and now it times out just fine. Smart Stay is really cool but I've been using android phones for a couple years without it now so I don't really care. Try turning it off and see what happens. If it's already off, try changing your screen time out to different settings then back again, see if that resets it.
     
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  3. crazyvinoo

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    Hi ..Thanks for the reply.,..but my issue seems to be little different...When the phone is not connected to charger or usb connecter,it times out correctly...but when you connect the charger,it lights up and just stays forever..I need to use the lock button to turn it off..As am using the flip cover,sometimes i forget to lock it..so it stays on and when i touch it after sometime,its boiling....so i dunno what might be wrong..everything is perfect and i have customised it day and night ..Factory reset sucks big time..:(..any suggestions....by the way i turned of motion and smart stay and all the extra feautures..but no luck:(
     
  4. DarkMage619

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    Sounds like a setting in the debugging menu. There is an option to keep the screen when connected to a charging source. It's used to keep the screen on when people are flashing roms and trying to root their phones. I would check there to see if the option is checked.

    The Dark One
     
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  5. crazyvinoo

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    Hi,
    Thanks for your reply.I checked the settings..everything is fine,but i still face the issue..Can you be little more specific about the settings which i need to turn off or something...??????
     
  6. crazyvinoo

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    Hi,
    Thanks for your reply.I checked the settings..everything is fine,but i still face the issue..Can you be little more specific about the settings which i need to turn off or something...??????
     
  7. grahamm

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  8. legalkill

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    I was facing the same issue. I changed the settings as in turned on smart stay, change timeout time, auto screen brightness etc. exited the display settings Then I switched them all off and rebooted. My timeout started back.

    I think i figured it out. I had a drive link sideloaded. It seemed to be keeping the screen on.
     
  9. valent garde

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    I thing you may find you have your phone set to "stay lit" this is an option where, while you are looking at the screen it will stay active, I had this problem and unchecked this option, now my battery lasts much longer too... Valent G.
     
  10. Skywalk_oo

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    I had this very same problem and eventually found out that it was caused by an app called Notifier Pro. Once uninstalled, the problem was solved. What was really confusing is that despite the screen timeout on the app being set to the desired value, it used to default back to 30s every single time the screen was locked. Incredibly frustrating.
     
  11. Tara Clark

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    Hi All! I see this thread goes back a rather long way, however I'll give this a go. I recently got my young cousin a refurbished phone (Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini). The issue is whenever she locks her screen the backlight keeps coming on, constantly. I have literally sat on forums for the last 3 hours trying absolutely everything. I've installed EVERY wakelock detector there is, tried the push ad blocker, installed battery saving apps, changed the brightness settings, made sure the face/motion detectors are off etc etc. Nothing is working. Like at all. Not even remotely. I have factory reset the phone twice as well. Still nothing. It's driving me insane that I can't work out the issue; usually there's nothing Google can't get me through! Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!!
     
  12. meerensee3901

    meerensee3901 New Member
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    It seems there is no way to delete a post here. I can't delete this post....I can only edit it ?
     
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  13. meerensee3901

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    I also had this problem with my Samsung Note 4 on Android 6.0.1. I found the answer which worked for me.
    I had always used a lock screen timeout of 1 minute. Well, my lock screen light never timed out, it would remain on until the battery eventually died. I would often feel a hot phone in my pocket, on inspection it was because a notification had lit up the lock screen, and it wouldn't time out.
    It appears there is a problem with Android - if you set the screen timeout to 1 minute or longer timeout, then it never times out. The solution is to use either the 15 second or 30 second screen timeout. Mine turns off now at 30 seconds. Pity Android has this problem.
     
  14. Gus198577

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    I'm having a different issue .. my screen timeout won't work at all .. doesn't matter if I select 1 min, 2 min, 5 min.. or even to stay on .. it will only do 15 seconds .. I tried apps to override it .. nothing works .. it gets annoying .. can't even watch a video without it going off after 15 seconds .. I tried a reset .. and that also did not work ..
     

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