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Discussion in 'Android Help' started by eishiba, Sep 10, 2020.

  1. eishiba

    eishiba Lurker
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    How does one keep apps running with screen off? I'm sure there is some kind of app. During football season i cant watch the game so i want to turn my screen off while i listen to it with my ear buds. But usually if your turn your screen off everything else stops as well. What can i do? If it helps im using the slightly outdated Samsung S5.

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  2. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    Get a slightly updated device that doesn't have the issue. Set your display to 10 seconds to off...
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  3. olbriar


    Welcome to Android Forums eishiba.
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  4. eishiba

    eishiba Lurker
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    I can do this with YouTube but I'm going to use Google Chrome and it doesn't have this feature.
  5. steiny180

    steiny180 Android Enthusiast

    Try disabling battery optimization for the desired app(s)...
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  6. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    What feature?
    Set your display to time out for 10,20,30 seconds in your settings menu first...
    Then open Chrome, watch your game, and just let the screen go black by itself...
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  7. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Is your phone plugged into a charger while you do this?

    If so, you can use a setting in the developers options (stay awake) that will keep the screen on (and the device active) while the phone is charging.
    Keeping the device awake will keep the app(s) active.

    The cool thing about this is that you can then turn the screen off, but the phone will still stay awake with the screen off.

    I have a couple of ways to turn the screen off for when I am doing similar to what you want to do, but don't need/want the screen to be on- just having the sound on and having the device stay active so that the app(s) don't close.
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