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Samsung Galaxy s20 Plus going into sleep mode in the middle of Youtube videos

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Narrowchimp, Nov 26, 2020.

  1. Narrowchimp

    Narrowchimp Lurker
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    Hello everyone,

    I've been having this issue with either my phone or the Youtube app since the last software update my phone had, a couple weeks ago. It's incredibly frustrating, the phone acts as if a video playing is just me accidentally leaving my phone on when in reality there's a video playing, and it just abruptly goes into sleep mode at the 10min mark (the time I've chosen for it to go into sleep mode, 10min is the max.). It does this every single time I play a video, unless of course I interact with the screen to keep it awake. But I used to put Youtube videos on as a background noise (music or meditation videos) until I could fall asleep at night, now I can't do this anymore and it's affecting my sleep.

    Anyone knows what's up with my phone or with the Youtube app? I've looked at the settings to see if something had changed since the last update but I can't seem to find anything there that would help my issue.


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  2. ocnbrze

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

    when do you have your sleep mode on for? have you tried changing that?
  3. Narrowchimp

    Narrowchimp Lurker
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    In my original post that's why I said "it just abruptly goes into sleep mode at the 10min mark (the time I've chosen for it to go into sleep mode, 10min is the max.)", sorry if it was unclear. It was 5min before I noticed this issue, then I changed it to 10min because it's the maximum time the settings allow, but it changed nothing other than prolongating the time before the phone goes to sleep during the video. It shouldn't go to sleep at all while a video plays, doesn't matter if it's 5 or 10 minutes into the video, it just shouldn't. Thanks for the suggestion though. :)
  4. Gary Carter

    Gary Carter Lurker

    Hey, go into your settings and search sleeping apps, It puts unused apps to sleep. There should be an option to choose a never sleeping app. Open that tab and add YouTube to that list so YouTube doesn't sleep during use.

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The Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus release date is 6 March. Features and Specs include a 6.7" inch screen, 64MP camera, 12GB RAM, Exynos 990 or Snapdragon 865 processor, and 4500mAh battery.

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