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Screen stays on while charging... how do I fix this?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by byu 01, Jul 23, 2017.

  1. byu 01

    byu 01 Newbie
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    A couple of months ago I had to get my phone replaced with a refurbished one. Since then, I have noticed that my replacement phone behaves differently with regard to the display while charging, and I can't figure out how to change the settings to make it like my old phone.

    With my old phone, when I plugged it in to charge, the screen would turn on for a few seconds then turn off. Likewise, after becoming fully charged or after receiving a notification, the screen would light up for a few seconds and then go dark again.

    With my replacement phone, however, when I plug it in, the screen turns on and stays on, unless I press the power button to turn the screen off. And then, if I receive a notification or the phone becomes fully charged, the screen will turn on and stay on until I manually turn it off or unplug the phone. This bothers me because I imagine the screen must be on for most of the night, and I wonder if this could possibly burn an image onto the screen or cause other issues.

    Anyone know how to fix this?

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  2. Daniel Fernandes

    Daniel Fernandes Android Enthusiast

    Settings >> Developer Options >> Turn off "Stay Awake"
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  3. byu 01

    byu 01 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I don't see "Developer Options" in Settings. Nor could I find it in any of the Settings menus. It is running Nougat, if that helps.
  4. shubh1ghosh

    shubh1ghosh Newbie

    Go to Settings>about phone then tap the build number 7-8 times. Developer settings will be activated.
  5. Daniel Fernandes

    Daniel Fernandes Android Enthusiast

    Then Developer options is probably disabled. The "Stay Awake" setting may have moved somewhere else in Nougat, check in Display Settings and Battery Settings.
  6. shariarkuasa

    shariarkuasa Newbie

    I have had this "problem" myself since I got it... if the screen was unlocked when I plug it in, the screen goes dim but stays on, which as we all know by now slows down the charging speed severely. I unlocked dev options to see if it was set to on by default but it doesnt appear that way. So I've just been turning off the screen manually since then.
  7. Daniel Fernandes

    Daniel Fernandes Android Enthusiast

    Did you look for the stay awake setting on other places of settings? (Use settings search, on the top right corner)
  8. byu 01

    byu 01 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Interesting secret there... I tried that out and it worked!

    Once I was able to activate Developer Options as described above, I easily found the Stay Awake feature, which was set to the on position. I turned it off and now my phone behaves as it should. Thank you!
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  9. This definitely worked for me. Thank you for the post.
  10. Melody4556

    Melody4556 Lurker

    Thank you so much for all the info. Mine has been like this for a year and couldn't fix it now is fixed

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