The screen on your Samsung Galaxy On5 will automatically turn off after a certain period of inactivity. This is meant to both save your battery life and put your phone behind a level of protection in case you walked away from it without manually locking the screen. But you may encounter situations where you would like the screen to stay on for longer if you are looking at it, but not touching it. For example, if you are reading a recipe or a tutorial on the phone.
Your Galaxy On5 will probably lock the screen automatically after 30 seconds or a minute, but you can extend this amount of time up to a maximum of 30 minutes. Our guide below will show you how you can find this setting and keep your screen on for a longer amount of time during periods of inactivity.
Increase the Amount of Time the Samsung Galaxy On5 Screen Stays On
The steps in this article will show you how to adjust the amount of time that the Galaxy On5 screen stays on before the device lock automatically. Note that increasing this time can cause your battery life to decrease, as powering the screen is one of the more battery-intensive tasks that the device can perform.
Step 1: Open the Apps folder.
Step 2: Select the Settings option.
Step 3: Tap the Display icon near the top of the screen.
Step 4: Select the Screen timeout option.
Step 5: Tap the circle to the left of the amount of time that you want the phone to wait before it lock the screen automatically.
Note that you can manually lock the screen at any time by pressing the power button on the right side of the device.
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