Adjust the Screen Timeout on an Android Phone

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Android Phones are the most popular phones in the marketplace right now, with mobile phone companies such as HTC, Sony, Samsung and Huawei introducing new Android phones every year. Apple's iPhone has serious competition from Samsung's S series and Sony's Xperia phones in the smartphone market. It's very probable that most people, in this generation, may own an Android phone, at some point, in their lives.

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Android phones are notorious for having elaborate settings and so, making oneself familiar with them is critical in ensuring the long life of the battery and the phone itself. Almost all Android phones have a screen timeout option which enables you to choose how soon after the latest "touch" the screen will go blank. This can save the battery charge, making the charge last longer.

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The timeout feature is useful because different people have different screen timeout preferences. People who often read on their mobile phones, for example, would want their screen to last longer, since a 10-second timeout might not be enough for them to peruse a single page of a book. A phone screen that turns off constantly while they are reading would be annoying for these people. On the other hand, people who only use their phones for chatting or texting would want a short timeout.

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    Generally, there are a few simple steps to adjust an Android phone's screen timeout.
    1. After accessing your phone's menu, select the settings option.
    2. From there, a number of different icons will appear, and among them is the display icon. Tap the display icon and scroll down to reach the "screen timeout"
    3. The preferred option may be selected from a time limit of 15 seconds, 30 seconds, 45 seconds, one minute, two minutes, 10 minutes, and "never turn off"
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    To choose the suitable timing, one should try out the options that would most likely suit his or her needs.
    For example, if a person likes to read on their phone, they may want to choose a setting of 45 seconds or longer, while someone who is just texting may opt to stick with 15 or 30 seconds.
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    The user who chooses a longer timeout option and wishes to save the phone's battery, may change the screen timeout to a shorter time duration as often as he or she wishes.
    Since it is easily changed, it is no problem to switch it often.
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    As smartphone technology advances, the new Samsung Android phones, the S3 and S4 models, have been designed so that screen timeouts are automatic according to the user's usage of the device.
    This makes the phones more user-friendly as users don't have to keep adjusting the settings to get the most out of their battery charge. This is one of the reasons that the battery of the S3 and S4 often last for longer periods when compared to other Android smartphones.
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Questions and Answers

One the home screen it goes into timeout super quick! trying to adjust it but only works on lockscreen?

How do I change it. turns off super quick

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