Galaxy S9: Set Screen Timeout

The screen timeout function determines the duration of time required for the period you stop pressing your Galaxy S9 and when the display shuts down automatically without having to press the Power button.

This feature helps particularly when you need to check your phone intermittently. When enabled, you won’t have to keep unlocking your Samsung Galaxy S9. There are different screen timeout options to suit your preferences.

How to Configure Screen Timeout on Galaxy S9

If you want to configure the screen timeout feature of your Galaxy S9, below is a list of what you should consider

  1. The Galaxy S9 has six pre-installed screen timeout options namely 15 sec, 30 sec, 1-2-5 min, and 10 minutes
  2. The screen timeout feature works under a dedicated menu with the same Screen Timeout name that can be found in General Settings > Display
  3. The Screen Timeout feature also integrates well with the Smart Stay feature which is designed identify if your focus is on the screen or not if your gaze is on the screen, then the display brightness will automatically lessen

How to Turn On/Off Smart Stay on S9

If you wish to turn on or deactivate the Smart Stay feature, do the following:

  1. Turn on your smartphone and open the Home screen
  2. Click on the Settings menu
  3. Tap the Display icon
  4. Select Smart Play and toggle the button left or right to switch on and off

If you want to disable the Screen Timeout feature:

  1. Turn on your Samsung Galaxy S9 and launch the Settings app
  2. Click on About Phone
  3. Click on the Build Number seven times repeatedly to unlock Developer mode
  4. After unlocking Developer mode, launch the Settings menu
  5. Tap on the Developer Options that will now appear under the Settings menu
  6. Click on the Stay Awake option

Henceforth, your Samsung Galaxy S9 will migrate from using the Screen Timeout feature to the Smart Stay feature. If you ever get tired of the Smart Stay feature and want to go back to your default settings, follow the same guide to disable the feature.

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