How do I force my screen to stay on?

Answered by Willie Powers

To force your Android screen to stay on, you can adjust the screen timeout settings in the device’s settings. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do it:

1. Open the Settings app on your Android device. You can usually find it in your app drawer or by swiping down from the top of the screen and tapping the gear icon.

2. In the Settings menu, scroll down and tap on the “Display” option. This might be listed under different names depending on your device, such as “Display & Brightness” or “Screen.”

3. Look for the “Sleep” or “Screen timeout” option. Tap on it to access the screen timeout settings.

4. You will see a list of available options for the screen timeout duration. These options determine how long your device’s screen will stay on before automatically turning off due to inactivity.

5. Select the duration you prefer by tapping on it. The available options typically range from 15 seconds to 30 minutes. Keep in mind that setting a longer duration will consume more battery power.

6. After selecting the desired screen timeout duration, exit the settings. The change will take effect immediately, and your Android screen will stay on for the specified duration before turning off automatically.

It’s worth noting that some Android devices may have additional settings or options related to screen timeout or display settings. The steps provided above should work for most Android devices, but if you can’t find the screen timeout settings or if they are named differently, you can try searching for “timeout” or “display” in the settings search bar to locate the relevant options.

Additionally, some Android devices may offer a “Stay awake” or “Screen always on” option, which keeps the screen on as long as the device is connected to a power source or charging. This feature can be handy while using your device for extended periods without worrying about the screen turning off.

Adjusting the screen timeout settings in your Android device’s settings menu allows you to force the screen to stay on for a longer duration before automatically turning off. This can be useful in situations where you need uninterrupted access to your device’s screen, such as when reading or following a recipe.