How to enable or disable Always on Display on any Android?

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What is always on display?

If we translate into Spanish Always on Display means "Always on screen". This feature of Super AMOLED screens allows you to view information from your mobile phone without turning on the screen completely.

Always on Display turns off automatically when you put the device away, when it is with the screen facing down or when the battery is low. Also, it will show you the time and date, battery status and notifications.



How to enable or disable Always on Display on any Android?

If you want to activate the “Always on Display” function on a device with operating system An dro ID, do the following:

  1. Download the app “Always on Display – AMOLED Wallpapers”, you will find it in "Google Play"
  2. When you install the app you can choose the clock design you want and configure all the details.
  3. After finishing with the configurations you will need to enable step by step and accept all permissions necessary.
  4. In order for the function to always be active, you will have to press the option  "always shows".
  5. Choose the design you want and turn off the screen.

Another option to get Always On Display on any Android mobile phone or tablet is to download a file with the extension. apk created by a person named Sachin Kumar53. This apk only works with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and Android 7.0 Nougat.

Sachin Kumar53 is a user of a forum called xda developers and you can find the apk in the download section of the forum. When you install the file, you will need to restart your device for it to work properly. It is important to know that one of the drawbacks of installing this APK is that it usually consumes a lot of battery.



Always on Display technology devices

If you buy the latest models of Samsung phones, you will have the function “Always on Display” available on your screens and on the registration tool without the need to download any extension files, as this option is normally enabled by default.

Since the Samsung S7 device was released, they have started introducing the AOD technology on all new models.

How to activate or deactivate the “Always on Display” function in Samsung phones?

If you wish activate or deactivate the "Always on Display" function, we will show you all the steps you need to take to get it. Steps to follow:

  1. Push the button " Settings ”that yes find in the menu of your mobile.
  2. When you are in "Settings" you will have to select the option "Lock screen and security".
  3. Once you enter the "Screen and Security" menu you will need to locate “Always on Display” and click that button and you will be able to toggle the feature on or off.

Always On Display consuma la batteria?

If your device has this feature in Always On Display format, say usually consumes 1% of bacteria 60 every minute. But there are currently some Samsung Galaxy S8 mobile devices that have a processor which causes the ADO function not to consume much battery.


Always on Display technology usefulness

This feature is usually quite useful, as if it's night or you're in a dark room, you can interact with your mobile without having to turn on the screen with its dazzling brightness. Thanks to this technology, your device screen will not disturb your view.


Curiosities about Super AMOLED technology

AMOLED is a technology they use for create the screens of devices. It is a modern and innovative function supported by a kind of diode which is made up of organic components called OLEDs and these are activated by electrical stimuli.

History of AMOLED technology

The first company to introduce AMOLED technology on its screens was Nokia, one of the most popular communications and technology companies.

in 2016 Samsung, the large tech, insurance and biotech company has introduced Super AMOLED technology on Samsung Galaxy S7 mobile devices.


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