How to Turn Off Sleep Mode on Android

Let's discover how to prevent your Android screen from turning off when you want it to stay on longer, and we'll also learn how to schedule bedtime mode on Samsung phones.
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In this guide, we’ll explore how to disable sleep mode on Android devices, as well as alternative methods to keep your screen awake without disabling sleep mode entirely. We’ll also touch on enabling sleep mode again if you change your mind.

How to Disable Sleep Mode on Android

On most Android devices, you can’t completely turn off the sleep mode. The longest time you can set before the screen goes to sleep is usually 30 minutes or 10 minutes. Adjusting sleep mode on your Android device is simple, but the exact steps may vary slightly depending on your device’s brand and model. Here’s a general guide:

  1. Start by unlocking your Android device using your preferred method, whether it’s a PIN, password, fingerprint, or facial recognition.
  2. Swipe down from the top of your screen to open the notification shade. Then tap on the gear-shaped icon or a similar icon that represents settings to access the Settings menu.
  3. Scroll down and select the Display option within the Settings menu. On some devices, this option may be labeled differently, like Display & Brightness or Always-on display & Lock screen.Display
  4. Look for the Sleep or Screen timeout option and tap on it. This setting determines how long your screen stays on when not in use. In case you have trouble finding the Sleep option, simply search for the Sleep option in the Android settings.Sleep
  5. Choose your desired screen timeout duration before it goes to sleep. If there’s an option (Never) to disable the sleep mode, select it, or pick the one with the longest timeout available, which can be either 10 or 30 minutes.

Alternative Ways to Keep the Screen Awake

While disabling sleep mode entirely is an option, there are alternative methods to keep your screen awake when needed. Another way to keep your device awake all the time is by using the ‘Always-on display’ feature. This feature, in case you’re not familiar with it, displays the clock and other useful information on your phone’s screen continuously.

  1. Open Android settings and look for Always-on display & Lock screen or Always-on settings. On some devices, they can be found under Display settings.Always on
  2. Once you find the Always-on settings open it.
  3. Now, turn on the Always-on display toggle and choose the display item or theme you want to always remain on the screen.Always on display

Third-Party apps

While Android devices may or may not have a built-in feature to stop the screen from turning off, you can find several apps on the Google Play Store that can achieve this. If you wish to keep your phone awake for longer than 30 minutes, you have the option to install a third-party app that will allow you to set the desired screen timeout duration. There are several free apps available for this purpose, such as Caffeine, Screen Alive, Keep Screen On, and more.

Once you’ve installed your desired app, you’ll need to grant the app permission to modify your phone’s system settings. In the app, you’ll have the option to either keep the screen active until you manually turn it off or set a specific screen-on duration.

How to Enable Sleep Mode Again

If you change your mind and want to enable sleep mode again, follow these steps:

  1. Return to the Settings menu on your Android device.
  2. Navigate back to the Display or Display & Brightness section in the Settings menu.
  3. Scroll down and tap on the Screen timeout or Sleep settings.enable sleep timer
  4. Then, choose a suitable duration for your screen timeout, such as 30 seconds or 1 minute.

How to Create a Sleep Schedule on Samsung Phones

While not directly related to disabling sleep feature, Samsung devices offer a feature that allows you to create a sleep schedule. As one of the silent modes offered by Samsung, Bedtime mode is a Digital Wellbeing feature that allows you to temporarily mute alerts, block calls and messages, and disable other services to help you have a peaceful night sleep. To set it up, follow these steps:

  1. Open your Samsung phone’s Settings.
  2. Scroll up (or down) and tap on Modes and Routines or Digital Wellbeing & Parental Controls.
  3. In the next settings menu, tap on Sleep mode or Bedtime mode.
  4. After that, tap on Use a Schedule or the Start button to schedule your bedtime. Some phones may have additional options like Turn on while charging, which is handy if you always charge your phone before bedtime.tap Start
  5. Select a Start and End time for the sleep schedule if necessary. Then, choose the days you want Bedtime mode to automatically activate. Click Next when you’re done.Set time
  6. On the next screen, you’ll have access to more customization options.
  7. By default, Do Not Disturb (DND) mode is activated. If you wish to turn it off, tap the toggle switch, but keep in mind that this will allow disturbances.
  8. When the Do Not Disturb mode is turned on, it will silence incoming calls, notifications, and other alerts. But You can set exceptions for incoming calls and message notifications from your contacts using the Calls and Messages option, and for notifications from specific apps using the App Notifications option.DND
  9. When you’re done, click Next.
  10. Greyscale and Dark mode are activated by default. You can also enable Eye Comfort Shield, adjust Sound mode and volume, and activate Power-saving mode. Simply check or uncheck the boxes to enable or disable these settings as per your preference and click Done.Greyscale, Dark mode
  11. Finally, confirm the configurations and click Turn on to immediately activate Bedtime mode.Turn On

This will set up Bedtime Mode on your Android phone, helping you maintain a healthy sleep routine and reduce disturbances during your designated sleep hours.


How to Keep the Phone Screen On on the iPhone?

On iPhones, you can prevent the screen from turning off by adjusting the Auto-Lock settings. Open Settings, go to Display & Brightness, select Auto-Lock, and choose Never. When you see a blue checkmark next to Never, you’ve successfully adjusted your screen settings.


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