5 Android Apps to Keep Screen on for Certain Apps
Often I engage in reading news, reviews, and trying new apps. That’s why I’m always busy taking screenshots and writing about my experience with an app or a service in question. It does get frustrating to find the phone’s display turned off when I need to check something quickly while I am writing.
What’s more frustrating? To unlock, I have to pick it up because the fingerprint sensor is at the back. I am sure you have experienced the constant need to wake your phone because you are multitasking, a real headache. Here are some Android apps to keep the screen on when using your favorite apps.
How to Keep the Screen on Using the Android System
Android settings have a feature that increases sleep time, delaying screen turn-off and autolock. Open Settings and go to Sleep in Lock screen & password. This is where you set the length of time before the screen turns off and the smartphone locks. However, there is a drawback. The specified time applies to the whole system, so you cannot choose specific apps. For that, let’s explore some apps.
1. Keep Screen On
Keep Screen On is a simple app. You download and install it, and there is an option to keep the screen awake. Unlike the system setting that asks how long to wait before the phone is locked, here, you can keep it on until you press the power button to lock it manually. If you have a phone with a physical qwerty keypad, you can choose to keep the keypad’s backlight on too.
The Backlight Manager, a separate app, offers new options. The Timeout has a longer duration (up to 60 minutes). I’m unsure of the ‘Just keep CPU running’ option. If you learn more, please inform me. Both apps are ad-free and free of charge. However, individual app selection is unavailable.
Wakey is an app that keeps your screen awake when using whitelisted apps, giving you more control over where your attention is directed.
The app’s free version is limited and supported by ads, but you can set a timer to keep the screen on. To remove ads, use FaceWake to wake up the phone and whitelist apps, upgrade for $0.99. FaceWake feature keeps the screen on if your face is detected by the camera. It also supports Tasker, except for Xiaomi phones.
3. Stay Alive
Stay Alive is a screen on app without its own interface. After granting permissions, access the settings from the notification area to choose which apps should keep the screen on.
Additional options allow the screen to dim before turning off, keep the screen on in desk and car dock, and choose color themes. The pro version costs $1.99 and unlocks the app selection feature.
4. Keep Screen On
When you launch the app, the initial view is a list of all the apps installed on your smartphone. Simply choose the ones you want to keep the screen on for, and you’re good to go.
There is a menu with options. You can disable the feature for all apps with the tap of a button. You can also hide system apps to view only the apps manually installed from the Play Store or elsewhere.
Glued to the Screen
If you need to keep the screen awake based on parameters like duration or apps, one of the above apps will help. You won’t have to keep unlocking your phone often for checking an app, and that should save you some time. Next, learn how to set a GIF image as your lock screen wallpaper by clicking on the link below.
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