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Screen always on when charging on/off toggle

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:38 pm
by GnuLinux
When charged it should always show time so it could be used to show time an weather etc. Last night when I charged it, time was showing for a little while but then the screen turned black. I have looked for a toggle setting "Screen always on when charging" or similar but found none.

Re: Screen always on when charging on/off toggle

Posted: Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:08 pm
by somerset
I guess it's to avoid burning oled screen.. but yes it should be a useful toggle

Re: Screen always on when charging on/off toggle

Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 9:07 pm
by GnuLinux
somerset wrote:I guess it's to avoid burning oled screen.. but yes it should be a useful toggle


Ironically the screen is always on in ambient mode when NOT being charged! (while the battery lasts). So it is probably safe to assume that it is not because of burn-in.

Re: Screen always on when charging on/off toggle

Posted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 12:46 pm
by Kravock
You can turn this on in developer mode.

Re: Screen always on when charging on/off toggle

Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:24 pm
by GnuLinux
Kravock wrote:You can turn this on in developer mode.


Thanks for the answer! :-)
How do one turn this on? Is there any downsides (like security-wise) to turn this on?

Re: Screen always on when charging on/off toggle

Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2016 4:37 am
by iSasFTW
GnuLinux wrote:
Kravock wrote:You can turn this on in developer mode.


Thanks for the answer! :-)
How do one turn this on? Is there any downsides (like security-wise) to turn this on?

I'm not exactly sure about downsides. Apart from burn out (which I think was debunked) I don't think so. It might charge a bit slower though.

I did try it, and it works just fine. The screen will dim, in preparation to turn off, but it never does. So idk, decide for yourself :P

Re: Screen always on when charging on/off toggle

Posted: Thu Nov 03, 2016 3:40 am
by Shiggs
+1 would be useful on a bedside stand

Re: Screen always on when charging on/off toggle

Posted: Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:16 pm
by Hopmonkey
GnuLinux wrote:
Kravock wrote:You can turn this on in developer mode.


Thanks for the answer! :-)
How do one turn this on? Is there any downsides (like security-wise) to turn this on?


I see the option for Always on when charging, but not to turn the screen off.
Am I missing something?

Re: Screen always on when charging on/off toggle

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 1:54 am
by bibet80
i believe when you disable the ambient mode, during charging the screen will turn off. Or you can go to power save mode.

Re: Screen always on when charging on/off toggle

Posted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:44 am
by Stacyadell
To turn on Developer mode, go to settings, about, then tap Ticwear version until you enter developer mode. Go back to Settings and you will now have another setting to toggle called Developer info. There you can find the option to stay on while charging.

If you are concerned about screwing something up, just don't mess with any of the other options.